Bil Browning

Glitter Is the Herpes of Craft Supplies

Filed By Bil Browning | May 18, 2011 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: anti-gay, Demetri Martin, glitter, LGBT rights, Minnesota Family Council, Newt Gingrich, public shaming

Demetri Martin's joke popped automatically to mind when I heard that Newt Gingrich got glitter bombed by a gay activist at a recent book signing in Minneapolis. The Salamander was in town for an event with the Minnesota Family Council - the group pushing an anti-gay constitutional amendment for the state.

"The thing about glitter is, if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever cause glitter is the herpes of craft supplies," says Martin. The same thing could be said about the taint of homophobia.

After all, Newt famously has a lesbian sister who works for HRC but still pops off with gems like these, "I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion."


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I LOVE it! As an art teacher, I NEVER allowed glitter. I did work many after school programs and they loved the stuff. It gets everywhere.

What an imbecile. As if being filmed assailing a popular figure will put the gay community in any positive light.

Seriously, what dimwits do we have for "activists". They're children.

Agreed. Of course as one of those whom claims refracted light as the symbol of our community, I do love the Demetri Martin reference in the post title though. :)

Rick Sutton | May 18, 2011 11:26 AM

Best. Headline. Ever.

Newt has had a tough week. Demagogues best beware--the far-right demands ideological purity. Newt dared speak the obvious: Rep. Ryan's plan is void of compassion. And common sense.

He's a disgusting little troll but he serves a purpose. I hope he stays in, but the last tww days have doomed his chances.

As much as I dislike Gingrich and Republicans, I am sorry to see actions like this done against a political candidate, especially for the office of President. The legal consequences for assaulting a candidate are severe. I have never heard of a case that did not involve jail time. Moreover, it does nothing to make gays or our cause look good.

The Glitter Bomber is my hero

Notswithstanding my previous comment saying that gays should not support this activity, since it is very bad for the cause, did anyone here see today's article in the Washington Post about Callista's and Newt's charge account bill at Tiffany's in NY? As reported on a financial disclosure form for when Callista was working on Capitol Hill, the bill stood at between $250,000 and $500,000 !! So, evidently, this couple does like bling and sparkle.

Homophobes never protest at gay events? Since when?

Yes! Glitter bombing is pie-ing for the 21st century!

Thanks for posting this Bil. I really needed the laugh after the past several days.