Scott Kaiser

Mary J. Brenny: More Important Than The Gay

Filed By Scott Kaiser | February 23, 2009 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: hypocritical motherfuckers, Minnesota, Paul Koering, politics

The following is from a blog post that was forwarded to me by my partner. It was written by JC Christian of the blog Jesus' General. The post illustrates well the absurdity of gay politicians voting against gay issues. I thought it deserved a wider audience, so I contacted the author and received his permission to re-post it here.

Sen. Paul Koering
Minnesota State Senate

Dear Sen. Koering,

I never thought I'd be writing the gay, even a Republican the gay like yourself, but you did something this week that deserves my heartfelt thanks. You announced you would uphold one of our nation's most cherished segregationist traditions and vote to deny yourself the right to marry the one you love. Certainly, it's that kind of self-hating toadyism that earned you a Republican Hero Award from the Log Cabin Republicans (what a fine, "real American" name--they must be true patriots of the Heartland, perhaps even lumberjacks.)

I was particularly impressed by the explanation you gave KLKS radio:

Koering, who is gay and a Republican, said he would vote against it because the state faces bigger problems.

And it is true. The state does face bigger problems than providing equal protection to all of its citizens, and you are sponsoring bills to address those problems.

Take SR15 for instance. Nothing is more important to the well-being of the citizens of Minnesota than passing your resolution honoring Mary J. Brenny. She owned both her town's ambulance service and mortuary, thus providing one stop service to the good citizens of Morrison County. You have to honor that kind of service.

The same holds true for SF3557. If you don't make English the official language, the brown people win. The whole state would be speaking Mexican and eating spicy foods by 2015.

These are both important bills. Thank God you had the courage to vote against marriage equality so you could devote more energy to their passage.

But I still have to wonder why someone who is the gay would do that? It's about as self-hating an act as I can imagine. Are you absolutely sure you're the gay and not just another heterosexual conservative who enjoys putting another man's little soldier in your mouth from time to time? You might consider giving that a little thought. Maybe you could talk to Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, and Bob Allen about it. They might be able to help you out with your sexual confusion.

Heterosexually yours,

Gen. JC Christian, patriot

If you enjoyed this, you can read more from the author at his blog Jesus' General. Thank you to JC Christian for letting me post this here.

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My My My this certainly hits the nail on the head...little soldier indeed never heard that term before are you listening Senator?

Absolutely priceless. I especially like the part about putting another man's "little soldier" in your mouth. That's just too precious.

i never thought of a "little soldier" reference. i suppose he cums armed and dangerous, right?

Folks; I have to apologize for my tongue in cheek reaction to the Senator's "Little Tin Soldier" while it was rather humorous there is the fact that the Minnesota State Senator Koering is simply the token gay man who is probably a dreary Closet Queen with plenty of toe tapping experience in public toilets. What we - that is you and I - need to keep in mind is that their are plenty of Koering's out there seeking public office. We concede the fact that Koering got elected and this is as his admin said a democracy. However we may be doing ourselves a great dis-service by backing a Gay Candidate just because he or she is Gay. It may be high time that we took into account the basic facts and it might be time to back even a non-queer person who better suits our needs. Being a 6th generation Oregon Republican (THE PARTY OF ABE LINCOLN) I am not a Log Cabin Hypocrite looking to toe the GOP line. My suggestion would point then to contacting the Democratic Machine in Minnesota through any means possible to run and maybe support that person who would better suit our goals. Let's face it Senator Koering is not the man we may have thought him to be and he needs to hit the road. Bye the bye I was amused by his more important issues that comprises his current resume of representation in his home state. Let’s just hope that he stays there in his home state. I would be saddened greatly if he ran for a national office given his currently limited prospective on the issues.

What a lame excuse for voting against the bill. There are always going to be bigger issues and smaller issues, but that doesn't mean that we have to ignore everything and attack the big issues all the time.