Remember when you were in elementary school and everything was gay? Skinny jeans — that's gay. Baggy jeans — that's gay. Holding hands — that's gay. Yogurt — that's gay.
The point is, kids are assholes, and elementary school (for some of us, at least) was back in those days when pesky little things like political correctness and accepting those who are different from you was frowned upon. Thankfully this is 2017, a time when such bigotry would seem ridiculous to any sane person. Right?
Times have changed since then.
That is unless, of course, they're using the word gay in the classical sense — as a synonym for the word happy.
Wait, who are we kidding — the world hasn't changed since then. In fact it's gotten worse.The Most Anti-LGBTQ President In U.S. History," says employers can fire employees for being gay.
In fact, the Trump administration has even gone so far as to back a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
do people making the "what if a jewish baker had to make a nazi cake" analogy not understand that nazis are not a p… https://t.co/FejYliIc7l— Adam Serwer 🍝 (@Adam Serwer 🍝)1512678791.0
We cite all this to say that the current zeitgeist is particularly conducive to the most virulently childish and homophobic impulses in people (already) inclined to childishness and homophobia.
Except, as it turns out, even heterosexual white guys can be the subject of Metcalfe's ire.done its best to disenfranchise minorities of all stripes statewide) was moderating a discussion on a land use bill.
When minority chair Matthew Bradford, D-Montgomery, touched his arm politely to make an interjection, things went from zero to hysterical homophobic fury.
"I'm a heterosexual. I love my wife... keep your hands to yourself." This is the bizarre moment a Republican polit… https://t.co/WpJ0Fss5tc— Channel 4 News (@Channel 4 News)1512653666.0
Metcalfe didn't end there.
Rep. Daryl Metcalfe doth protest too much. @RepMetcalfe definitely likes men. He was tapping his toes rather vig… https://t.co/N9Q4C3PLWY— Reg (@Reg)1512521877.0
People, understandably, didn't take well to this political equivalent of elementary school bigotry.
This makes sense because Daryl Metcalfe is quite possibly the most detestable human being I've ever met https://t.co/6uEFFTcmWW— Chris OIIey 🌲 (@Chris OIIey 🌲)1512528570.0