This is utterly confounding. I grew up at a time when Anita Bryant bashed gays, thinking that she was on the cutting edge of a trend that would allow for all sorts of strict laws and moral codes to be enacted that would slam the door on social justice once and for all. In high school many of my peers were able to see the folly of her thinking, and laughed at her. In time Anita Bryant found she was on the other side of history, and was shunned by many. But now she has somehow found an audience, and will stride onto the stage…with teabaggers in attendance…. to once again recreate her haranguing against homosexuals. Some have no shame.
The controversial Queen of Gay Hate, Anita Bryant, will be returning to the stage on July 9, 2010 for a patriotic performance in Yukon, OK before an Oklahoma-based group that has become nationally known for its malevolent attacks on gays and whose members include the husband of leading homophobe State Rep. Sally Kern.
Bryant’s appearance is part of a two-day conference spanning July 9th and 10th calling for a return to America’s Christian heritage, a crusade against Muslims and gays, and will coincide with the first ever Patriot Pastors Tea Party. The headliner for the event is the widely discredited David Barton, who, to push his Christian heritage agenda, has been caught numerous times fudging history and fabricating quotes that he would then claim were made by the Founding Fathers. Barton has gained criticism for speaking at Christian Identity gatherings that called for the execution of homosexuals.