Pete Buttigieg hits back at Amy Coney Barrett's not-so-subtle homophobic slur
We all pretty much know who Amy Coney Barrett is.
I see such super-Catholics on my social media feeds pretty regularly because, well, I went to Catholic grade school and high school, and a lot of my old classmates either haven't figured out that I'm a filthy secular humanist or, to their credit, don't care.
And by "super-Catholics" I don't mean anyone who's more Catholic than me — because that would include just about everyone. I mean people who care about blastulas and zygotes more than they care about kids in cages. Put a couple frozen embryos in an Igloo cooler and stash it in a holding cell at the border and maybe some of these folks would finally wake up to this administration's inhumanity.
So, needless to say, Barrett isn't exactly forward-thinking when it comes to LGBTQ issues. Unless the baseline we're talking about is sometime in the early to mid-11th century.
It's not a "preference," Judge Barrett. #BlockBarrett #SCOTUSHearing #OurCourt https://t.co/V2drHlRK9z— National Women's Law Center (@National Women's Law Center)1602598888.0
BARRETT: "I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference."
There's a lot wrong with that statement. First of all, it's an orientation, not a preference. For instance, my orientation is heterosexual. Watching Glee reruns while stoned out of my mind is my choice. Secondly, I'm pretty certain she's not a friend of the LGBTQ community, so this is all just window dressing anyway. And bad window dressing at that.
Well, erstwhile presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg noticed Barrett's verbal sleight-of-hand and was having none of it:
That's my preference, too, Mayor Buttigieg.
Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell's orientation is reptilian, so don't hold your breath.
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