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Et tu, Louisiana?

Not content with their shared top-ten ranking in teen births, Louisiana State Rep. A. G. Crowe (R-Slidell) wants Louisiana to join with Oklahoma and Alabama in segregating (or banning) gay books.

Good for you, Rep. Crowe. You tackle those problems that Louisiana is facing (high cancer mortality rates, high teen pregnancy rate, low education rates, high infant mortality rate) by, umm, micro-managing library collections. Let me know how that works out.

what could be wrong with promising to kill queers?

jimmy swaggart boasts manfully that he would kill a queer who looked at him cross-eyed:

I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. [Swaggart laughs; audience laughs and applauds.] And I’m gonna be blunt and plain: if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.” [Audience applauds and laughs.]

(on his Sept. 12, 2004 TV show; excerpted at glaad.org)

i guess anyone manly enough to pay for sex is manly enough to kill a queer for christ.

ten days later, jimmy doesn’t exactly feel bad, but certainly doesn’t think anybody should get their panties in a knot just cause he was havin’ a little fun:

On Wednesday, Swaggart said he has jokingly used the expression “killing someone and telling God he died” thousands of times, about all sorts of people. He said the expression is figurative and not meant to harm.

“It’s a humorous statement that doesn’t mean anything. You can’t lie to God — it’s ridiculous,” Swaggart told The Associated Press. “If it’s an insult, I certainly didn’t think it was, but if they are offended, then I certainly offer an apology.”

msnbc

queers are just too damn sensitive, i guess. what is wrong with us?