Hide your kids! If you haven’t heard, gay people have a secret plot to seduce and convert our children to homogayness — at least, according to Georgia Tea Party Congressional candidate Jody Hice. In May, Hice cited a satirical passage by Michael Swift in the magazine Gay Community News:
“We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Hice wants Billy-Bob “Responsible Gun Owner” to be able to own a bazooka to fight tyranny, and blames shootings on the absence of his god rather than the easy availability of firearms to crazy people — oh, and Muslims are evil, and don’t deserve First Amendment protections.
Recently, Hice decided to show his patriotism by posting a Thomas Jefferson quote on Facebook:
The only problem for Hice — and it’s a big one — is that Thomas Jefferson did not actually say that, according to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. According to the foundation, the real source of the quote is Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience. Thoreau was an opponent of organized religion — and gay.
This isn’t the first time Hice has conveniently misquoted Jefferson.
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, once again, said that this quote did not come from Thomas Jefferson. Instead, it was said by John Williams Sharp in a 1913 speech about Jefferson.
The most frightening aspect in all this is that Hice may very well become yet another Tea Party Congressman who desperately clings to the Bible without reading it, idolizes our founding fathers without understanding them, and actively working to demonize, isolate, and discriminate against entire segments of the population.
Watch this insanely ignorant campaign ad: