In this corner, we have rapper Bow Wow. During a live chat with fans last month, he talked about feeling uncomfortable around gay people and shared a lovely story:
He talked about a time where he needed a haircut and had his people go and find him a barber. But after noticing the barber was gay he told them that he didn’t want the haircut anymore. He said he didn’t want a gay barber touching his head.As the BET blog points out, homosexuality isn't exactly contagious. So it's a little silly to be worried about a gay man touching you, especially when he's a barber and he's only touching you because it's his job. Does Bow Wow think that he's such an irresistible hunk of man that any gay man who comes within five feet of him just won't be able to control themselves?
[BET.com via Queers United]
And in the other corner, we have Joe the Plumber, who still refuses to go away. In an interview with Christianity Today, JtP was asked about same-sex marriage:
Q: In the last month, same-sex marriage has become legal in Iowa and Vermont. What do you think about same-sex marriage at a state level?JTP: At a state level, it’s up to them. I don’t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the dictionary—it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing. [via Think Progress]
Very creative use of the dictionary to justify your homophobia, Joe. (Of course by creative we mean bottomlessly idiotic.) But here's a helpful hint for you, Joe. If you wouldn't allow someone near your children just because they're gay, that means that they're actually not your friends, and more importantly, you're not their friend. But you are a bigot and a moron.
Don't worry, you don't really have to choose because we know that would be impossible. But be sure to tune in for the next edition of Homophobic Douchebag Throwdown.