28 July 2011
by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
Ann Coulter is someone that embodies the Conservative movement even though they would rather that she didn’t. She is fiscally and socially conservative, and hates gays and women (despite being the latter). So, of course, when Joy Behar had failed author Coulter on as a guest, the conversation after the debt ceiling negotations turned to, well, LGBT topics.
Coulter was asked about Marcus Bachmann, to which she said “Liberals are preying on the same kind of gay stereotypes they normally reject.” Are we back to the movie Jeffrey here where we have Patrick Stewart’s character wondering if that sweater makes him look gay and the bit about how his character and his character’s lover are an interior decorator and a dancer in Cats? We do acknowledge that the stereotype exists…along with all the non-stereotypes.
She does, however, believe that it is possible to pray away the gay stating “There are some people who maybe weren’t really gay to begin with…were maybe molested…” Actually, a good psychologist would be able to do more to help such an individual than any quackery practiced by Bachmann.
She isn’t happy about marriage equality in New York. She wants us to move on saying “The only reason I might be happy is that maybe they will shut up about it. Okay, the media capital of the world has gay marriage. Can we move on now?” And she wants us to impose Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell everywhere “I not only want ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ for the military, I want ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ for society. Just give me a week where we’re not talking about the gays.” and “I not only don’t want open gays in the military, I don’t want open girls in the military.”
Coulter, who was paid by GOProud last year to defecate all over them, has been rather bitter of late. Still, R. Clarke Cooper of the Log Cabin Republicans took her on saying:
“Ann Coulter is not a serious part of the conservative movement — her positions are a throwback and do more harm than anything else. Her remarks endorsing the widely outdated and profoundly harmful idea of ‘reparative therapy,’ alleging that one can ‘pray the gay away,’ are not only demeaning to gays and lesbians, but are offensive to all people of faith. God in his infinite wisdom created us the way we are and pundits and politicians cannot change that. While her position on this matter is off base, it is exacerbated by her claim that the armed forces should bring back ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ a failed policy which impedes military readiness. Servicemembers who put their lives on the line deserve respect, not such clownish behavior. Ann Coulter may be tired of gay and lesbian Americans speaking out, but Americans, gay and straight, are tired of her overwrought and offensive behavior. Frankly, Coulter’s act has gotten stale. It’s time to change the channel.“