That’s right, according to “Sideshow Bob,” it’s all about “blood transfusions,” “sodomy,” and being “worried about this guy whose got eyes on me.” Can we say “he’s got issues?” Uh huh.
Now, back to sanity: Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) replies to Marshall’s rantings: “I think modern day Virginia has no room for that kind of homophobia…people who are willing to be that patriotic, to serve their country, shouldn’t be questioned in any way.”
By the way, since when did “Sideshow Bob” become a medical and/or epidemiological expert? Last I checked, you didn’t have to be gay in order to have various diseases that would make blood donations risky. That includes HIV/AIDS, for which many incidences of transmission in the United States are heterosexual in nature, and for which the majority of infections in the world as whole are heterosexual in nature as well. But, of course, that’s not what this is all about for Bob Marshall and his ilk. It’s raw anti-gay bigotry, nothing more and nothing less. The question is, why don’t we treat people like Bob Marshall as a blatant, outright bigot, who should be shunned by everyone and not treated as a serious member of polite society? Where, for instance, is the condemnation from Gov. Bob McDonnell? RPV chair Pat Mullins? Rep. Frank Wolf? Perennial Senate candidate George Allen? The silence is deafening.