Once again, Del. “Sideshow Bob” Marshall (R-13th) is completely off the deep end and into outright homophobic bigotry about those evil gays. Check this out.
“I do not believe that a celebration of ‘gay pride’ has anything to do with the mission of the Federal Reserve under the Federal Reserve Act passed by Congress,” said Marshall. “This is a celebration of a behavior that is still a class six felony in Virginia. How can the American people trust the judgement of the Federal Reserve as an institution when its spokesperson celebrates an attack on public morals?” he asked. Marshall urged, “Take down that flag!”
“Sideshow Bob” adds his beliefs that homosexuality “undermines the American economy, is a class six felony in Virginia (18.2-361, VA Code), shortens lives, adds significantly to illness, increases health costs, promotes venereal diseases, and worsens the population imbalance relating to the number of workers supporting the beneficiaries of America’s Social Security and Medicare Programs.”
Yeah, and I hear that “teh gayz” also control the British crown, keep the metric system down, help keep the Martians under wraps, and are responsible for the many other nefarious things falsely attributed in this video to the Stonecutters. Heh. By the way, in The Simpsons, “Sideshow Bob” is a cartoon character who’s a homicidal sidekick to a clown. In contrast, Virginia’s own “Sideshow Bob” is apparently not a cartoon character, although it’s hard to tell sometimes. Personally, I think I’d rather have The Simpsons’ “Sideshow Bob” as the delegate and Bob Marshall as the cartoon character, not the other way around. What about you?
UPDATE: Photo added, courtesy of The Richmonder.