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“Sideshow Bob” to Richmond Fed: “Take down that [rainbow] flag!”


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.

  • LiberalVA

    I hope thats not the letter he sent him…. seeing as his name is Jeffrey M. LackeR. I know him and his family. Mr. Lacker will not take that flag down.  

  • Johnny Longtorso

    I didn’t realize I was undermining the American economy. I’ll go have sex with a woman, that should get us on track to recovery.

  • LittleDavid

    While I am a Dem, I kind of appreciate Bob Marshall’s statement.

    I do not think it is the mission of the Federal Reserve to delve into social politics.  The Federal Reserve has enough on their plate when it comes to the economy and fiscal solvency without them getting involved in social issues.

    Now had Lowell been more reserved by asking something like: “Just why is it that homosexual sex is still a felony?” he would have found a receptive audience from those like me.  But by implying that some of the facts being put forth are imaginary due to homophobia illuminates where the opinion is coming from.

    The Richmond Fed should take down that rainbow flag and the request is reasonable.

  • LittleDavid

    I wonder if we could get Federal spending for an unbiased study of the impacts of male homosexuality, such a study would prove the negative impacts on:

           shortens lives

           adds significantly to illness

           increases health costs

           promotes venereal diseases

    Perhaps our President should have included such a study in his stimulus spending.  

  • The Richmonder

    Took some photos, including the one you see above.  The two flags look great together.

  • This week, as LGBT Virginians and their families mark the beginning of Pride Month, right-wing voices have again been raised in opposition to the cause of equality. Delegate Bob Marshall, who authored Virginia’s anti-equality “marriage” amendment, has led this charge, accusing the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond of “undermining the American economy” by flying a rainbow flag as a symbol of inclusion and diversity.

    These sorts of shameful, ignorant attacks against our state’s LGBT community are an affront that cannot be allowed to go unanswered. For eight years, I’ve stood up to Bob Marshall, Ken Cuccinelli and other agents of intolerance as a member of the House of Delegates, and I will continue to do so in the Senate.


    Bob Marshall offers Virginia nothing but backwards thinking, hate and division. You and I know that our state’s future will be built upon a foundation of inclusion and tolerance. Let’s show young LGBT Virginians just how far we have come – help me become a proud, progressive voice in the Senate.

  • bruce roemmelt

    $13 for the 13th – Stop the Haters!!!

    The Prince William County Democratic Committee is working very hard to unseat Virgina’s chief Homophobe Bob Marshall (who has been the 13th District representative in our VA House of Delegates for way too long).  WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    Please contribute $13 to help us in our fight to rid the Commonwealth of Bob Marshall and his vile smears on our brothers and sisters, and their families and friends.

    If you have a strong stomach the letter is here at our website http://www.PWCdems.com

    We are working hard to change this county!  We proved it when our county went 56% for President Obama.  WE ARE THE NEW BATTLEGROUND!

    With your help we only need 50% plus one vote to get rid of Bob Marshall.

    His latest attack on our GLTB community and our Democratic Values was a letter demanding that the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond take down the Rainbow flag celebrating the diversity of that organization.

    In a letter to the Bank Marshall continues to bend the truth and bend reality to his extreme right wing views.

    You can make a difference…

    With your contribution of $13 we can put boots on the ground and continue our fight against those who do not beleive in those precious words, “with liberty and justice for all.”


    click here…