The category 5 sh*tstorm presidential campaign of Donald Trump has shown the world that America is indeed a biohazard level 3 Idiocracy, poised to push the rest of the world off a cliff like a selfie gone wrong. Donald Trump is exactly what the Scots called him following his phenomenally uninformed Brexit remarks: a c*cksplat deserving of nothing but ridicule and scorn.
Attendees of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio will soon be greeted by a gigantic billboard depicting Donald Trump and Ted Cruz kissing each other. The image appears alongside a caption that reads “Love Trumps Hate. End Homophobia.” Okay… so maybe the caption is kind of corny, but the image is as funny as it is disturbing. Speaking as a comedian, there’s no greater and effective form of free speech than humor.
The billboard was sponsored by LGBT rights group Planting Peace, the same non-profit organization behind The Equality House, a rainbow-colored house sitting across the street from Westboro Baptist Church. Indeed, these folks are some merry pranksters. Considering how virulently anti-gay the RNC platform and that anti-gay Indiana Governor Mike Pence is set to be Trump’s running mate, the billboard couldn’t be any more appropriate. And the director of Planting Peace seems to agree.
What Donald, Ted and the Republican party either fail to realize, or realize and just don’t seem to care about, is that their words and actions toward our LGBT family―especially LGBT children―have meaning and impact, Jackson said to The Huffington Post. LGBT children hear these messages telling them they are nothing but second-class citizens and are left feeling broken or ‘less than.’ When children are dying because of negative messages, then it’s time to change the message,” Jackson said. “Planting Peace calls for the immediate change in the Republican party platform with regard to our LGBT family and LGBT rights. Never again shall a negative, hateful message be uttered in the name of ‘religious freedom.’ We are calling for action that brings full, fundamental rights to the LGBT community, and a narrative that empowers LGBT people to live and love freely.
And here we thought we were done with all that cultural warrior and moral crusadist crap that has animated the GOP for years. Kudos to Planting Peace!
Featured image via Planting Peace