Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gott Fag?

Yes, hypocrisy on the gay question really needs to stop. Not everybody who objects to homosexuality on religious grounds is a closet queen, of course not, but these moral oralists are barely convincing to their own congregations (I think the only reason we haven't heard about Rick Santorum's man-on-dog escapades is that he lost his re-election bid, but give it time). Christopher Hitchens summed it up well in his memoir:

Whenever I hear some bigmouth in Washington or the Christian heartland banging on about the evils of sodomy or whatever, I mentally enter his name in my notebook and contentedly set my watch. Sooner rather than later, he will be discovered down on his weary and well-worn old knees in some dreary motel or latrine, with an expired Visa card, having tried to pay well over the odds to be peed upon by some Apache transvestite.

This happens with depressing regularity, yet outside of the bland and clumsy "hypocrite" we don't have a word or term to describe this subset of sleaze. I propose 'Gott Fag,' a portmanteau of a well-known advertising campaign, a derogatory slur, and the German word for God (normally pronounced like 'goat,' but that need not matter for our purposes), in whose name these horny homos hate. The next time you hear of a Catholic priest, a Larry Craig, a Ted Haggard, a Mark Foley, a Ken Mehlman, an Eddie Long... bloviating on how much he really wants to stick it to the gays and not the other way around, one need only ask oneself:

Gott Fag?

The question answers itself.

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