Thursday, September 23, 2010

Brody's Notes... Georgia Senator's Office Admits Posting Gay Slur

U. S. Senator Saxby Chambliss   Official U. S. Senate Portrait 
By Brody Levesque (Washington DC) SEPT 23 | A spokesperson for U. S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)acknowledged that an Anti-Gay slur, 'All Faggots Must Die,' originated from the Senator's Atlanta offices and that the matter had been turned over to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms for further investigation.
The slur was spotted on an article posted regarding the Senate's DADT cloture vote on the widely popular LGBT issues website Joe.My.God on Tuesday after the measure failed to pass. Joe Jervis, the site's editor and chief correspondent quickly spotted the slur and then proceeded to publish the IP address of the commentator 'Jimmy,'  and asked that his readership sleuth out and research that address, which turned out to be physically located in an office building at One Overton Park, 3625 Cumberland Boulevard in Atlanta, that houses the offices of both U. S. Senators from Georgia.
The other senate office, of Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), issued a denial, disavowing any knowledge or involvement within hours of the controversy being made public, propelled by coverage by the Atlanta Constitution-Journal's senior political correspondent and columnist,  Jim Galloway, followed by other mainstream media including Atlanta based CNN and Fox News.
Last Night, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann discussed the incident with columnist and activist Dan Savage:


Trab said...

Dan's point that this is how 'they' think about 'us' in private is very true. The sad reality is that it is not just about public politics with a lot of these people, but that some of them really believe that crap.

In a way it's a bit like the Flat Earth believers. They really truly do fear for the safety of those of us who travel to the end of the world and are at risk of falling off. The difference though, is that the Flat Earth people don't want us to fall off, whereas the anti-LGBTQ bigots do. Either way though, the beliefs are totally irrational.