Tea Party Leader Wants To File Class Action Lawsuit Against Homosexuality
If a clerk has been trying to serve you papers recently, this might be why: Rick Scarborough, former Baptist pastor and the influential head of one of America's most prominent Tea Party organizations, is demanding a class action lawsuit against homosexuality. Let's overlook the obvious logistical, rational and legal complications that immediately arise to look at why Scarborough, who once described AIDS as "God's judgment," wants to sue the rainbow.
At a recent big Tea Party event, Scarborough caught up with notorious anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera (of the hate group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality) to discuss the class action.
"Peter, the whole issue of a class action lawsuit, you and I have talked about this a little bit," Scarborough said. "I just wonder if you’ve explored that, talked to anyone about it."
"Obviously, statistically now even the Centers for Disease Control verifies that homosexuality much more likely leads to AIDS than smoking leads to cancer," he continued. "And yet the entire nation has rejected smoking, billions of dollars are put into a trust fund to help cancer victims and the tobacco industry was held accountable for that. Any thoughts on that kind of an approach?"
"Yeah I think that’s great. I would love to see it," LaBarbera replied. "We always wanted to see one of the kid in high school who was counseled by the official school counselor to just be gay, then he comes down with HIV. But we never really got the client for that."
There is so much misinformation, ignorance and pure animus involved in this discussion that we don't even know where to begin. But pointing out that the CDC actually doesn't verify that homosexuality leads to AIDS is a good place to start.
What do you think about the homophobic movement's hope to launch a class action against homosexuality? Who would they even sue?