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So Sanders got kicked out of a restaurant? Good



If I were gay and working in that Virginia restaurant, the Red Hen, when Sarah Huckabee Sanders came in to eat, I would have insisted to the owner that he throw her out.

In fact, if I were straight, I would have so insisted.

And that’s precisely what the owner did on Friday night: ask Sanders to remove her sorry ass from the premises–which prompted a whiney tweet from POTUS’s press secretary:

Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so

Three words for Sanders: Too frigging bad. You weren’t welcome in the Red Hen because you’re a vile person, and the only way to deal with haters like you is the old-fashioned way of shunning. We have to make people like you so uncomfortable, you’ll think twice about espousing your hatred in public.

What hatred, you ask? This hatred: When the conservative, Vatican-aligned Catholic Justices on the Supreme Court made the horrible decision to allow that homophobic baker in Colorado to refuse service to gays, Sanders said she thought it was a great idea. Here’s the reporting from The Advocate of the press briefing where Sanders was asked about the SCOTUS decision: “The president certainly supports religious liberty and that’s something he talked about during the campaign and has upheld since taking office,” Sanders replied.

When pressed on whether that included support for signs that deny service to gay people, Sanders responded, “I believe that would include that.”

And when Dick Cheney’s Lesbian daughter, Liz, was running for the U.S. Senate, Sanders “beat up on” her “for being insufficiently anti-gay,” the Arkansas Times reported.

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree in the Huckabee household. Her father is the fundamentalist charlatan, Mike Huckabee, one of the most vicious homophobes in American public life. His record of anti-gay rhetoric is unmatched: He supported that awful Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis, who refused to fulfill her responsibilities as a public official to grant a marriage license to a gay couple. He vowed to push for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2015 allowance of gay marriage.

Mike Huckabee, in other words, is exactly what America doesn’t need, and so is his daughter, who has lied repeatedly, blatantly and with evident pleasure in defending another homophobe, who happens to be her boss, Donald Trump.

She and her fellow evangelicals trot around the country bashing gay people, telling “Christians” there’s nothing wrong withhating and fearing gay people, that queers are going to burn in hell because God hates them, and that taking away the rights of gay Americans is a Christian patriotic duty. And then Sarah walks into a restaurant apparently staffed with gay people and expects them to give her a standing “O” and a free dessert?

I don’t think so.

It’s about time these self-righteous bigots got a taste of their own medicine. They’re the ones who instituted homophobia as a civic virtue, who utter their hatred of gays with pride and not a shred of guilt, who insist on passing law after law after law criminalizing the private behavior of up to ten percent of the American public and try to enact anti-gay behavior into the law. They’re the ones who run on gay-bashing platforms that appeal to small-minded, under-educated “Christians” who would vote for anything they’re told Jesus would approve (and who tells them these tales? Pedophile priests, closeted pastors and ministers who frequent prostitutes). These people are a deplorable basket of psychological horrors. They don’t believe in our fundamental values of inclusivity and compassion. And Sarah Huckabee Sanders by virtue of her position has become one of their de facto leaders.

So they don’t want her in the Red Hen? Good. I hope that every restaurant Sanders tries to eat at kicks her out, so that the only place she has left is Chick-fil-A, the homophobic fast food chain whose greasy chicken nuggets—so unhealthy—will make her weight problem even worse.

Look, Sanders, when you say “I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully,” that’s like Hitler saying he treated Jews “respectfully” even as he sent them to the gas chambers. We don’t want your damned “respect.” We don’t need your permission to do anything. We insist you stop your vicious, anti-gay insults as long as you’re in public life and getting paid with our—the taxpayers’—money. You can be as homophobic as you want to be in your private life. You can hang out in your evangelical churches and smear gay people with your fellow haters all you want. Just go away—and get out of the way—because gay people are here, we’re not going away, and if anything we’re stronger and stronger with each passing day. Because, you see, decent Americans understand that our struggle is their struggle—for freedom, for dignity, for equal rights, for the frigging Constitution. And with each passing day, Sanders, you and your cult become more irrelevant.

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