by Leah Waldron
Homo-fascists, aborters, and poo-eaters. These three words sound like the barbs of a really dysfunctional, yet creative, child. But, no. They are the latest buzz words in the world of anti-gay hate speech. The old standbys, like sodomite, pedophile, and faggot, are simply not fashionable anymore.
In the past few weeks, there has been a shitstorm (sorry—it was too easy) of poo-related remarks lobbed at the LGBT community. In Los Angeles, a religious official with a megaphone told pride marchers to “stop eating your poo-poo!” While it may be gaining traction (leaving skid marks?) now, the hate etymology of “poo-eater” dates back to May of 2010, when a video surfaced of Ugandan preacher Martin Ssempa telling his congregation, in no uncertain terms and with visual aids, that gay sex involves ingesting poo. The video went viral, and even launched a few auto-tune “Eat Da Poo Poo” mixes.
This month, Israeli MK Anastassia Michaeli exploded into the spotlight after making a handful of illogical statements about gays (they commit suicide by age 40, they are all victims of incest, and they secretly want to be women, to name a few). But Anastassia’s comments on lesbians were off-the-charts crazy. The mother of eight told the Israeli press that “young girls get pregnant, get abortions — which hurt their chances of having children — and in the end they become lesbians.” Using this same logic, I have to question if Anastassia, who looks a bit like a lesbian, herself (think Jane Lynch and Heidi Klum had a baby), would have “turned” gay if she had never had children. Makes you wonder.
Sadly, the etymology of an aborter lesbian can be traced back to an earlier date. In April of 2011, “700 Club” host Pat Robertson said that “if a woman is a lesbian, what advantage does she have over a married woman? Or what deficiency does she have?…If these (heterosexual) married women don’t have children, if they abort their babies, then that kind of puts them on a level playing field.”
Homo-fascists (a new, more hip word for the “Gay Agenda” gays):
Unlike aborter (one who aborts) and poo-eater (one who eats poo), the term “homo-fascist” is gaining momentum with the anti-gay masses, and not just the super super crazies. The online Urban Dictionary defines “homo-fascist” as an “advocate of an authoritarian system of government and social organization that enables special privileges for homosexuals and makes people of faith subordinate.” Because the Urban Dictionary is written by anyone with an internet connection, there was more than one definition, but this sample sentence was quite telling: “I got fired after they caught me spray-painting ‘FAG’ on my fruity co-worker’s car. That’s homo-fascism!”
The Pilgrim’s Covenant Church in Wisconsin even offers a “Homo-Fascist Watch” newsletter. Why? I’ll let them tell you: “The purpose of Homo-Fascist Watch is to act as a firebell in the night, alerting and reminding all lovers of true liberty bounded by God’s immutable laws of the relentless advance of a form of fascism which tolerates every sort of sexual deviation but no deviation from the party line of a totalitarian, sexually perverse elite.”
If anyone has an agenda, it’s the people who write Homo-Fascist Watch, but the word is catching on. In 2011, Peter LaBarbera (president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality) used the term “homo-fascism” to describe the Apple corporation pulling a gay-cure iPhone app. On the conservative website WND.com, a story titled “Homo-fascist stalkers ruin lives via social media” argued that Facebook was run by homo-fascists.
When you hear these words, your first reaction may be anger. But once your anger dissipates, make sure to laugh. The intolerant, and often closeted people who use illogical anti-gay epithets will move on to more ridiculous words in the future, and we’ll be right here waiting for them…eating our poo.