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.