Michele Bachmann, mutual enemy of the gays and GOP presidential candidate, was leaving the stage after giving a speech at the RightOnline conference, a conservative media convention in Minneapolis when, like the great American heroes Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty before her, Bachmann was attacked with glitter! Oh, the humanity!
Minneapolis gay-rights activist and lawyer Rachel E.B. Lang approached Bachmann after the representative’s speech and hurled glitter at her from a small container. As security escorted her away, Lang yelled, “You can run, but you can’t hide,” in reference to Bachmann’s ties to “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide” youth ministry, which is pushing for a same-sex marriage ban and for church-things to be hip among teenagers who would rather be smoking weed.
Here’s a video of Glitter Armageddon ’11:
GetEqual later released a statement, in which Lang said,
“My response to Michele Bachmann’s hateful and anti-gay rhetoric was light-hearted, but these issues are very serious… Bachmann’s support of groups like You Can Run But You Cannot Hide show exactly how extremist she is — she in no way represents the values of Minnesota and certainly does not represent the values of America.”
Bachmann is about as right-wing as it gets when it comes to LGBT rights. She isn’t just anti-gay and -women’s rights; she believes that being gay is “part of Satan” and that Planned Parenthood is “the Lenscrafters of abortion.” Her serious candidacy hurts my feelings, so I’m glad that she became the third GOP presidential candidate to “suffer a glitter attack.”
I hope they keep letting hippies into these events and that Sarah Palin is next.