Usually I wouldn’t waste my time posting about some small time, inbred North Carolina GOP County Commissioner like Bill James but James is a total homophobic scumbag that needs to be called out.
Last week fellow Mecklenburg County Commissioner Chair Jennifer Roberts’ requested that the Commission send a letter thanking some members of the Charlotte-area congressional delegation for their “yes” votes on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) repeal this month. Roberts was to send the letter to U.S. Reps. Larry Kissell and Mel Watt and U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan. President Barack Obama last week signed the repeal act into law. But anti-gay bigot Bill James was having none of it
“Homosexuals are sexual predators,” James wrote in one email from string of three between county board members, Roberts and County Manager Harry Jones, and provided by James to quotes. “Allowing homosexuals to serve in the US military with the endorsement of the Mecklenburg County Commission ignores a host of serious problems related to maintaining US military readiness and effectiveness not the least of which is the current Democrat plan to allow homosexuals (male and female) to share showers with those they are attracted to.”
James added, “The US Government would not allow Hetero men and women to share showers and other personal facilities yet the leading homosexual in Congress (Barney Frank) thinks it is OK for homosexuals to do so allowing enlisted men and women to fall prey to higher ranking or more powerful homosexuals who ogle them (or worse).”
Sounds like typical GOP Right Wing Christomaniac bullshit right? So why a post about some lowly County Commissioner in North Carolina?
Because the mans a total evil anti-gay douchebag.
James has said he’s undertaken his own communication to the new Republican leaders of North Carolina’s state legislature. He says he’s asked them to take up a variety of anti-gay social cause, like banning gay adoptions, prohibiting domestic partner benefits and placing on the ballot an anti-LGBT, anti-family marriage amendment to the state constitution. But what he did last year was so low, so evil and so beneath contempt its truly amazing that no one has called him out and he has not suffered any ramifications and continues to win elections in North Carolina.
During a debate last December on domestic partner benefits for county employees, James leaned over to his Democratic colleague, Vilma Leake, and called her son a “homo.” Leake’s son died from AIDS in the 1990s.
So low. So disgusting it makes me want to book a ticket to North Carolina and go kick his ass.
People like him are a relic of the hate filled old south, ignorance and prejudice that we as a progressive society can no longer afford to have even a low position of political power
Not only do the Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher’s and Peter Sprigg’s of the world need to be held up to scrutiny but so do their lowly underlings and co-horts like Bill James who also needs to be branded with their evil and hateful ignorance and publicly paraded around so others can see just how vile and disgusting they really are.