Friday, December 23, 2011

Minnesota's Gay Community Apologizes to Philandering GOP Leader for Ruining Her Traditional Marriage

Despite the lies and venom of the Cardinal Georges of the world, there abides amazing grace in the gay and lesbian community--grace that constantly amazes me, when I observe the resilient, courageous, loving gay and lesbian people I know who keep on keeping on through it all.  Who keep on loving, caring for others, sacrificing to tend to aging parents and ailing family members, picking up the pieces when families fall apart, loving one another in faithful relationships that give generatively to the surrounding community.

And laughing.  One of the gifts of the gay community to the culture at large is its ability to laugh--to turn a  humorous phrase, to engage in witty repartee.

And here's an example of that redemptive wit by which we who are gay learn to deal with a world that all too often seeks to belittle our humanity: after the Senate Majority Leader of Minnesota, Amy Koch (R), made it her business to help mount a campaign in Minnesota to "defend" "traditional" marriage against the gays, and after it then came out that--oops--Ms. Koch was doing her own bit to undermine her own traditional marriage by carrying on an "inappropriate relationship" with a staffer who is decidedly not Ms. Koch's lawfully wedded husband, the gay community of Minnesota decided to issue Ms. Koch an apology.

For ruining her traditional marriage.  Since that's what, you know, the gays do.  

This article from the twin cities' City Pages contains the full text of the gay community's apology to Ms. Koch.  As it notes, Ms. Koch's traditional-marriage-wrecking partner is widely rumored to be former communications chief Michael Brodkorb (R), who has lost several positions in the local GOP following the breaking of news about this scandal.  And who has assisted Koch and the Minnesota GOP in pushing forward the defense of "traditional" marriage for the 2012 elections.

The gay community's apology to Ms. Koch for wrecking her traditional marriage states, 

We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry.

Read the whole letter if you want a smile in the midst of pre-Christmas madness.  Personally, I don't call it Schadenfreude when these holier-than-thou gay bashers are caught out in their hypocrisy. 

I call it karmic justice.  And karmic justice is, in my book, something to smile about.

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