For months, Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for Michigan, has been writing the blog "Chris Armstrong Watch," devoted to attacking the University of Michigan's gay student assembly president with homophobic and other horrible slurs. What is wrong with him?
Shirvell, who faced an outraged Anderson Cooper on CNN last night, is a deeply conservative Christian who claims that he has the right to say whatever he wants outside of work. Which may be true, but his campaign against a gay college student might have veered into the category of harassment, and at the very least, is as sad and pathetic as pretty much anything an adult can do under the name of "political activism."
Among other things, Shirvell has published blog posts that accuse Armstrong of going back on a campaign promise he made to minority students; engaging in "flagrant sexual promiscuity" with another male member of the student government; sexually seducing and influencing "a previously conservative [male] student" so much so that the student, according to Shirvell, "morphed into a proponent of the radical homosexual agenda;" hosting a gay orgy in his dorm room in October 2009; and trying to recruit incoming first year students "to join the homosexual 'lifestyle.' "
I remember when I moved to Bellows Falls. I would hang out with my friends, some of whom are straight, some of whom are gay. The gay ones generally had girlfriends and would pretend not to know my name when they saw me in public. The straight ones would playfully hump my leg in public and smooth my scarf for me. The fags wouldn't come near me, lest anyone find out they were fags.
I ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE YOU that this attorney general is gay. His brain is misfiring on some fundamental level that I don't even think he recognizes that he's protesting, oh, just a little too much. "I'm not gay I'm not gay I'm not gay I'm not gay. See? I'm so not gay that I even hate 'em."
This is not to say that one cannot hold a genuine philosophical or religious opposition to homosexuality. What it does say is that those who absolutely despise the trait in themselves will over-compensate. They're cuckoo in the head.
One of the biggest fags in Bellows Falls has also bedded the most women. See? And in his mind he somehow came to believe that we were going to be having sex.
Huh? Keep dreamin'. When you've grown a spine maybe we'll be on the same page.