Visitors to the State Capitol here in Richmond are invariably drawn to Virginia’s cascading marble and bronze tribute to her greatest native sons, the George Washington Equestrian Monument. High atop rides George Washington pointing the way– first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. Just below and in a rather pensive mood, stands the “Sage of Monticello,” Thomas Jefferson, flanked by Chief Justice John Marshall, orator Patrick Henry, and the rest of Virginia’s intelligentsia of the Revolution and Founders of the Republic. Oh, Virginia doesn’t forget its allegorical figures either — Justice, Independence, Bill of Rights, Revolution, and even Finance, all have their own bronze embodiments just one tier below. The monument stands for all the Commonwealth values and aspires to be.
Make room now for Loudon County Supervisor, Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), who has figured out the real reason for TSA’s fascination with pat down searches. No, not the recent spike in terrorist threats, nor even the recent mailings of bombs via commercial airliners. No, the hidden reason that this conservative Republican alone has discerned is … [drumroll, please] … the “Homosexual Agenda.”
In an e-mail sent in his capacity as president of the conservative nonprofit Public Advocate of the United States, Degaudio fills us all in on the scam, “That means the next TSA official that gives you an enhanced pat-down could be a practicing homosexual secretly getting pleasure from your submission.” Whew, glad we got that cleared up.
Nothing new for the gay-bashing Delguadio who, in 1999, speaking in opposition to The Student Non-Discrimination Act introduced in Congress by Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado, said the bill would turn America’s “playgrounds into homosexual breeding grounds.” Delgaudio also found evidence of the “homosexual agenda” in Congress since it promotes same-sex marriages and adoptions, which will lead to “men hand-in-hand skipping down to adoption centers to ‘pick out’ a little boy for themselves.”
Now where to put that sage from Sterling? How about on the allegorical “Tolerance” or “Reason” pedestals!
Source: WTOP.com site
–Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
25 thoughts on “Washington, Jefferson … Delgaudio?: VA GOP Lawmaker Says Airport Pat-Downs Part of “Homosexual Agenda””
Good to see you back man….Happy Hanukkah….
hope i never get stuck in an airport restroom stall between this guy and senator widestance.
Those are good movies.
At the risk of having my sexuality questioned I must admit I hated Lil Abner. I was more of a Gigi, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music, guy.
Delgaudio from his picture looks so in the closet or so my Gaydar tells me. Why anyone, confident in their own sexuality should be threatened by people of other predilections, only causes alarm bells to ring in my brain. It is like the congressman, whose name I’ve blessedly forgotten, who on Meet The Press maybe 20 years ago stated that “Homosexuality must be suppressed because otherwise it would cause the majority of males to become homosexual.” What bathrooms do you think that guy hung out in?
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