When do right-wing websites, radical Christian bloggers and Tea Party fringe characters sincerely care about someone who is targeted simply because he or she may be gay? When they can blame the evil Muslims, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democratic policies -- that's when.
A deluge of far-right blogs and sites, based on nothing but unnamed sources and speculation, begandutifully claiming over the weekend that: 1)Ambassador Christopher Stevens was gay; 2) that the Obama administration is responsible for his death because it had the supposedly terrible judgmentto send a gay man to an Islamic country, or even did it as an intentional provocation, and; 3) that Stevens' corpse was dragged outside and sodomized by an angry mob because that's what Muslims do -- they have sex with the dead bodies of gay men.
It's all beyond the pale in terms of the vile and grotesque lies perpetrated by many on the right, but it's exactly in line with those lies that started this latest explosion of hate and violence -- the film,The Innocence of Muslims, which portrays Mohammed just like they're now portraying Stevens: as a homosexual.
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