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“No Homo” Finds Its Way Into Politics, Religion (Bol)

“No Homo” Finds Its Way Into Politics, Religion (Bol)

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A teh ghey guy was trying to run for mayor of Gainesville, FL – birthplace, as I recall, of both Tom Petty and the dude from Against Me!

A Christian supremacist group found out and put up a sign outside its church that read, “No homo Mayor.” When people questioned whether this violated their tax exempt status (because a church can’t back a candidate in an election, not because the state can’t provide a subsidy to religious bigots), they just got rid of the part that said “Mayor.” Roffle.

Think Progress:

Last month, the Dove World Outreach Center — a church in Gainesville, FL that attracted attention last year for erected a sign reading “Islam is of the devil” — posted a new sign stating “No homo Mayor.” The message was directed at Craig Lowe, an openly gay candidate in Gainesville’s mayoral race run-off. “We don’t feel as though the city should be represented by a homosexual,” said Terry Jones, a senior pastor at Dove World. When the media raised questions about whether such advocacy violated the church’s tax status, Dove World changed its sign to just say, “No Homo.”

The Gainesville Sun:

To make it clear that the church is still against homosexuality, the sign has since been covered up with a hand-written sign that reads, “No homo.”

“No homo,” of course, is a common refrain among young people theses days. According to the Urban Dictionary, “no homo” is “used after one inadvertently says something that sounds gay.”

Hopefully, this will kickstart a trend of church signs that say “No Homo.” Maybe they’ll even start to work it into phrases, like Cam’ron does.

e.g. “Suffer the little children to come unto me. No homo.”

That one would be especially clever, given what’s going on with the Pope.

Gainesville, FL rejects homophobic ‘No Homo’ campaign and elects its first openly gay mayor. [Think Progress]



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