Homophobe Pat Boone: Methinks He Doth Protest Too Much
Ah, what glorious times these are. Sure, our economy is imploding. Still, back in 2004, I didn't have the slightest inkling that—just four short years later—the divisive, homophobic, warmongering, Darwin-denying Neanderthals of the extreme right would be cowering with their tails between their legs, and that the majority of Americans would be ignoring their commie-fearing, Obama-smearing screams that the sky is falling.
So what better time to pay tribute, in person, to one of the far right's poster boys, Pat Boone, who will be signing his new CD The True Spirit of Christmas
at Ernest Tubb Record Shop down on Lower Broad?
Though Boone's album of heavy metal covers, In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy
, had us tipping our hats to his lighthearted attempt at self-parody just a decade ago, his increasingly hate-filled, anti-evolution
, homophobic, paranoid rants of the last couple of years have decimated any goodwill we had toward him.
In the last few weeks alone, he's decried the moral decay of our great republic
(including the line, "...they increasingly decree that grade-school children, even pre-schoolers, be indoctrinated with an appreciation for homosexuality"); defended Sarah Palin as a helpless victim
(and referred to Democrats as "the liberal, sophisticated victims of the Obama virus spreading across the country"); and asked, "Are we ready for a gay America?
And that's not mentioning his antics in last year's Kentucky gubernatorial election. Boone recorded a robo-call message bashing Democratic candidate Steve Beshear, saying that Beshear would work for "every homosexual cause," and asking, "Now do you want a governor who'd like Kentucky to be another San Francisco?" (Kentucky should only be so lucky.) You can read about and hear the robo-call, which was sent out across the state, here
So hurry on over to Ernest Tubb Record Shop now and show him some good ol' socialist-promoting, America-hating man love! That's 2-4 p.m. today, at 417 Broadway.