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Watch: Rabid Anti-Gay Wingnut Bob Vander Plaats Attacks Equality on Steps of Iowa Capitol


Rabid anti-gay wingnut Bob Vander Plaats rounded up a few hundred of his wingnut flock for a rally at the Iowa Capitol today. Check out the following pathetic videos.

Said Vander Plaats to the enthusiastic crowd:

"So let me suggest that the clue phone is ringing in the state of Iowa, and collectively we need to answer the phone and get a clue. You see if this opinion has never been codified into law, and if this opinion has never been exectued by Culver or by Branstad, the question is this: what are we doing marrying couples of the same gender in the state of Iowa when it does not reflect the law of the land?"

I think I hear the bigot phone ringing!


The Des Moines Register reports on the rally, and the counter-lobbying:

"Inside the Capitol rotunda, about 60 supporters of gay marriage quietly lobbied members of the Iowa Legislature. The urged lawmakers to stand firm in support of the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision legalizing marriage equality for all people, emphasizing their view that discrimination shouldn’t be written into the Iowa Constitution."

Gordon Radio Iowa reports that speaker Cary Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, gave a 15-minute speech that went after the Iowa legislature's leading advocate of marriage equality - Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, who has vowed to block any anti-gay legislation from coming to a vote.

Said Gordon:

“As an agent of the church, I have come to remind Mr. Gronstal that he hath need of repentance. And his greatest concern should not be whether or not his future holds the pleasure of standing beneath this golden roof, but whether or not his future holds the privilege of standing upon heaven’s golden streets.”

Watch clips of Gordon and Vander Plaats, AFTER THE JUMP...


And here's the bigot crowd arriving. It's amazing that all these people chose to spend their day working on taking rights away from people:

Here's Pastor Cary Gordon:

And finally, former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore:

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  1. Sick-os! Every one of 'em! But...DANGEROUS ones. Keep working folks -- work to preserve our rights!

    Posted by: alex Parrish | Mar 15, 2011 6:47:17 PM

  2. Yet more proof that Christianity is a form of mental illness...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Mar 15, 2011 9:20:32 PM

  3. Hey, Mr. Crazy, gay people are asking to be able to pay a fee in order to buy the same rights and benefits and legal responsibilities as straight couples. Simply put: gays want to be able to pay for a bunch of rights (what people are essentially doing when they get married)—just like straight couples can. They are not trying to force you to approve of their relationships. Like straight couples, gay couples don’t need the government or other people to say their relationship is real for them to know it is. What gay couples are asking for is equal access to government rights and benefits, NOT religious ones.

    Posted by: Emmanuel Carrillo | Mar 15, 2011 9:32:27 PM

  4. Makes me sad to have half of my family from Iowa. At least they are on the right side of this fight there!

    Posted by: frank | Mar 15, 2011 10:18:08 PM

  5. I bet he and his followers vote Repub

    taking bets now

    Posted by: | Mar 15, 2011 10:25:02 PM

  6. This guy was my Accounting teacher waaaay back in high school. He was an idiot then and he's still an idiot now. Sigh some things never change.....tool....

    Posted by: Alex | Mar 16, 2011 12:17:48 AM

  7. it makes me smile that the new church that Pastor Gordon built is going to be sold at a sherriff's sale in a few weeks because he failed to pay the contractors.

    Posted by: AL | Mar 16, 2011 12:28:05 AM

  8. Gross!

    Posted by: MoJo | Mar 16, 2011 2:46:46 AM

  9. Can you imagine what it must be like to go through life stuck on stupid! My better half urges me to feel pity for them, but then there's this other half that just wants to...

    Posted by: mytwocents | Mar 16, 2011 11:23:26 AM

  10. Watch rabid anti-gay bigot and Prop 8 supporter Rick Warren give the invokation at Obama's inauguration:

    Faggots who point fingers at SOME bigots but blindly and uncritically support OTHER bigots are tools.

    Posted by: Feinstein has a hairy cooter | Mar 16, 2011 7:04:49 PM

  11. I kept looking for Vander Plaats' supporter, Fred Phelps, but I didn't see him

    Posted by: Musk | Mar 17, 2011 9:36:15 PM

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