Did you know that thereâ€™s a Rhetoric Society of America? Well there is! And, like all the cool kids, theyâ€™ve got a blog. Which is sponsored by UTâ€™s Computer Writing and Research Lab. A couple of weeks ago this blog published Senfronia Thompsonâ€™s impassioned oration on that foul same-sex marriage ban (HJR 6), so if you missed it, hereâ€™s your big chance. Dropping such metaphrasic bombs as â€œgunpoint robbery of human dignityâ€ and â€œthis amendment is blowing smoke to fuel the hell-fire flames of bigotry,â€ it brings a tear to the eye. Senfronia is my new celebrity crush. Rightly or wrongly, Iâ€™m choosing to ignore her inclusion of the somewhat troubling remark â€œI realize that gay rights are not the same as civil rights.â€
First, the homos. Next, the Muslims. The pattern of exclusion, my young cloves, is merely the ugly head reared in preparation for the pattern of extermination, coming soon to an ex-democracy near you.
Fun fact: the author of Gay Exclusion Bill HJR 6, Representative Warren Chisum, has also authored a bill to proclaim June â€œTexas Picnic Month.â€ This bill, which stipulates that â€œthe picnic is a luxury highly suitable to a democratic society,â€ will prohibit anyone with the â€œgay geneâ€ from eating outside during the Wedding Month.