Orange County is a haven of haters, from Armenian genocide deniers to Mexican-bashers, Holocaust deniers to the cesspool that is the OC GOP. But we've probably made our most memorable national mark in homo-hating–between the millions of our pal Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. toward Proposition H8, Bob Dornan, and so many more, we're the queens!
So it's nice to see our homo-hating affirmed this morning by The Advocate, who just published “The 45 Biggest Homophobes of Our 45 Years”–and three of our pendejos made the cut!
Two of the inclusions weren't particularly surprising–former Fullerton state senator John Briggs and Exodus International (which is no longer in OC but got its start in Anaheim), but kudos to the Advocate for pulling out former Fullerton Congressman Bill Dannemeyer, of which the magazine wrote “had a mouth that put him in the pages of The Advocate with a regularity reserved for only the biggest homophobes.” Even I learned something new: Dannemeyer “signed that pledge from the American Coalition for Traditional Values
promising never to take campaign donations from gay people.”
Well, looks like Dannemeyer is going to have to return most of the millions that came from the Lincoln Club…wait, is this mic on?