SJWs on Twitter Mock 'Anti-Gay' Steve Scalise 'Saved' by Lesbian Cop
Over the weekend, liberals took to Twitter, mocking Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) for his "homophobic" and "anti-gay" views on marriage. Liberals gloried in the fact that one of the Capitol Police officers who took a bullet saving him was none other than a married lesbian black woman. Scalise remains in a "serious" medical condition, slightly less dangerous than his earlier "critical" condition.
"The universe doesn't joke around. The officer who saved bigoted, homophobic Rep. Steve Scalise during baseball practice was a black lesbian," tweeted George Takei, an actor best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek television show.
The "homophobic" slur comes from Scalise's support for traditional marriage. The liberal Daily Kos listed the Republican's myriad sins against LGBT orthodoxy: he authored a constitutional amendment to protect marriage, voted to amend the Constitute to define traditional marriage, voted to "protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech," and argued that the state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage.
These positions may be out of favor among liberal activists, but they are still mainstream understandings of marriage — and the idea that Scalise is "homophobic" because he wanted to protect the free speech of people who oppose gay marriage is absurd.
The further suggestion that Scalise would be somehow offended or insulted at being saved by a lesbian black woman is also absurd, as Crystal Griner was part of the congressman's protective detail.
But Takei and the Daily Kos were far from alone in attacking Scalise, and mocking him for being saved by a married lesbian cop.
Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC host of the show "AM Joy," tweeted that "Rep. Scalise was shot by a white man with a violent background, and saved by a black lesbian police officer, and yet..." he voted against gay marriage, for the House Republican health care bill, and supported a bill to repeal a semiautomatic weapons ban.