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Ann Coulter To GOProud’s Gays: Stop Forcing Your ‘Fisting’ Education On Kindergartners

When Ann Coulter told the wealthy gays gathered in Peter Thiel’s home at GOProud’s Homocon fundraiser event in New York that marriage wasn’t a “civil right,” it wasn’t just a punchline. It was part of a whole argument about why gay people shouldn’t support their own right to marry.

“I should warn you: I’ve never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage,” Coulter told her audience of conservative (perhaps self-loathing) homosexuals. Except she did fail to do just that, notes TPM.

First, she ran down the stereotypical stand-up comedian’s list of reasons, including that lacking the legal right to marriage allows the less-committed partner to weasel out of it. But in a more serious note, she parroted the losing arguments of the lawyers supporting California’s Prop 8 and told the crowd that the reason she opposes (and they should oppose) same sex marriage is that it is strictly for procreation.

In one of a series of racially insensitive remarks that pervaded her speech, Coulter added, “Marriage is not a civil right. You’re not black.” It was part of a larger argument on which she later elaborated, telling the crowd that the 14th Amendment only applies to African-Americans and that it does not, in fact, apply to women, LGBT people or other minorities.

Fortunately, not everybody was applauding. Or even laughing. This shows even the quisling supporters of GOProud have somewhat of a spine left. Maybe even a few discs? They didn’t even think much of her fisting joke.

In fact, despite opening her speech with a joke about the difficulty of “coming out” as a fiscal conservative to one’s parents — something she congratulated the attendees on — Coulter’s speech to GOProud mystifyingly focused on social issues and not the fiscal and foreign policy issues that brought most of the attendees there. For instance, she told GOProud that the conservative gay rights movement ought to make common cause with the anti-abortion movement because, she said, “as soon as they find the gay gene, you know who’s getting aborted.” Coulter also made a forceful case against sex education in schools, accusing liberals of attempting to teach kindergartners about “fisting” (which garnered her a heckler, who shouted out “What’s wrong with fisting?”) and told the crowd that most parents didn’t want their children learning about the “homosexual lifestyle” instead of reading and writing.

Oh, and then there were her claims that even though the 14th Amendment only protected people of color, it was those people responsible for the crumbling of America’s social values. This one did generate some hahas!

Several attendees, who requested anonymity, were also startled by her racially-tinged humor: in addition to her comments about civil rights, she also accused single parents of breeding muggers and blamed the decline in marriage in the African-American community on welfare, “the subsidization of single parenting” and overly liberal child support laws. Coulter’s comments about civil rights being “only for the blacks” rubbed many people the wrong way as well, though her joke about oppression and the amount of money in the gay community compared to other minority communities (“Blacks must be looking at the gays saying, ‘Why can’t we be oppressed like that?'”) garnered plenty of laughs from the well-heeled crowd.

Having not attended the event, I reached out to an acquaintance who did. He told me the above account is pretty accurate, and “the hand soap in the bathroom smelled wonderful.” He was joking of course, just like GOProud was when they invited these terror.