We’ve seen plenty of right-wing pundits lay the blame for the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens at the feet of President Obama—claiming a so-called policy of appeasement enabled militant Islamic factions to commit such an act of terror.
But conservative blog HillBuzz is reporting Stevens was gay—something supposedly widely known in his Chicago hometown—and blame the Obama Administration for knowingly sending a homosexual into a Middle Eastern country, where his death would presumably be inevitable.
Well, that’s a new one on us.
According to HillBuzz‘s Kevin DuJan, whose story has been picked up by numerous right-wing and Tea Party sites like FreeRepublic.com and Libertarian Republic.net it was something of an open secret:
Of course, [my sources have] all been talking about Ambassador Stevens’ murder by Muslims in Libya: and all of them are incredulous that the State Department sent a gay man to be ambassador to a Muslim country. News reports continue to indicate that the Muslims who murdered Stevens also raped him repeatedly, before and after his death.
I was told by friends in the City’s protocol office to go over to the Second Story Bar in downtown Chicago, just off Michigan Avenue, because it’s where a lot of gay guys who work for both the city and the consulates go after work…
The Serbian consulate employee identified himself to me as “Dino” and wouldn’t give me any more of a name than that, but told me it was no secret that Chris Stevens was gay and that “it was stupid to send him to Libya as the ambassador when he was a known homosexual.”
Dino explained in great detail that the brutal sodomizing of Stevens’ corpse was something that Muslims do to show the “utmost disrespect to the body” and that this is “a great insult in Islam” reserved for homosexuals. ”It is like making him a woman in death and he will be a woman now after life” the Serbian explained to me. There’s a good
chance this guy was Muslim too, and gay, which makes my head spin more than a little since he seemed to have no anger at all in his voice that Muslims in Libya assassinated the American ambassador and then sodomized his corpse.
“He should not have gone there” was the general consensus from this man.
DuJan, a gay blogger with a mad-on for Obama, also sees Steven’s friendship with former roommate Austin Tichenor as some kind of smoking gun because of a reference to Brideshead Revisted on Tichenor’s Facebook posts about his murdered friend. (Oh brother.)
Was Stevens, 52, gay? The only references to his personal life we could find was that he was single, but that’s not an indication one way or another. If he was gay, we’re proud to have had a member of the LGBT community stand as what President Obama called “a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States.”
But politics has really gotten crazy when Tea Party sites are protesting the “mistreatment” of a gay diplomat by a Democratic president. Maybe Obama should come out against marriage equality—the right might take it up as a cause just to spite him.
Everyone in Chicago knows Kevin DuJan is a nutcase – we should never pay him any attention – it’s what he CRAVES. This is a guy who fully supported Hillary Clinton – then when she lost the nomination to Barack Obama – he went crazy with anger. Suddenly he is a far right wing gay person attacking President Obama at every opportunity with every slanderous thing he can mention. Then he also spends his time attacking GLBT businesses that support Obama or gay rights in Chicago.
Add to that – on his website if you make a comment to disagree with them – he often EDITS it and rewrites it – to make it appear you said something inflammatory etc. That is the type of scumbag he is.
Also The Second Story bar he talks about is a Dive Bar downtown chicago full of the craziest characters you would ever meet. I bet you could find someone there who would tell you Aliens landed in Chicago.
He’s a nut. Stop reporting anything he says or does.
I like how it was suggested that the way Muslims show contempt for homosexuals is by engagIng in homosexual acts.
I found and forwarded the hillbuzz article (maybe I wasn’t the only one).
Dujan’s photo looks cute, so I searched and found this:
The more interesting they are, the more baggage they have.
So, one must ask the right-wing: does this make this brave public servant’s death any less tragic or ghastly? Does the right-wing had a double standard when it comes to the murder of an innocent civilian if the civilian is gay?
The right-wing, the teavangelicals, the GOP, the entire spectrum of the odious “conservative” clap-trap that pollutes and corrupts the American body-politic needs to have their collective teeth shoved down their collective throats.
And the majority of right wing extremists are stupid jackasses!!! Do I hear an Amen?? OK, OK… enough of the Amens. Remember, we are not Jackass Whisperers!!! We do not need to engage them in conversation(s)!
Why are gay blogs so stupid as to perpetuate and publish ridiculous stories like this, obviously intended and planted as to harm their own interests? You are either truly that stupid, or you are being paid off or funded by an entity that we are not privy to.
What you as commentators are saying is ugly:
“The right-wing… needs to have their collective teeth shoved down their collective throats.”
“And the majority of right wing extremists are stupid jackasses!!! We do not need to engage them in conversation(s)!”
What precisely gives you the moral high-ground? How are you not as bad, if not worse, than those that you seek to condemn?
We need a porter for all this baggage.
Isn’t Kevin DuJan the guy who claimed Obama is gay and the story as run by right wing nut World News Daily? To be honest, I suspect Chris Stevens was indeed gay but why would it even matter? He did a great deal to free the people of Libya from their tyrannical and spread Democracy. The people of Libya have lost a true friend. Sad that it seems like the Arabs lash out at the very people who are trying to help them. It does seem that the group that perpetrated this violent act is a very small but extremist minority in the country.
Is there no low the right-wingers will NOT stoop to? Apparently not.
@curan: Gee, maybe being factual is a place to start. Huh? It’s not “taking the moral high ground” to point out when a right-winger distorts facts (as they often do) It’s just pointing out a fact. Sorry.
The fact is, Chris Stevens was gay and he was open about it. The issue of whether it was smart for Madame Clinton to send him to the violent and virulently anti-homosexual backwater of Libya is a legitimate question to ask. Either way, he was a courageous man for going to such a place and taking the risks that he did.
I assume the public will not be given all the facts about what happened at that embassy or what really happened to Chris Stevens and his staff. But of course, I understand that here on Queerty ‘facts’ are only expected of us evil right-wingers–the Chicago crowd is exempt from such banalities.
Mr. Enemabag Jones
So who should Clinton have sent, Brainiac?
Pro American? No.
Maybe we should send you there sweetheart. At least we wouldn’t have to suffer your pathetic comments here. Go back to writing a blog that non one reads, nor cares about.
Mr. Enemabag Jones
DuJan, a gay blogger
There’s no evidence that he’s gay. No one has come forward to claim having dated him, or been in a relationship with him. He’s a right-wing troll lying about being gay to make himself standout.
The liberal/leftist media are awfully silent on the fact a United States ambassador was RAPED by a muslim mob before being killed and his naked corpse dragged through the streets. It kind of flies in the face of the left-wing lie that muslims are just like us. Religion of peace..pfft. Nuke them all.
@stadacona: There is absolutely no evidence that Ambassador Stevens was raped before being killed. He was killed in a rocket attack! Never try towin over delusional right wingers. We are not called to be Jackass Whisperers!
@curan: Just the fact that we aren’t right wing trogladites places us automatically on higher ground, morally or otherwise!
1) Huffington Post reported he left behind a wife and two children. 2) HP reported he died of asphyxiation (the bunker in which the staff had hid and which was hard to find yet was the sole bldg targeted by rocket propelled grenade launchers, burned causing thick smoke. No where was any sodomy reported.
His wiki does not (yet) mention that he was married; awaiting confirmation.
Hatred without understanding is firmly within the bounds of prejudice. It’s a shame that many here cannot see such a basic fact. Such an existence is itself a curse that I would not wish on anyone.
@Lesbian Conservative: Typical
right-wing sneering sarcasm,Lesbian Conservative.You fit the mold
perfectly,so it would be good,had “they” broken the mold when
you were made.
@Guillermo3: Not THE MOLD…it’s MOLDY as in any gay republican’s cerebral matter…nothing like TRYING so hard to be in a club where they HATE YOU. “CAN I PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE IN YOUR CLUB?”
Yeah, when you were little, it was NO GIRLS ALLOWED. Your current “friends” : NO DIKES ALLOWED.
Get some intelligence to replace your self-loathing
@Lesbian Conservative: Right on, sister.
@Sister Unity: So if it was reported on the Huffington Post it MUST be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Riiiiiight.
Besides their perception of females being” less than a male” dumbasses! It’s just a really really good excuse for them to get a lil of what they REALLY want, and then just say” it’s for the cause amigo” bahahaha
Alan down in Florida
Inasmuch as ambassadors need Congressional approval I find it very hard in the political climate of Washington DC that Ambassador Stevens could have passed through the nomination process without his alleged gayness being reported in the (social) media. Have we forgotten the fuss made over the openly gay Ambassador Hormel during his approval process so soon?
Regardless of his orientation, Ambassador Stevens was a remarkable man and a true American hero. My condolences to his loved ones.
It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon of hate, hate, hate, but I’d encourage you to read the following article:
Stevens was not raped by a Muslim mob, he was RESCUED by that “mob” who gave thanks to God when they found him still alive in the rubble. And there is video to prove it, not just the word of alarmist right-wing media.
This whole article is nothing more than Right Wing Rhetoric using the murder of our ambassador to take a stab at the President attempting to incite Gay Opinion against him and the Muslim World, with unfounded accusations by an unnamed informant to a right wing idiot. Who Do You Trust?
For so many reasons, I hope this is true. Maybe it will remind America that real heros come in all colors and orientations. The days when heros looked like John Wayne…or Mitt Romney…are so over. Character and strength cross our sexual spectrum. This man was a hero and a loss to the American and Arab worlds regardless of what is finally determined. And maybe one day, this unique aspect of one’s psyche will not even be of interest.
A quick internet search will find you a video made by the person who was in the group who found the ambassadors body, still barely alive, which they took to the hospital. in it you can see he is wearing a white t shirt and american style pants very firmly buckled by a black belt. Does this blogger want us to think they THEN raped him, or that he was raped before and they put his pants back on and did up his belt?
It is about time so called Christians started behaving like Christians! Sexuality doesn’t matter if a man or woman is doing a good job of work and behaving well.
Perhaps when they rant and rave and assault or kill in the name of their religion, and by this I mean any religion, they might ask themselves Would Christ/Mohammad do this? the answer would in all cases be NO!
@paulwaite: . Look at the other photos. At some point, the belt was unbuckled and his shirt was up around his neck, exposing bruises on his back.
In that video, his so called “rescuers” were not what I’d call gentle, yanking him through the passageway by his feet. I hope they were, indeed, rescuers, and I hope he did not suffer the indignities and pain that are rumored. There are comments from journos on the scene, one French, who paint a grim picture.
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