We’re contractually obligated to say the loss of any human life is a tragedy, but we’re not exactly crying a river over the death on Saturday of Chuck Colson, a chief figure in the Watergate scandal who had a jailhouse conversion and emerged as a virulently anti-LGBT preacher. He was 80.
Colson—who died from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage in late March—was President Nixon’s hatchet man, known for pulling all kinds of shenanigans on behalf of Tricky Dick. (He once said her would “walk over his grandmother” to get the President re-elected.)
In 2009, Colson co-authored the infamous Manhattan Declaration, which attacked birth outside wedlock, homosexuality and abortion, and demanded signatories to agree to break the law if it contradicted Scripture. When the APA declared so-called reparative therapy unethical, Colson compared the group to the Nazis, saying, “If you didn’t conform to the government’s point of view, you risked losing your job. That is what’s happening in the world of psychology today.” Earlier this year Colson was included in GLAAD’s new Commentator Accountability Project (CAP), which alerts news outlets about notoriously homophobic pundits.
The New Civil Rights Movement shares some lovely information about Colson’s crusades against us Sodomites:
Colson repeatedly attacked same-sex marriage and homosexuality. He wrongly stated “homosexual behavior” is more “dangerous than smoking, it lowers the life expectancy dramatically.” Colson also falsely stated that legalizing same-sex marriage was “sanctioning behavior known to be dangerous.” And, again falsely, stated that gays and lesbians “don’t want marriage; they want their sexual choices affirmed as normal and moral.”
And as late as last year, despite years of research to the contrary, Colson was publicly advocating that homosexuality was both a choice and avoidable if parents “properly” raised their children. Colson pointed to the book “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality,” as the way to “learn more about what parents can do to lessen the chances their children will grow up homosexual.”
On his website, a statement claims that “Colson won the respect of those who disagreed with his religious and political views thanks to his tireless work on behalf of prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families.”
Excuse us? We’re not relishing the man turning into worm food (well, maybe a little) but we certainly didn’t respect him. Rest in pieces, Chuck.
Photo: Chris Greenberg
…………………… and i still don’t care. 100 more people to go
Colson’s dead, Breitbart’s dead. Fingers crossed that Coulter takes a dirt nap soon.
Will Pat Roberson be the next one to go?
Drag em, Dan. Drag em all.
The Real Mike in Asheville
“We’re contractually obligated to say the loss of any human life is a tragedy….” — WTF?
So, you have some sort of contract that says you MUST say that it is tragic Hilter, Stalin, Benedict Arnold, et al., are dead.
How about the wonderful tune:
“Ding dong, the witch is dead,
Which old witch?
The wicked witch.
Ding dong Colson’s dead,
Which old Colson?
The homophobe one!
Now he’ll know he was wrong!
Bon Voyage Chuckles!
Why, God, why didn’t you take Pat Robertson as well!
This man spent his political life as a glad-handing, corrupt criminal; he spent his religious life as a glad handing, bible thumping criminal. I hope he is in that very special hell reserved for bullies. The blood of our brothers and sisters is on his hands.
Thank you jesus!
I can’t honestly say that I take any personal pleasure from his death. Death is all to final to hoop and holler about. I am happy he won’t be able to do us further harm. Of course his books and speeches are still in print so we’re not really, completely rid of him just yet, but, he won’t be able to come up with any new poisionous reasoning.
Looking forward to when Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer hits the dirt six feet under. I’ll be pissing on their gravestones.
Rot in hell.
No he never won my respect. I was surprised that mainstream media outlets didn’t really report his anti gay stuff.
@MKisNE: They also failed to report Mike Wallace’s anti gay show. For about the next 20 years, old bigots dying will make the world a better place, one death at a time.
The Real Mike in Asheville
@Miguel: Back, back, back troll, go back to your wingnut cave!
Have a nice time in hell. George W. will be down there when his time comes.
And nothing of value was lost. See it’s already starting to happen the dinosuars stuck in their way are already starting to become extinct.
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