‘Groomer’ LGBTQ+ slur gains traction in lowest point yet for Republicans

‘Groomer’ LGBTQ+ slur gains traction in lowest point yet for Republicans
Sorry to do this to you, no-one wants to see either of these repugnant face but such is life. It's Marje Greene on the left and Laura Ingraham on the right.

Things seem to be going from bad to worse in the US ‘culture wars’ as it is now becoming regular practice for politicians and right wing pundits to call anyone who is against the slew of anti-LGBTQ+ laws sweeping the country a ‘groomer’.

 

At the front of the queue is rotting jack o’lantern with broom hair, Marjorie Taylor Greene. Last week she to took two minutes out of her busy schedule of belching out hate speech from her hell mouth to stomp out a revolting tweet with her hideous twig fingers saying that the three REPUBLICAN senators who voted for Justice Ketanji Brown to become the first ever black woman to sit on the Supreme Court, ‘pro-pedophile’. Yes that’s right, if you disagree with someone in politics at the moment in the US, you just call them a pedophile. 

 

It all goes hand in hand with the likes of Laura Ingraham of Fox News who has repeatedly called those who are against the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill and all the similar forthcoming ones ‘groomers’. This is an old trope going back to the 80s, conflating queer people with pedophiles so it’s making quite an unwelcome return right at a time when queer kids are being used as political pawns. 

 

In a statement, a GLAAD spokesperson said: “This vile and false rhetoric has been used against LGBTQ people for decades; now it’s being used to smear anyone who supports our community and any political opponent. To deploy grotesque lies about an entire community and our allies to support censorship reveals the growing desperation of lawmakers and others who are failing to stop LGBTQ acceptance.”

 

Deb Hauser, president of the sexual education organization Advocates for Youth also weighed in, saying: “It’s not only infuriating, but alarming, that the right has chosen to score political points by misusing the term groomer. Grooming is an important concept for understanding the prevention of child sexual abuse. It’s disgraceful to see the term being applied to people who are working to keep our children safe and our classrooms and communities inclusive of LGBTQ+ students and families — especially when LGBTQ+ students remain vulnerable to bullying and discrimination in schools.”

 

For the MILLIONTH time, these bills are designed to HARM LGBTQ+ children and their families. Not being able to even talk about having same sex parents or the fact that come boys like boys etc etc is incredibly damaging and rolls back YEARS of progress for queer people in the USA. A line is being drawn in the sand and if things continue the way they are now, there is going to be some sort of boiling/breaking point and it will NOT be pretty.