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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Gay-bashing Telephone Companies

Now for some really far-out-there right wingnuttery. Comedian Eugene Mirman has uncovered a "Christian" phone company that wants to switch users from ungodly phone services like those provided by MCI, AT&T and Verizon ("Can you gay-bash me now?") to "Christian" phone companies that will fight to keep homosexuals as second-class citizens. The group called Eugene in an effort to recruit him for their homophobic crusade.

Naturally, Mirman decides to have a bit of fun at their expense, and hopfully expose them as the hateful bastards that they are (the calls are logged here, here and here). The most disturbing thing about the calls is how willingly and easily the people he talks to fall into this trap.

For example:

Operator: Did you press 1 to oppose same sex marriages?

Mr. Mirman: Oh, I pressed it, yes.

Operator: Okay, that's great to hear. And are you against same sex marriages?

Mr. Mirman: Well, I want to destroy it, yes.

Operator: Okay. That's great to hear... -

Mr. Mirman: Like the fist of God we will smash them!

Operator: Exactly.

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