Tanya Ditty's well of anti-gay animus runs deep. And when a reporter calls with an opportunity for her to spew it, she can barely contain herself. Even when it involves gay soldiers.
Ditty, an educator in Marietta, doesn't back the gay marriage. She doesn't buy scientific polls that show the tide is turning on the issue in Georgia, even if slowly. And she strongly believes it's OK to fire someone for being gay.
So those gay married soldiers? She's not a fan of them, either. Ditty spoke out against a change by the Georgia National Guard on Monday to now allow the spouses of gay married soldiers to apply for the benefits they are legally entitled to. In fact, she's tired of outside forces trying to strong-arm the nonsensical homophobia out of her and her friends.
Critics called the decision a sign of federal overreach. Tanya Ditty, Georgia state director for the Concerned Women for America, pointed to the overwhelming majority of voters who cast ballots in 2004 for the same-sex marriage ban.
“They’re just being coercive at the national level to push a viewpoint and an ideology that we in Georgia don’t agree with, at least the majority of us do not agree with it,” Ditty said. “Yeah, it’s disappointing that the muscles of Washington are trying to manipulate the state.”
It's time, Ditty. Time for this YouTube sensation to fade away.