Let’s get this straight, so to speak: A national LGBT group is threatening to pull its planned 2013 conference from Atlanta if Gov. Nathan Deal – who ran one of the most anti-gay campaigns in state history – doesn’t put a stop to immigration legislation in the Gold Dome.
Yeah, that’s so going to work.
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s threat to pull hundreds of LGBT people from the state is like rewarding Deal (photo) and the conservative – and most likely anti-gay — sponsors of the immigration legislation for behaving badly.
Here’s how we imagine a conversation over the boycott might unfold in Deal’s executive office.
“Hey guv, it’s Matt Ramsey the state rep from Peachtree City.”
“Yeah, bud. What can I do for you.”
“Listen to this, guv: You know last month, those lesbian singers came to the State Capitol and sang and whined about House Bill 87 – that Show Me Your Papers bill that I’m sponsoring.”
“Yeah, bud. Lesbians are hot. I peeked out the window to look, but then Sandy caught me.”
“Well look, guv. The homos are still worked up about this thing. Now, they are threatening to boycott Georgia if my bill passes and you sign it into law. Seriously. I’m not making this stuff up.”
“Yeah, bud. Some task force group sent me a letter demanding that I stop your thing along with Senate Bills 40 and 104. I think they are more pissed than those queers who climb rocks. They said something about equality and social acceptance for all. Once I realized they didn’t donate to my campaign or attach pictures of lesbians kissing, I deleted it.”
“Here’s the thing, guv. It’s this task force group and these other people called SOMOS. I think they are homos, too. I can’t keep up with the acronyms. Anyway, they are really pissed — they’ve got a petition. They said they won’t come here if this stuff becomes law.”
“So let me get this straight, bud. We can get rid of the illegals and the gays with this stuff?”
“Yeah, guv. The illegals get deported and the homos won’t come here – by choice. Just like they did in Arizona.”
“Bud, that’s the easiest decision I’ll ever make. Where do I sign?”