In tweeting out a link to Politico’s article on Senator Cory Booker’s bid to become the Democratic candidate for president in 2020, virulently anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, asks:
“Is America ready for a homosexual president? If Cory Booker turns out to be gay, he is disqualified. Cannot have a man who engages in sexually deviant behavior in the White House.”
“Is America Ready for a Single President?” The better question: is America ready for a homosexual president? If Cory Booker turns out to be gay, he is disqualified. Cannot have a man who engages in sexually deviant behavior in the White House. https://t.co/mIr90MDZTg @politicomag
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) February 10, 2019
The U.S. Constitution lists the following as requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident within the United States for 14 years, and a natural born Citizen.
While Booker has publicly stated he is not gay (and whether he is or isn’t is none of our business), there is nothing in the Constitution that disqualifies someone LGBT from being president.
The American Family Association has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Twitterverse clapped back with a lopsided 12:1 ratio of comments to ‘Likes.’
Hey Bryan—I’ve got the 19th century on the line, they’re Looking for you. And socialism is unbiblical? Missed that lecture in my 12 years in Catholic school
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) February 11, 2019
Jesus: 33, never married, traveled w/ 12 men—big, strapping, salt-of-the-earth types. Had a special fondness for John, his favorite disciple, with whom he liked to lie. His last words were for His mom to love John as her own son, a wish usually reserved for one’s spouse.
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) February 10, 2019
1. We previously had single presidents (Cleveland and Buchanan).
2. We previously had three Presidents rumored to be gay (Washington, Jefferson & again Buchanan).
— Jim Parrillo (@jimparrillo) February 11, 2019
I’ve got this document you should read – the Constitution. It’s gonna blow your mind, man.
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) February 11, 2019
All of you old, backwards, out of touch fragile men are just not dying off fast enough. Unfortunately. The future is bright, as younger generations are better adjusted & inclusive. #GoAway #OldWhiteMen
— just grace (@graceNC4) February 11, 2019
In that case, a president who brags about sexual assault should be disqualified then. Thanks for clearing that up.
— Onapack (@Onapack) February 11, 2019
This is bad. Trump cheated on wife post baby with porn star and paid her off. Take your fake morals outta here
— Mitchell Fink (@themitchellfink) February 11, 2019
Bet there’s a rainbow-hued skeleton in this guy’s closet.
— Sandra L (@lilysecret42) February 11, 2019
This 12:1 ratio might embarass a smarter man.
— It’s Pok! (@mastershalum) February 11, 2019
— MsCjay (@MsCjay) February 11, 2019
— Lawrence Crystal (@PantonSociety) February 11, 2019
I’m just here for the ratio pic.twitter.com/IiNKcR7MbU
— Aloy Shepard vas Tempest (@ghezbora) February 11, 2019