Anita Bryant will reportedly be sharing her wisdom this weekend at the "Reclaiming America for Christ" youth rally in Yukon, Oklahoma. Here's a sample: "If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters.”
And there's this gem: "As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children."
And in her 1978 Playboy Magazine interview, she explained the Biblical source of the pejorative term "fruits": "...they eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of life. God referred to men as trees, and because the homosexuals eat the forbidden fruit, which is male sperm."
Anita and her message should be a couple of curious footnotes along the road to full human equality. The fact that her message still resonates with the religious right is puzzling and a little sad. The fact that she is recruiting young people to her hate-based lifestyle makes me want to do something to save the children.