|Trump supporter Angela Stanton-King (seen here with Trump) tried to downplay a homophobic tweet accusing gay men of being violent pedophiles. Nice try, girlfriend.|
Earlier this week, I wrote about Angela Stanton-King, a black Trump supporter and the god daughter of "prominent" black Trump supporter Alveda King. I, and several others, called her out for posting this lying tweet implying that gay men are violent pedophiles:
It's not surprising that when faced with the public backlash for this, Stanton-King attempted to play the victim:
Stanton-King added that she’s “not against LGBTQ rights like same-sex marriage,” because she has a 19-year-old son who identifies as gay and a gay aunt who raised her. She believes, however, that there is a need for legislation that ensures “children are not tied to the LGBTQ community.”
That led me to go to her Twitter feed and read comments she made about the controversy. This one started a war between her and I:
She didn't like that and so we battled. Some of the tweets was simply us going back and forth. Others are me simply retweeting her mess while calling out her ignorance. Here are some samples
Notice how in this last tweet, she continues to play the victim:
Granted, there were a lot more tweets from her and some of her supporters (five of which I reported) and as well as a few tweets from folks supporting me. So the battle was longer than this and more convoluted. However, the tweets I saved emphasizes the gist of the situation.
Ms. Stanton-King is an ignorant person attempting to cash in on status. She weaponizes religion to scapegoat LGBTQ people much like anti-Semites weaponized religion to scapegoat people of the Jewish faith and white racists have done the same to African-Americans. However, she is unsophisticated and very obtuse. She seems to think that clinging to her religion and a painfully simple-minded view of her racial heritage will get her over the hump which her bullheaded stupidity has created in this situation. She also seems to think that claiming that she supports Trump has endowed her with some type of talent to be believed when she lies to those who have the "receipts" to call her out.
So why did I give her attention? Because children of color are listening. We tend to forget about them sometimes. And because the mentality which oozes out of her causes death. Evil people with fists, bats, and other weapons of destruction have battered innocent gay men because of false beliefs connecting them to pedophilia. That in itself is bad enough. But then there are situations in which children - the ones Stanton-King claims to be protecting - become the victims of sick people who think that being gay is something which can be 'beaten' out of them.
We go a long way to preventing the madness I described above when we don't always choose to ignore it. There are some times when we have to say "Oh hell no!"
This is one of those times.