Openly anti-gay Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann used Katy Perry’s pro-gay #1 hit song, “Firework,” as her theme song at the ultra-conservative Right Online conference over the weekend. Perry’s “Firework” video is infused with self-acceptance stories, includes a scene of two young men kissing. Perry’s other hit songs include, “Ur So Gay,” and, “I Kissed a Girl.”
Firework, as many of you remember, was dedicated to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, the organization that exists to convince young LGBT people not to end their lives over the terrible nonsense homophobes inflict upon them. Nonsense like these greatest hits from Bachmann:
- “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.” — Senator Michele Bachmann, speaking at EdWatch National Education Conference, November 6, 2004.
- “It isn’t that some gay will get some rights. It’s that everyone else in our state will lose rights. For instance, parents will lose the right to protect and direct the upbringing of their children. Because our K-12 public school system, of which ninety per cent of all youth are in the public school system, they will be required to learn that homosexuality is normal, equal and perhaps you should try it. And that will occur immediately, that all schools will begin teaching homosexuality.” – Senator Michele Bachmann, on what will happen if her same-sex marriage ban amendment fails to pass in 2004, appearing as guest on radio program “Prophetic Views Behind The News,” hosted by Jan Markell, KKMS 980-AM, March 6, 2004
- “This is a very serious matter, because it is our children who are the prize for this community, they are specifically targeting our children.” — Senator Michele Bachmann, on the gay community and same-sex marriage, appearing as guest on radio program “Prophetic Views Behind The News”, hosted by Jan Markell, KKMS 980-AM, March 20, 2004.
Lovely woman, eh? Expect Katy Perry to issue a statement disavowing her connection to Bachmann’s campaign any moment now.