An interview with Christianity Today proves that if Joe the Plumber ever enters the Miss America competition, he just lost Perez Hilton’s vote:
Q: In the last month, same-sex marriage has become legal in Iowa and Vermont. What do you think about same-sex marriage at a state level?
JTP: At a state level, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up to them. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wrong. People donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t understand the dictionaryÃ¢â‚¬â€itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re supposed to doÃ¢â‚¬â€what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re people, and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to do their thing.
This has obviously upset a few people in the gay community (though some think Joe’s an asset to the cause of gay marriage). But Joe’s “he doth protest too much” answer may also rekindle the theories that Joe is gay.
Probably the best thing about Joe the Plumber is that there’s nobody to boycott when people get mad at him. It’s not like he’s the CEO of a large company and people can just demand that the Board fire him. He’s essentially an independent businessman, and from the sound of it he wasn’t exactly working in Greenwich Village anyway, so there’s not much for the left to successfully boycott here.
The one thing Joe said that I don’t believe is that he has gay friends. How many friends would remain your friends if they knew you didn’t trust them around your kids? Conversely, if you didn’t trust them around your kids, how could you possibly call them “friends”?
Look for the outrage to continue, at least until Joe agrees to let gay people near his kids.