Self-righteousness, lunacy and bigotry are a common combination. If Timothy Buchanan has a slightly original take, it might be a particularly significant dose of melodrama thrown into the mix. Then again, Buchanan is hardly the only deranged wingnut who predicted that the Supreme Court overturning the ban on gay marriage would lead to civil war. “It would be difficult to see how the wrong decision here will not result in a second American civil war”, which tells you more about Buchanan’s powers of perception than anything else, really. Apparently, the decision would “be correctly viewed by Christians as an openly belligerent affront to religious liberty” (no, he doesn’t really understand or care about religious liberty) because what gay marriage is really about is “homo-fascists” seeking “the abolition of religious freedom in America” for the purpose of destroying “those of us who oppose their dangerous and deadly desires.” Gay activists will also, asserted Buchanan, destroy the family unit, leading to violent outbursts like those in Baltimore and Ferguson, which were expressions of “the destruction that results from a breakdown in families” rather than what those protests were actually, you know, protesting.
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And responding to the 2016 Orlando nightclub massacre, Buchanan urged members of the LGBT community to go back into the closet and stop provoking people to commit violent acts: “Flaunting gross immorality and defiant wickedness that is hideous, odious and wretched to an overwhelming majority of people is a foolish and dangerous course of action.” He’s a peach, isn’t he? All that Jesus-like love! Diversity, said Buchanan, is destroying American culture and society, along with the liberal policies of the “evil” Democratic Party and its support for “murder, sexual depravity, lust and rebellion” (and to emphasize: “there is no such thing as a Christian-Democrat. There is no way to defend the godless policies of the Left under cover of Christian compassion, deceitful ideals of social justice, inclusion, or other kinds of double-speak”). He also said that places like Russia and Afghanistan “are infinitely more moral than our own”. He has a funny interpretation of ‘moral’.
After the Supreme Court had issued its gay marriage ruling, Buchanan judged it to be “far worse than September 11”, saying that it could only lead to God’s judgment or all-out war. “The rabid LGBT minions are coming after your treasure, your children and grandchildren, and even your very soul,” wrote Buchanan wrote, while decrying the “new seductive and sinister Tylenol commercial” that featured gay couples. It’s at least an interesting choice of words (‘seductive’) that suggests a new and very tragic interpretation of what Buchanan is actually trying to do.
Diagnosis: Fuming bigot. Very angry, and very confused.