1984, AGAIN?

Via Andrew Sullivan comes yet another tale of Southern homophobia.

A Lowcountry legislator says he wants to cut South Carolina Educational Television’s budget after it aired a documentary on gays in the South.

“I thought it was just social, leftist propaganda that they had no business airing,” said state Rep. John Graham Altman, R-Charleston. “They were actively promoting homosexuality as an OK thing to do.”

SCETV President Maurice Bresnahan says his agency isn’t promoting an agenda by showing “We are your Neighbors” as part of its twice-monthly Southern Lens series of stories about life in the South.

“An analogy would be a librarian buying books for the bookshelf. ‘We are your Neighbors’ was just one 26-minute show out of 8,700 hours of programming. We are just presenting a point of view. This is just one book on a shelf of thousands of books,” Bresnahan said.

They want to control what we think. That’s enough reason to tell ’em to shove it up their collective assholes.

But! There is a bright side to this, and that is that Alabama (for once) is not involved. So, very good Alabama! Let’s try to keep up the good not-hating gays work for a little bit longer, m’kay?