prideOh the poor dears:

The Richmond Federal Reserve Bank’s decision to fly the gay pride flag outside of its building, below the American flag, has outraged a Virginia lawmaker, who wants it removed.

In a letter to Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, Robert Marshall, a Republican state delegate, called the flag “a serious deficiency of judgment by your organization, one not limited to social issues,” according to the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Marshall claimed that the homosexual behavior “celebrated” by the bank “undermines the American economy” and is a felony in the state, the newspaper reported.

Hahah, this stupid man thinks that being gay is a “felony?” I can’t stop laughing.

Sally Green, the bank’s first vice president and chief operating officer, told the newspaper earlier this week that the bank is flying the flag “as an example of our commitment to the values of acceptance and inclusion.

In other words, “grow up, wingnut, and go do something productive for a change.”

Know who else is upset about this?  That is right, it’s the American Family Association’s “news” arm OneNewsNow, who has some sort of secret fundamentalist wingnut operative working across the street at some sort of portable trans fat stand called The Family Foundation:

Though The Family Foundation’s new office in Richmond has a beautiful view of the state capitol and the flags, the rainbow flag fluttering from the flagpole outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is also in view. Foundation president Victoria Cobb does not expect it to fly away any time soon.

“Our expectation is it’ll be flying all month,” she predicts. “We think the Federal Reserve ought to be focused on the economy rather than focusing on special rights.”

And Victoria just knows that deep inside the Fed building, they’ve stopped paying attention to the economy altogether in order to draw up designs for special gay-only parking spaces at country bible churches. I mean, she did say “special rights,” right? Nah, Victoria. We just want to have the freedoms people like you have, misuse and take for granted.

The AFA also has heard from a Federal Reserve employee who is also a fundamentalist, and it is upset!

Meanwhile, the Mississippi-based American Family Association has received a complaint from a Federal Reserve employee who objects to the flag and what it represents. In reference to the “gay pride” flag flying just below the American flag, the employee wrote in an email: “For the past five or six years, the homosexual agenda has been pushed down our throats. [The bank president and vice president] have initiated this agenda. This offends me as a Christian.”

Uh huh, hmm. Let’s just let Wonkette reply to that one:

Haha, these people are always talking about things being pushed down their throats. Fantasizing much, guys?

Much, they are, always.

Also, in that Wonkette post, Pride month is referred to as “National Gay and Lesbian and BLT Month,” to which I just say bravo!