Friday, September 16, 2011

Cesspool Pride...

We've all heard Jim Forrester's description of Asheville as "a cesspool of sin" by now. Forrester, as you may know, is one of the fundy wingnuts instrumental in getting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage put on the ballot in NC as an initiative this May.

Forrester decided to elaborate on his remarks about Asheville: “It was kind of brought up in a church meeting we had and I don’t know what prompted me to say that, but I distinctly remember a couple of weeks ago they were all out baring their breasts and everything up in Asheville,” Forrester said. “They have a lot of very liberal people. They have a lot of homosexuals that live in the Asheville area.”

Forrester continued: “I think, it used to be you think of Wilmington with all the movie people down there would be the worst place in the state or Chapel Hill where they have a lot of liberal people and so forth. But Asheville is just doing a lot of things that I don’t like and I don’t think a lot of people in the Asheville area like.”

Actually, the reason people love Asheville and flock to this area (aside from the gorgeous natural resources) is that it IS a breath of fresh, progressive, culturally diverse air in an otherwise tiresome fundamentalist swamp of hateful, hefty, poorly-educated conservatard extremists. The dreary dregs of Dixie, as it were.

If Jim's ilk in the area don't like it, maybe they should relocate to Greenville, SC, or somewhere like East TN where the mouth-breathers abound. Actually, a better idea is that all the NC conservatards move to SC: We'll take SC's 12 liberals, and they can make SC into their own little fundy heaven-on-earth. Where they can all hold hands, speak in tongues, and wait for the rapture together - boring the living shit out of each other. But then who would they have to bitch about?

Fortunately, those of us who love Asheville can now show our Cesspool Pride - by wearing one of these cool tee-shirts that have just come out! These shirts commemorate the astoundingly idiotic words of Forrester in style. You can get the design on the left here, but please choose the ones marked "Made in the U.S." You can also get another design with a picture of city hall in the backround here.

Let's keep the freak flag flyin', and show that Asheville pride!

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