7 Scary Stories for a Homophobic Halloween

Some of what TV and radio pundits say about LGBT people is so frightening it's ready-made for Halloween. Here are a few of the scariest things we've heard antigay talking heads say recently.



Right-Wing Pastor: Cookies Can Create Lesbians
When you buy those Thin Mints or Tagalongs, watch out. What you didn't realize is you've unwittingly bought “food offered to idols,” says a right-wing minister who thinks Christians should boycott Girl Scout Cookies, saying the organization supports lesbianism (and abortion rights and contraception, along with teaching women to be independent, which is not “godly womanhood”). To be clear, Kevin Swanson on his Generations Radio program never implied buying the cookies would turn you into a lesbian, just other people. “I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood and I don’t want to support abortion, and if that be the case I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies.”