Monday, June 07, 2010

Rush Limbaugh: Guns, God and Gays?

I don’t know which of these two is harder to believe: that Sir Elton John would lower himself to sing at the wedding reception of longtime homophobe Rush Limbaugh, or that Rush Limbaugh would elevate himself enough to ask the openly gay rock star to sing at the celebration of his 4th marriage.

Both notions absolutely floor me.

That notwithstanding the fact that Sir Elton got a cool million dollars for his one night performance.

But I haven’t paid much attention so I don’t know how Sir Elton is fixed financially. Maybe like his fellow semi-famous compatriot, Fergie, who solicits cash to arrange a sit down with her ex, he’s got a few too many bills to pay.

Or it could be that since he has announced to the world last February in Parade magazine that Jesus Christ was a “super-intelligent gay man” there has been some backlash. For example because of that statement Elton John’s previously scheduled performance in Egypt – a country with wall-to-wall homophobes in it – was cancelled.

So maybe he has to entertain the notion of not being too picky about who wants to hire him to perform. But then what about Rush Limbaugh? Isn’t he also offended at having his Savior being labeled gay?

Or any of the other guests at the reception? Karl Rove? Clarence Thomas? Sean Hannity? Rudy Giuliani?

Well, OK, on that last one, granted Rudy Giuliani is famously known for his cross-dressing so who knows what he thinks about gays.

Or maybe, just maybe, the whole neoconservative thing is just a clever way for Rush Limbaugh to make lots and lots of money because God knows there is no money in being a principled opponent of the right wing.

I can personally attest to that.

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