DUST BOWL BLUES  10:55 am March 7, 2012

Extremely Sane Person Randall Terry Beats Obama In Oklahoma Primaries

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

See below for Wonkette Sadness Update — and beloved commenters, please do try to be civil.

Operation Rescue founder Randall “I hate my dead live dead gay son” Terry beat President Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries in 15 Oklahoma counties. That’s all well and good — NOobaAma, and etc. — but what does Randall Terry think of his gay son? Did you answer “disgusted” and “ashamed”? DING DING DING winner winner step right up!

Longtime anti-abortion activist Randall Terry in recent years has campaigned against gay marriage and homosexuality. So it was of some embarrassment to him when his son Jamiel published an article in the May issue of Out magazine revealing that he is gay. Terry responded by writing an op-ed, sharply criticizing his son and saying, “He is no longer welcome in my home.”

For good measure, Terry called his son full of fraud and deceit, and asked all good Christians to pray for his redemption, so that’s nice. We’re sure his deceitful, fraudulent son would appreciate it, if’n he had any manners at all.

Wonkette Sadness Update, OH NO! Your editrix, in making a very clever Heathers joke about gay sons, unfortunately had not googled deeply enough to find that Terry’s gay son did in fact die this past December. Our true condolences to whomever might have acted as his real family.
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nounverb911 March 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

They have sane people in Oklahoma?

Fare la Volpe March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

They have people?

beavertank March 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

Never for long. In Oklahoma, a declaration of sanity is punishable by mandatory exile.

stanpan March 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Well, I live in Oklahoma and I visit Wonkette…ok, bad example. Never mind.

Swampgas_Man March 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I lived in Oklahoma. I didn't like it.

stanpan March 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I hear you. Sometimes I just want to pack some hobo beans and hit the road.

actor212 March 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

I heard it was only steers and queers. Which would explain Randall, too.

SexySmurf March 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

If he didn't want his son to be gay, why did he name him "Jamiel"?

LesBontemps March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

He thought his son was black.

Ok, I'm an asshole. Mea culpa.

Texan_Bulldog March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

Really. Is he half blah?

Gratuitous World March 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

it was actually supposed to be "JailMe" Terry, but his Birth Cert has a typo.

UW8316154 March 7, 2012 at 11:44 am

Show us the bird Certificate!!1!

ph7 March 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Jamiel was an adopted son of mixed race. Jamiel died in an auto accident last November.

LesBontemps March 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Whoa. A little fact-checking before snarking would have been nice. (Both me and our editrix.) Especially since it's apparently ok to un-disown your dead gay half-black but-still-immoral son: http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/12/0

hunnybee March 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

that is a tragedy and i am sorry that he died. i wonder how his 'father' felt knowing how much he had hurt his son?

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm

People like that don't care how much they hurt others. If they have a family member that they disapprove of, for whatever reason, they think *they*'re the real victims.

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I'm only surprised that it was an auto accident, rather than one of Terry's lunatics throwing a bomb at the poor guy or something.

weej_bain March 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

Randall “I hate my dead live gay son” Terry caught doing the wide-stance tap dance with Larry Craig in 3, 2, 1…

Gratuitous World March 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

need some sort of easement so there could permanently be men making love in his front yard.

weej_bain March 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

Eminent domain exproprianus?

beavertank March 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

Hm… it IS for the public good.

I'll allow it.

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

ATTN Hell, Ironic Punishments Division:
Please ready the "clockwork orange" film loop setup for homophobes in preparation for Randall Terry.

Texan_Bulldog March 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

So does he think Jamiel should have been aborted? Sophie's Choice, indeed, for this hater.

Growing up in OK, I'm familiar with their thinking. I knew a Church of Christ preacher who totally disowned his son when he found out he was gay. The mom would sneak visits to him in OKC (what we call 'the city'), but I remember thinking at a young age that that was a weird way to express God's love. Okay, snark back on.

rickmaci March 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Snark off. Often wondered why these folks think that a deity they praise as a God of ultimate love and compassion could want them to be always venting so much hate. And at their own children. Very sad, pathetic. Something pathological about that much anger. Snark on.

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

My theory is that when you repress all the energy and life force that would normally go into something as powerful as the sexual urges, it's bound to come out somewhere, like a pressure cooker, and usually in a much less pleasant form. All that repressed libido that the religious nutbags inflict upon themselves and others vents itself as anger and sadism.

Tundra Grifter March 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

tessiee:

And really foul Christian rock "music."

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I'm pretty sure that making and/or listening to that crap falls neatly into the "sadism" category.

Chillatte March 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

And then Oklahoma wonders why God keeps sending so many tornadoes their way…

nounverb911 March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

Tornadoes are people too, my friends.

widestanceromance March 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

OK tornadoes are nature's little cleaner uppers.

ifthethunderdontgetya March 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

Family Values, people!
~

SorosBot March 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

Is this the first time we've had an actual terrorist make a vanity run for President?

4TheTurnstiles March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

David Duke, last of the Dixiecrats.

JustPixelz March 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

What about Duelin' Zel Miller? He should at least get an honorary terrorist nod.

chicken_thief March 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

If you ask the Brits, they might go with the first dozen or so Preznits.

philpjfry March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

WTF is wrong with these people? Do they ever live in the real world? Bail outs started under Bush, and they were a good thing, mostly, Barry wants high gas prices so he can wean us off foriegn oil, but he also wants to keeps us addicted to foriegn oil to serve his muslim masters. Barry risked a government shutdown, not the morons in congress If I gave these assclowns any thought they would make my head explode. How do they sleep at night? How can anyone be that stupid? Is it too early to drink?

Serolf_Divad March 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

It's never too early to drink.

LesBontemps March 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

Never too early, always too late.

memzilla March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

"…asked all good Christians to pray for redemption…"

I haven't prayed for redemption since I wanted a really cool balsa wood glider and Mom was collecting S&H Green Stamps.

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

But then she ended up getting that really ugly lamp instead.

PhilippePetain March 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I used to think those were food stamps.

Serolf_Divad March 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

Terry acknowledges he can't win the presidency but says he hopes to cause Obama's defeat in the fall.

The plan:

step 1: gain 18% of the primary vote in OK, losing to Barack Obama by 29% points.
step 2: ???
result: Obama loses the election

A viable and dastardly plan, to be sure.

nounverb911 March 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

Butterfly effect?

memzilla March 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

You forgot

step 3: profit!

actor212 March 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

You misspelled "prophet".

Joshua Norton March 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

Ah, Oklahoma. Even if you sent them back to the stone age you'd only set them back about 6 months.

finallyhappy March 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

Oklahoma- the only good thing about it is the musical

beavertank March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

And even that's overrated at best.

nounverb911 March 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

And the corn is just the right height.

Fare la Volpe March 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

For He Who Sleeps Among the Rows.

IncenseDebate March 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

At least Gheymericans still love Oklahoma, the musical.

stanpan March 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

And the Flaming Lips.

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Okiedokiedog libel!

orygoon March 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Don't forget the shaggy dog joke (based on the musical) about the Furry With The Syringe On Top.

fuflans March 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

terry terry terry. i realize YOU were saddled with a girl's name, but really. Jamiel?

Jamiel?

that's got musical theatre written all over it.

Blueb4sunrise March 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

Woody!!!!!!!!!

beavertank March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

"Campaigning against homosexuality" always reads as "hiding deep in the closet" to me.

fuflans March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

oh and also, i'm not clicking on anything with 'randall terry' and 'ad' in the banner.

2161911 March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

He is still welcome, however, in the slaves' quarters.

chicken_thief March 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

And my house, anytime Michele is at work.

xoxoxoxo

~ Marcus

Chillatte March 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

Somebody named "Randall Terry" does not sound like a redneck bigot at all…

cheetojeebus March 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

don't you mean; twisted fucked up self hating gay redneck bigot who rapes himself regularly with a pop bottle while dreaming of John Wayne.
Afterwards, he cries just like a little girl.

Biff March 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Would L. Randall Terry III work?

DaRooster March 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

"No son of mine is going suck a cock out in the open!! It needs to be done at the video booths out on Hwy 12… doh…"

freakishlywrong March 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Wasn't Jebus gay? He never got married…

JustPixelz March 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

According to the Book of DaVinci Code, he was at least bi. But he did make out with Judas more than he should. And John was a little too much against teh ghey, if you know what I mean.

SayItWithWookies March 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

I think it was Nietszche who said "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, is still there." Your son's orientation is a biological fact, Mr. Terry, and as such it trumps The LORD every single time.

But if you really want to speak to your son again, find some damn Bible verse that lets you accept him — I know you can do it — you people find every goddamn manner thing in that book, so give it a try.

Chichikovovich March 7, 2012 at 11:32 am

Not that I want to defend Terry, who's nothing but 100% hate and hypocrisy from head to toe, but for accuracy's sake I'll note that in the interview he says that he is continuing to talk to Jamiel, and (despicably, to be sure) compares the situation to being the father of a drug addict who wants him to stop, but still cares for him. So he hasn't stopped speaking.
[Terry claims - implausibly, to be sure - that the "not welcome in the home" decree is just because Jamiel gave family photographs to CNN, so he meets him elsewhere, not in the house.]

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

"Terry claims – implausibly, to be sure – that the "not welcome in the home" decree is just because Jamiel gave family photographs to CNN"

Yeah, hateful loony Randall Terry is OK with the gay son actually, you know, being gay and having sexytime with other gay men — but the family pictures? THEN he went too far!

GemlikeFlame March 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Philip K. Dick. Also.

Steverino247 March 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

I remember seeing Terry hauled away at the 1992 March for Women's Lives in DC. He was raving at Jesse Jackson when about six police officers grabbed him and drug him away. Jesse just smiled and kept walking. I've seen some insane people in my life, but Randall Terry's right near the top of the list.

elviouslyqueer March 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

Wait. Randall Terry was running as a Democrat? With that campaign ad? Oh, this is SO your move, Santorum.

Doktor Zoom March 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

Of course, Lyndon LaRouche generally ran as a nominal Democrat, too.

LesBontemps March 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

So, Mr. Terry, how did your son catch teh ghey, with all that good Christian upbringing and everything? Why would he make such a lifestyle choice?

Doktor Zoom March 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

Don't you know, Satan targets the holiest families because when he wins one of their souls for perdition, he gets bonus miles. Or he does 3x Spiritual Damage, or something. I know there's a multiplier in there somewhere.

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Like in Dangerous Liaisons when Valmont wanted to seduce a *virtuous* woman. /Book Geek/

Chichikovovich March 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

In the interview, Terry says that Jamiel was adopted at age 9, and Terry blames his sexual orientation on abuse that he suffered before then. (Not that Terry gives any evidence that there actually was abuse, apart from obviously made-up numbers about the supposedly 90% of lesbians who he claims say they were abused as children.)

Jamiel, for his part, says he knew of his orientation since childhood, but it was only seeing his self-righteous father commit adultery with his secretary and then divorce Terry's adoptive mother to marry the secretary. Terry denies that he committed adultery, but of course the divorce is a matter of public record. Rather than opine on who is telling the truth (though I have an opinion, as I imagine you do as well), I'll just let Jesus have the last word (Luke: 16:18, parallel passages in Matthew 5:32, 19:3-10 and Mark 1:12, 10:7-9):

"Every one who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery…"
(Remember Randall – that's the Savior speaking.)

Doktor Zoom March 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm

According to the Chick tract "Wounded Children," the ghey is caused by looking at straight porn. The actual mechanics of this are not fully understood, although it appears to require the Devil Himself standing next to you and telling you to do shit.

Chichikovovich March 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the tip. I haven't seen that one yet, but I am a bit behind. I've been too busy reading just the ones about the Satanic origin of Mormonism and Catholicism and leaving them in the pews of local fundamentalist churches.—

Biel_ze_Bubba March 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

Memo to Mr. Terry: the Devil did not make him do it.

James Michael Curley March 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I think the Parenting License should be yanked for every parent who starts a sentence with "I don't know how s/he turned out like …"

Wait, they don't give Parenting Licenses. Maybe there is a message here.

Joshua Norton March 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

We should all send Mr. Terry emails telling him it's his fault his son is gay. That's what really frightens the "holier than thou" 'phobes. Especially if they're hiding a little of the down-low themselves.

chicken_thief March 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

Just because he sported wood every time he spanked little Jamiel doesn't mean it's all his fault Jr has a hankering for the buttsecks.

BornInATrailer March 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

This thread needs more youtube of Vermin Supreme trying to turn Randall Terry gay with a pixie dust attack.

Not_So_Much March 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thanksgiving is going to suck in the Terry household.

tessiee March 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Like it didn't to begin with?

OK, that's kind of a cheap shot. I mean, is there a household in the world where Thanksgiving is not a comedy/tragedy?

LesBontemps March 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

All is made better (or at least less bitter) with Wonkette's Actual Awesome Real Cranberry Business (works for Christmas, too): http://wonkette.com/430787/how-to-make-wonkette%E

JustPixelz March 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

It's just sad. A father who has no love for his son. This probably connects to Jesus' sky-dad having Him put to death, but don't we try to hold ourselves to a higher standard when it comes to our own children?

Terry and others like him say they love the unborn. But too often — always, really — they clearly don't love the already-born. Whether it's food stamps or education or health or war, they view gift of life as secondary to some political or financial consideration.

Remind Terry to "love the sinner but hate the sin". He may find that hard to do, but a real father is strengthened by love for his family.

OneYieldRegular March 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I really can't find any snark here (sort of astounding, given that it's Randall Terry we're talking about). But: A father disowns his son, that son is now dead, and there's zero chance for redemption. It's like a Eugene O'Neill play (without the humor).

Redhead March 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

"if you put principle ahead of party" – um, errr, Terry? Yeah, you got the teabagger party and the democratic party mixed up again.

Guppy March 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Yeah, the Democratic Party doesn't put much of anything ahead of anything.

Maman March 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Well since people that Randall Terry complain about often end up dead because his words are "misunderstood" by his followers, I would be careful near windows if I was Jamiel

FlownOver March 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Will Rogers:

"When ignorance gets started, it knows no bounds."

GortRay March 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Ya can't spell "Christians" without "ass itch"

Doktor Zoom March 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

Terry? Gross.

I need some fresh air in here.

LesBontemps March 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

I see what you did there.

Guppy March 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Wait, wait, don't tell me…

MadBrahms March 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

All things considered, he's a bad choice.

chicken_thief March 7, 2012 at 11:49 am

Clearly, if you want to have a fucknut for a son, put "Terry" somewhere in his name – Randall Terry, Terry Jones, Terr(y)ell Owens…..

An_Outhouse March 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

Shit, I always wanted to be good at something but now I have to change my nick name to 'Bad Christian'.

sailingthestyx March 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

looks like the sort of guy we'll be reading about in year or so…meth, male hooker…usual scenario…

WiscDad March 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

So if we pray for his son's redemption, are those prayers funneled through Bachmann & Associates where some of the prayer is siphoned off and bottled as a cure for gheyness?

MadBrahms March 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I am going to pray for his son to have a happy, normal married life in the suburbs, with kids… and a husband, while pops goes through a string of divorces and vicodin binges.

Doktor Zoom March 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

“I love hate my dead live gay son”

Heathers reference for the win!

Callyson March 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

/snark off
You know, there are people who lost their children to wars, street violence, diseases and the like who would give their *own* lives just to have a few more minutes with their kid.
Then there's this asshole…

Rotundo_ March 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm

That sums it up nicely.

Local_Mojo March 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

W.(T.F.)W.J.D.?

ElPinche March 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Randall Terry probably has a collection of dead fetuses who he cherishes more than his own gay son. What a failure of a father and man.

Biff March 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian©, does not approve.

GOPCrusher March 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Oh, so this is the clown that has all the Yahoo commenters beating their chests over Obama not being a sure re-election. Nobody bothered to mention that it was this murderer for Christ.

DarwinianDemon March 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Yes, Obama is doomed without the Oklahoma vote! (of which he didn't win a single county back in 2008)

unclejeems March 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Actually, there is some sanity left in Oklahoma http://www.okiefunk.com/ . But it's a voice crying in a wilderness.

DahBoner March 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Don't forgets Bartcop!
http://www.bartcop.com/

Kept me sane, back in teh 00's…

joobajooba March 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

That's a hell of lead in the story about his son:
"LILBURN — When the Plymouth Breeze slipped a couple feet across the center line Wednesday morning, slamming head-on into a Nissan Rouge, Jamiel Terry's potential as a human being and the rift he was mending with his presidential-candidate father came to a tragic halt."

Why can't Richard Cohen write like that.?

ttommyunger March 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Everybody who gives a fuck what this turd says or does raise their hazzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

DahBoner March 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

If by 'beating Obama', you mean losing SPECTACULARY, maybe Obama could get him a job in the White House coat check room.

Because of all the hangers…

owhatever March 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm

First, name your son Jamiel in Oklahoma. Second, buy him lipstick.

First grade: "Hey, there's JAMIEL…Let's go beat the shit out of him."
Second through twelfth grades: Same.

SayItWithWookies March 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Very sad that Jamiel was killed — my heart goes out to his loved ones. Life is too damn short to spend it judging people for pointless and arbitrary reasons.

SorosBot March 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

He's acting judgmental, holier-than-though, hateful and bigoted – it sounds to me that he's acting exactly Christian.

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