Gaydar on the blink

July 1, 2008

For the “unintended consequences” file: The American Family Association apparently doesn’t like the term “gay” — makes them sound too friendly and mainstream, I guess —  so for its new OneNewsNow outlet, it created a search/replace function that would replace gay with “homosexual” whenever it showed up in a story. You can probably guess what happened when a story came along about Olympic track team star Tyson Gay:

Tyson Homosexual was a blur in blue, sprinting 100 meters faster than anyone ever has.

The whole story is funny, but, since Gay was running against a guy named Dix, the last line is the best:

After the race, Homosexual and Dix looked at each other and slapped palms, then hugged.

(Via Hit & Run, which headlined its post “Let the Gaymes Begin”)


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