Dems urge republicans to come out of closet

Friday, January 5th, 2007 - 11:44 am PST

Taking control of Congress this week, Democrats struck a chord of openness and bipartisan friendship by inviting republicans to come out of the closet. “It’s OK,” urged new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a soothing tone, “We’re not in middle school anymore. You don’t have to pretend to be anti-gay to be accepted by your peers.” One freshman republican congressman appeared happy to take opportunity to out himself, but was reportedly later castigated by his fellow party members and had his lunch money stolen. Republican leadership has also announced plans to draft a constitutional amendment banning homosexuality.