Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

Last night lightning struck an iconic, 62-foot-tall statue of Jesus, which we're sure Pat Roberston will say was a sign from God, right? "Charred remnants remained this morning, June 15, of the large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 that was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm late Monday night." According to two witnesses, "They say its ironic that with a Hustler store nearby, the Jesus statue outside the church should be the thing destroyed by fire." We'll have some fun with this one

The president is finishing up his trip to the south east to examine the effects of the disastrous BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, which is in its 57th day. Tonight, he will deliver an update to the American people from the Oval Office. What does he need to say this speech? We'll go over that this afternoon.

Over the weekend, a gay man from Savannah, Georgia was beaten, suffering two seizures during his attack by two US Marines. Joe.My.God. reports that they have only been charged with a misdemeanor assault charges. The two have been restricted to their base while the FBI investigate whether or not this is a hate crime.

/ 3:30pm EST - Sally Kern, the very anti-gay representative from Oklahoma is currently up for re-election. Today, we are joined by Brittany Novotny, an openly transgender women, who has filed to run against Kern for that state seat.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Scott Herring, author of Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, joins us this afternoon to talk about his book, which goes beyond the city limits and looks at how art, fashion and media influence the LGBT communities from the Appalachian to Midwest and up to Northern California.

And you thought Arizona's ideas for battling undocumented immigration were extreme? Tom Mullins, the GOP's candidate for Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in New Mexico, suggested last month in a radio interview that we lay land mines down between the US and Mexican border. According to CBS news, "He explained Monday the suggestion about the land mines was something he'd heard while campaigning, and that it came in response to a complaint that nothing could be done to secure the boarder." We'll get into more of what he has to say this afternoon.

These stories and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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