As Rep. Babette Josephs nears retirement, she is doing her best to go out with a bang rather than a whimper. After a long and winding road as wild card, possible crazy person, and maybe-law-breaker, Josephs made national news when she (once again) stood behind her stance of not saying the Pledge of Allegiance because it contains the words “Under God.”
This landed Josephs some coverage on today’s only bastion of common sense and calm political discussion, Fox & Friends. According to the Examiner, the terrible trio of Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade decided that since Josephs considers the Pledge of Allegiance a prayer, she must also use only the barter system and not believe in money, because that is a very natural conclusion to reach.
And with all of that spotlight on her, what does Josephs do? She introduces a bill that would ban “gay-to-straight” reparative therapy for minors. She is quoted in the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News as saying:
The very concept of ‘correcting’ homosexuality is dehumanizing and contrary to conventional societal norms. The fact that minors are forcefully subjected to this therapy that is not based in any scientific fact is unacceptable. Pennsylvania’s children deserve better.”
There is no word on whether she followed that statement by saying “Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Fox News” and then dropping the mic, but that will not stop us from picturing it that way.