15 Unbelievable Reactions to DOMA's End: From Jesus Weeping to Outright Terrifying Threats

While so many people around the country celebrated, these often hate-filled tweets showed homophobia alive and well in all its scary candor.
Publish date:
June 27, 2013
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The overwhelming celebration that came from almost everyone I know to the gutting of the Defense of Marriage Act this week has been truly extraordinary.

And some of the lines on Twitter directed toward right-wing resisters like "Jesus had two dads, and he turned out fine" said it all. Love is love is love.

But then I decided to dig deeper.

It's no surprise, I suppose that hate groups like Westboro would freak out over DOMA's end, but some of the below-the-radar tweets I found, threatening the life of President Obama or suggesting that people go out and have old-fashioned beatdowns of homosexuals made me sick to my stomach.

So the next time you think "We've come such a long way in gay rights," please don't forget how much farther we have to go.

Here are 15 tweets that sum up the sad I found online: