MISSOURI: Republican Lawmaker Declares There’s A “Distinction” Between Human Beings And Gays

From the editorial board of the Kansas City Star:

Rick Brattin, a Missouri state representative from Harrisonville, seems pretty certain: Homosexuality and humanity are incompatible. “When you look at the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qur’an, of other religions,” he said Monday, “there is a distinction between homosexuality and just being a human being.”

The statement, made on the Missouri House floor, was deplorable. It betrayed a stunning lack of understanding of theology and self-government: The Constitution protects all Americans from the tyranny of any single faith-based approach to secular law.

We asked Rep. Brattin to explain his statement, but he did not return a phone call to his office. It isn’t the first time state Brattin has tripped over the Constitution.

He has sought an equal footing for teaching creationism in public schools. He proposed requiring the father’s consent before an abortion except in cases of “legitimate rape.” He suggested college football players who refuse to play for political reasons should lose their scholarships.

Brattin’s comments came during an failed attempt to pass a statewide LGBT rights bill. Instead, the Missouri House passed a bill that would make it more difficult for anybody to sue for discrimination. (Tipped by JMG reader Homer)

  • geoffalnutt

    Gay face.

  • Karl Dubhe

    He might not be gay; he could be a pedo…

    • Gustav2

      He reminds of every ‘youth pastor’ who was a jock while attending a small college, joined the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and now volunteers to ‘help out’ with the local high school football team.


      • jefe5084

        And they love to attend those high school wrestling meets. cuz SINGLETS! and Jeebus, of course.

  • RustynAtlanta

    Gaydar went right off the scale.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Who does she think she’s fooling?

    • jm2

      her 5 kids maybe?

      • Todd20036

        I’m pretty sure one or two of the more savvy ones is wondering if daddy isn’t getting a pecker in the pussy

        • narutomania

          … in the bussy. (shnicker)

          • perversatile

            It’s 2017- ‘thussy’ is the new ‘bussy’.

      • David Walker

        Yeah, well, it’s nice to have friends.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Technically they’re what we call spit babies.

      • Daveed_WOW

        Not for long

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      you picked up on that one too? My gaydar went all the way to “Warning Will Robinson!” at the first glance at the pic even before I read the headline.

      • dcurlee

        Mine shot completely off the charts No pun intended😜

    • b

      Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay gay. And I want to pound him. FYI.

    • Uncle Mark

      Can I sue her for overloading and breaking my gaydar?

  • Winky

    He needs to reread or just read his bible. It doesn’t treat gays as non human. Dumb a$$ christians!!!

    • clay

      He doesn’t read his Bible; he worships it.
      As he said, the Bible is a religion.

  • Rex

    He may be on to something, I’m quite certain that being gay makes me superior to most of my straight peers.

    • Blake Jordan

      Homo superior…

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota
        • Mr. Enemabag Jones

          Oh my GOD! I was talking to a friend about this song a few days ago. What a trip.

        • Professor Barnhardt

          What’s the computer in the background?

          I have that on a cassette tape that I still listen to in a Walkman or similar device. The cassette tape was made from an open reel tape made from an FM broadcast in 1985, I think.

          I’ve loved that tune from the first time I heard it. That would have been on WHFS, the long-gone but beloved FM station in Bethesda, Maryland.

          IIRC, the FM broadcast from which I made my open reel tape was from WTJU, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

          • John30013

            The computer appears to be a Commodore PET, IIRC.

          • einnoc22

            I remember WHFS!❤ I was in high school in Fairfax County in the mid to late ’80s… Thanks for the great memories of the music NO one else would play…

          • Marke Johnston

            The computer is a Commodore Pet

          • Robin Sommo

            Maybe an Altair?

          • Zephyr40k

            OMG that’s a Commodore PET computer! It’s the first computer I learned to program on, back in the early 1980’s. Damn. The nostalgia.

          • animatedgifman

            It looks a lot like the early Commodore 64 prototype.

      • Rex

        Yes, my child?

      • Acronym Jim

        Homo Sapiens Gaypiens…

      • Marti386
        • bmoore4026

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          • bmoore4026

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      • licuado de platano

        I tried swimming in it, but it was too damn cold.

      • Roger

        Homo Fabulousus

        • narutomania

          File this under “Gay Minds Think Alike”, I wrote just about the same thing above. And with photographic accompaniment!

    • Lawerence Collins

      This ones just another, deeply closeted GOP thug! Nothing more.

      • liberals are mentally ill

        liberalism is a mental disorder

        • juanjo54

          Oh look kids, a troll

          • Lawerence Collins

            This ones a real troll. I left a reply to a comment he made on The Hollywood Reporter site. He’s been bombarding me with lunacy.

        • Deplorableghost

          While yes liberalism is a mental disorder, but so is being anti-gay.

          • Lawerence Collins

            Wrong! Look at #45. #43, so many others. Conservative people are truly evil, mentally disabled people

        • Rick Lane

          What does “liberalism” have to do with anything here? And just what do you THINK that you know about “liberalism”?

        • Lawerence Collins

          Says you..
          it’s been proven. Your kind will destroy the planet!
          Lovely pic of you. By the way.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    I assume he means we’re superhuman. But if he doesn’t set my gaydar clanging…

    • RJ (TO)

      Well his type does believe that we cause hurricanes and earthquakes just by our mere existence so…

      • vorpal 😼

        Jesus loves me, this I know
        Floods and tsunamis tell me so.
        Gay sex drives his urge to smite
        The heteros with all his might!
        Yes, Jesus loves me!
        Yes, Jesus loves me.
        Yes, Jesus loves me!
        To anti-SSM freaks, he said NO.

        • RJ (TO)

          The little known original lyrics! I believe they were found in the same cave as the Dead Sea Scrolls and hidden for centuries by gay monks.

    • vorpal 😼

      Well, we do have the organization and super powers to take over the Democrat party, the mass media, the education system, major businesses, and the AMA and APA to have homosexuality delisted from the DSM.

      But at the same time, we’re also apparently so profoundly disabled that it’s amazing we can breathe and walk at the same time.

    • Christopher

      He’s just jealous!

      We’ve had a great pad for our headquarters since the 70’s.


  • Frostbite

    hell there’s a distinction between being republican and human.. it’s called humanity.

  • ccc

    Closet case…

  • Butch

    Does anybody else’s gaydar go off at full volume looking at him?
    But seriously….even though I’m glad that I did it and wish I had done it sooner, the process of coming out wasn’t a lot of fun (he said in understatement) and there are times I just get tired of hearing the attacks.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Seriously, he does look like a power bottom.

      • MBear

        Vast hole of need

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        I thought he looks like a power mannequin bottom. How does he achieve a mannequin look?

        • clay

          the overwhelming whiteness of being

          (somewhat apologies to all those “pure” folk in the fold)

          • Uncle Mark

            REALLY?!! I thought he went in to get his asshole bleached …so they did all of him

    • Boreal

      Yes. He’s definitely a cock gobbler.

    • CanuckDon

      Ahh…but relish your wisdom.

    • theoko

      When I look at that picture my gaydar pings so loud it gives me a nose bleed.

      • b

        Throw down the mike. Gay gay gay gay gay. Wish I was the one pulsing him in the corner.

        • fuow

          I’m a total bottom and even I would like to pulse my load deep in his ass. Bet it would never come back out, either – the closeted christers are the ones with better muscles ‘down there’ than a $1000 buck -a-fuck 18 year old boy-toy.

          • McSwagg

            If you clenched as much and as tightly as he does, you’d have better muscles ‘down there’ too.

      • Steverino

        I still am suffering tinnitus from mine going off.

      • Christine

        I’m a cis-woman who lives in San Francisco. If I saw him on the street, I wouldn’t have any doubt.

    • David Walker

      Understood, Butch. But you were being honest with yourself. You are being honest about yourself. Honesty seems to be in short supply these days. There are times this virtual community can become wonderfully, supportively real. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} I’m glad you found JMG.

    • We all get tired, Che’. Some of us retreat for a while and come back swinging. Others retreat and never return. Then there’s evil old bitches like me who never give an inch, always in your face, and never let you forget it. When you get to my age and mileage, collect the battle scars, and shed oceans of tears for our lost children, you earn the right to be the Harridan from Hell. I wasn’t given this moniker, Butch, I earned it! It is the assholes like Brattin who keep me fighting. Even when they act like roaches, and you swear they’d survive a nuclear holocaust, you keep fighting. You. Keep. Fighting.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    A silhouette pocket square fold?

    Really girl?

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    If you look up the phrase “gay face” in the dictionary you’ll find his picture.

  • netxtown

    LCR on line one.

  • Bob_Barnes

    I thought he was a Sean Cody porn star.

    • lattebud

      He looks more like the guy that cruises the park after dark or hires an under age sex worker and takes him to a Super 8 hotel.

      • McSwagg

        More likely “Motel 6”, if you know what I mean, and then I’m being generous.

  • barrixines

    Fuck me, Mary needs a mirror.

  • Tawreos

    Religion is far more incompatible with human beings than homosexuality

  • Boreal

    Rick Brattin secretly thinks dicks are delicious.

  • netxtown

    If this is what the ‘church’ sends to do their bidding in government, they have already lost.

    • Cackalaquiano

      Wha??! This doesn’t bring you to Jesus?

      • netxtown

        Only if the accept “oh gawd, I’m cumming” as testimony to my faith….

        • Vinnie NYC

          took the words right out of my mouth

  • KCMC
    • edrex

      do you know his district?

      • KCMC

        Painfully. Live in Kansas City (MO). Harrisonville is 40 mi south in way red fringe.

        • edrex

          thanks. i think i’ve been through there. kind of methy?

          • KCMC

            def was yr or so back. In our area heroin is getting cheaper.
            Soc wkr with juvenile justice, haven’t seen meth use like it had been.

  • greenmanTN

    There is a cure for attitudes like his. Carbon monoxide.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    I am completely heterosexual and the idea of a giant, throbbing mancock being thrust aggressively between my plump and moist lips does not excite or stimulate me in any way.


    • Mark Née Fuzz

      I don’t know about him, but you certainly got me tingly.

    • CanuckDon

      Even the stripes behind him are having a hard time not turning pink.

    • lattebud

      And my Chief of Staff, Randall, does such a great job on my make up when I must go in front of a camera.

      • Only His Hairdresser

        “No one conceals the permanent imprint of a glory hole around my mouth like Randall.”

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      Watch the teeth!

    • madknits

      I’ll let go of your ears, ’cause you know what you’re doing.

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      I’m finding it very hard to believe that this man made those statements… Daddy doesn’t allow him to speak while he’s choking on that cock.

    • justmeeeee

      Who does your hair, Ricky?

    • Hank

      Which “lips”????

    • Dubito et cogitare

      He and Aaron Schock were separated at birth.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        They had to be. Even outta the womb they were gettin’ pervy with each other.

      • Steverino

        With crowbars.

        • JCF

          …and KY.

      • fuow

        And he’s been trying to get a cock back up his ass ever since.

    • SilasMarner

      Yeah, my gaydar is pinging heavily. This is one self-loathing homosexual.

    • perversatile

      “Your man is Gay as donned apparel, he’s far from straight
      and narrow, I hate to break it to you this way, your man is Gay.”

      • Stevie Gsus

        I lived in Charlotte in ’94 before moving back to Detroit. Unknown Hinson and Rebel Helms’ show was the best thing about my year in NC! Thanks for posting, never converted the VHS of all the episodes I had. Good times!

    • narutomania

      Excuse me, Mr Britten. What shade of lipstick are you wearing? Or is that just lipgloss?

    • Devon

      That means you’re doing it wrong.

    • Benny Cox

      Sure does have a purty mouth! Whut species is he agin?

  • zhera

    I don’t have a gaydar but even I can see the purse falling out of this asshole’s mouth.

  • TimCA

    Sadly unsurprising. He’s just saying what most elected Republicans routinely believe.

  • netxtown

    Schlock is gonna be all over him like white on christ.

  • Michael R

    ” I don’t have anything to add to any conversation so I’ll attack some group “

  • TuuxKabin
  • barrixines

    I am amazed he took the penis out of his mouth long enough to make that statement.

    • TuuxKabin

      Let’s call it what it is. DICK.

      • Todd20036

        Tricky Dicky?
        Richard Nixon?

        • TuuxKabin

          That dick was smart. This dumb dumb not so much.

    • Rambie

      Wonder where he stuck it while he was talking…. 😉

      • barrixines

        Look ma no hands!

    • b

      THAT guy shoots a mile. For another guy. )

    • Dubito et cogitare

      It’s a penis shaped purse.

  • Boreal

    Rick Brattin gets caught with a dick in his mouth somewhere, cries, begs forgiveness from jeebus, gets xtian counseling, continues to be a hypocrite who sucks dick on the DL.

    • Todd20036

      If the dick is no longer attached to its owner, Ricky may be in more than a little trouble.

      • Treant

        It could be a RoboCock.

    • Chucktech

      Midwest Christendom Jesus does NOT forgive gay. His political career would be as dead as Jesus if his closet door was pried open.

  • Jeff A

    My first thought when I saw his pic was “This guy has swallowed more se[a]men than the Bermuda Triangle.” Judging from the comments here, we are all in agreement.

  • RJ (TO)

    Interesting that it’s always always ALWAYS the ones who believe they have an invisible friend up in the sky who insist gays are the mentally unstable ones.

  • ccc

    Here is a second, less gay face – in fact frightening image – of Rick Brattin. Creepy! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69febcc5dd6154bca0349bdac959ee17ba6b8e9bdeb5aca800b877216898bb64.jpg

    • Treant

      “Seven, I think. Could be eight, but I think there are seven boys buried in my basement.”

      • Boreal


      • Todd20036

        Seven! Seven buried bodies! AH! AH! AH!

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        He looks as though he could be in the Army.
        Aten Hup (or whatever they say)

        • clay

          too thin and mean for the Army . . .
          probably Asshole Air Force.

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            Plus the Air Force is in Colorado Springs and is very Domionionist.

          • clay

            He’s near the Knob Noster, MO base where they keep the stealth bombers, I think.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      I dunno about frightening. He looks like he’s fixated on a bulging crotch. Look at the dilated pupils.

    • clay

      That could be on the “American Cracker” website,
      though his tie is a bit . . . paisley.

  • Rex

    The first step in treating someone poorly is to believe that they are less than you.
    He’s just trying to justify his discrimination by saying he’s superior. Any one calling themselves christian and then finding ways to avoid loving others as yourself is suspect.

  • Mark Née Fuzz
    • blackstar

      oh look .. a picture of himself on the left .

  • Boreal
    • Treant

      Yeah, here’s a guy who obviously knows his way around a peninsula.

      • Steverino

        Slap his face on an “have you seen me?” flyer or milk carton and distribute it around the Castro and Folsom areas and see what develops…

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      I’m surprised your gay-o-meter isn’t broken at peak and the glass isn’t cracked.

    • JCF
  • Bluto

    Congratulations rick. You earned the “Most Punchable Face of the Day” award.


    • madknits

      And not even 9:00 am!

      • Bluto

        I like to wrap up the day’s work early.

  • Mike Solo

    I think I’ve got nudes from him on Grindr. All the best people are saying it. Bigly.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yeah, um no, not buying this BS for one damn minute…


    • CanuckDon

      Strike a pose.

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      Rick … please stop eating the microphone.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I’ll allow it. Proceed.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I agree. The gays are mostly more evolve species compare to the likes of this moron who’s brain is mysteriously block by a tumor of delusion we call religion.

  • KaBoomBOX

    There is a distinct difference between being a decent human being and being Rick Brattin.

    Also he’s totally gay.

  • Dave F.

    The closet is strong in this one.

  • Todd20036

    Aside from what is mentioned, it is now more difficult to sue for discrimination in Missouri. That means if I want to “fire the gay guy, the black man, or the Muslim”, I may be able to get away with it unless it lands in federal court.
    Oh yeah, I sure want to move there.

    • KCMC

      entire state has always had at-will labor law, anyone can be be fired any time at will.
      And we’re all daily grateful we have jobs.

    • Ninja0980

      Especially since it would end up in the 8th Circuit, arguably the most conservative court in the country.

  • Bitch please… People you’ve never even met know you suck dick.

  • DaddyRay

    He looks rather excited holding that microphone

  • vorpal 😼

    There’s a distinction between being an educated, rational human being and being an anti-LGBT fundamentalist religious nut job.

    They’re still human (although just barely), but fall a couple standard deviations below the mean for intelligence.

    • Steverino

      Right-wingers project, but right-wing closet cases project with a laser beam.

  • ChrisInKansas

    It’s always the smile. Straight guys simply do NOT have that kind of smile. End of story.

    • Boreal

      The smile that says I wish I had that hot photographers cock in my mouth,

  • madknits

    I think dear Mr Shakespeare put it best:
    I am a Jew. Hath
    not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,
    dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with
    the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
    to the same diseases, healed by the same means,
    warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as
    a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed?
    if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison
    us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not
    revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will
    resemble you in that.

    • Gustav2

      I don’t give a damn what he calls me, the Constitution calls me a “citizen.”

  • DaveW

    He’s confused. Humanity is not based on religion, so his whole argument fails.

    But there is a difference between natural, healthy homosexuality and using a cult to deny your own sexuality

    When he comes out, and apologizes etc, he will only have his cute looks to attract a man because clearly he is pretty stupid.

  • barrixines
    • ChrisInKansas

      Damn, those loafers are so light!

    • DaveW

      Clearly not gay. Those socks don’t match!

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        White before memorial day… how gauche.

      • Chicago joe

        Socks with loafers? Not gay. Just not done. ((Shudder))

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly
  • Mickey Bitsko
  • Rex

    Is there a distinction between being a human being and a total asshat?

    • vorpal 😼

      Left wing / far right.

  • Richard Rush

    Correction: ““there is a distinction between homosexuality [religiosity] and just being a [rational] human being.””

  • dcurlee

    Can’t wait till they catch him in a hotel room with a male escort

    • DaddyRay

      Or his online dildo purchase accidentally gets delivered to the office

  • blackstar
    • DaddyRay

      I bet he has rape fantasies

      • edrex

        i’ll bet he has a rape history.

        • Todd20036

          I bet you’re both right

      • I know a quartet of Samoans who might oblige… they have a thing for skinny white boys.

        • JCF


    • Tawreos

      He looks like he is about to deep throat the mic as a way of hitting on someone across from him.

    • clay

      Red Pill, to go with his red tie, his red pocket square, and his red, red lips.

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        Whew. You scared me. I thought, is it back?!!!

        • clay

          Apparently “it” might be a state legislator in New Hampshire.

    • zhera

      This guy is an abuser. It’s clear as day. Only abusers can find it in them to say something like that.

      His closet must be quite crowded!

    • Bachelors!

      I don’t see a wedding ring.

      • Chuck in NYC

        I don’t either. But I see a lot of product in his hair.

    • Chucktech

      But I thought the female body has ways to shut that process down?

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        That statement still pisses me off. Dumb asshole GOP men.

    • McSwagg

      Like that rape trial is going to be completed before the birth occurs. These idiots think they are SOOooooooo clever that we won’ or can’t see through their thinly disguised bigotry.

    • trouble94114

      Oh dear Lord, even I won’t wear a pocket square.

      Of course it’s probably one of those where the three points are just glued onto a piece of cardboard and slid down into the pocket. But still…

    • prixator
  • bambinoitaliano

    The biggest and most widely abuse substance in our planet by the human species is religion. At least with drugs and alcohols we put sufficient warning and information out there to educate the masses. Not so with religion. It allows to grow in every corner of our world like cultivated magic mushrooms with the added potency. More often than not we were told if not push to consume this toxic substance to the detriment of our species. Imagine a world where we legitimize coccaine, cracks, heroine and told people including children freely use them when they encounter unresolved personal issues.

  • Comixbear

    There are people who don’t have the right to claim humanity, but it ain’t the gays, darlin’.

  • Moderate Liberal

    Religion and humanity are incompatible, they are mutually exclusive.

  • Galvestonian

    They can’t ALL be this stupid.

    • William of Glynn

      They’re not, but they rely heavily on the genuine stupidity of their supporters.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    This is weird. The needle on my SOTA gaydar-meter started twitching uncontrollably and now is stuck on Full-Scale Deflection. Rick Brakkin needs to pay for a replacement.

  • None More Zealous

    We are, in fact, angels sent to live among mostly filthy animal mortals; to beautify, civilize and humanize their existence. So he has a point.

    But that bitch is frontin’ so as not to blow her cover. So much gay face! We all know the type.

  • Sean Williams

    It’s so hard to understand him with that dick in his mouth.

  • TK

    Has anybody checked into his office decor? Is it Downton Abbey themed or French revival? Who covers the cost of his personal photographer who travels with him everywhere? Taxpayers?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • barrixines

      Damn his boyfriend is a bit of a moose. Could do better.

      • geoffalnutt

        The left tit wants to escape!

    • clay

      “Sarah was happy to send time with a handsome young man who never hit on her daughters.”

    • Tawreos

      I am betting he checked her hair before allowing the photo to be taken

      • Chucktech

        You KNOW he checked HIS hair before allowing the photo to be taken…

    • Super Gay

      Palin is clearly the more masculine looking of the two.

    • Stogiebear


    • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • theoko

      I think he’s wishing she was Henry Cavill.

    • JCF

      Good Lord, this is one of those photos where you expect him to immediately next throw on a feather boa and begin singing “Hello, Dolly!” isn’t?

  • Sam_Handwich

    interesting tidbit in his wikipedia entry:

    Investigation into Brattin’s staff leaks and well as fully nude photos
    circulating on-line of Brattin indicate he may himself be a closeted
    homosexual [9]

    and the footnote cites JMG!


    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Ha! Looks like those tidbits just went up today!!

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        … that was fast. And Yay !!!

      • Bad Tom

        Anybody can edit Wikipedia.

    • Acronym Jim

      His entry also states that he claims his vasectomy as the inspiration for his bill requiring women to get permission from their spouse before they can get an abortion.

      Of course, that footnote cites Mother Jones not JMG but it still seems credible.

    • Stogiebear
    • You have reached whole new levels of evil, Sam. Congratulations! I knew I love you for some reason!

  • PeterC

    Since he is “no human”, he must be a HOMO. Who would have thought?

  • Trevor Brown
    • Trevor Brown

      Also aside from the red hair he kind of resembles “The Shermanator”

  • Phil Touchette

    Gay. Face.

    • Blake Jordan

      Full on Fag Face, perfect for a picture dictionary definition of the phrase…

  • Ninja0980

    You just know this guy has a rent boy or call girl on the side.

  • TexasBoy

    They are simply trying to cover up the fact that they, the wealthy white GOP, are the real Sodomites of the Bible.
    Ezekiel 16:49 & 50
    49″Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. 50″Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.”

    • Paula Key

      And today, Sodom, would have a committee and vote to deprive its citizens of health care!

  • DesertSun59

    Remember how this works, folks.

    This man REPRESENTS tens of thousands of Missourians who believe a far far far worse mythos than he does.

    • fuow

      Yup, and in contrast to us, they ALL vote, even in Mid-terms.

      • UrsusArctos

        Because: Jesus
        (Until Lil’ Jefferson Beauregard / ICE deported Jesus for having a Mes’can name)

  • JoyZeeBoy
  • fuow

    I don’t usually make comments such as ‘gay face’, but one look at her and this song immediately sprung into my mind.

  • Blake Mason
  • Dejerrity Mycron

    I say that there is a distinction between Rick Brattin and just being a human being. What an asshole.

    I got news for you Kansas, Gays don’t breed but we have ALWAYS been here, and what is TRULY UNNATURAL is your fucking religion.

    • jmax

      Brattin’s actually from Missouri, but as someone who lives in Kansas, I can understand your confusion.

  • bkmn

    The closet is deep with this one.

  • Christopher


    Everyone knows that Jesus is an insatiable power bottom, so you’re gonna have to rethink your relationship with him.

    Two bottoms don’t make a top!

  • Blake Mason
    • Christine

      If men want rights over embryos, they are welcome to shove them up their asses and carry them to term themselves.

  • Andymac3

    “It’s Rick, not Dick, I prefer dick, I mean, rick.”

  • Vinnie NYC

    Ricky baby, just come out already. No need to self hate, loath etc. etc.

    • Paula Key

      For your information, Ricky…. In March 2016, the World Psychiatric Association (consisting of 182 countries and over 200,000 psychiatrists) wrote to the U.N and world leaders. This scientific body declared that homosexuality cannot be changed and is, therefore, NOT a choice.

      • Vinnie NYC

        He clearly doesn’t understand religion, It’s going to take him a while to understand the World Psychiatric Association.

  • Dejerrity Mycron

    Also, judging by his hair & makeup and his keen sense of denial, if’s he’s a heterosexual then so am I, and all those men over the years were just inspecting me for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

  • orion dumptee

    oh…the stories those lips could tell…….

  • mikeinftl

    You bet, we are fabulous!

  • Blake Jordan

    Wow, imagine hating yourself that much…

    Why has no one told him that suicide is an option!!!

  • Xuuths

    He and Tim Tebow need to come out of the closet. You’ll be happier.

  • Gaymurcan

    It’s the human-hating religious CULTISTS who have lost all their humanity; and who should be immediately referred into psychiatric care, while quarantined from the general population, that spread total lies like that guy just did. Stay away from them at all costs and call the authorities (unless they’re human-hating religious cultists too, in which case, simply run to safety asap).

  • Happy_Housewife

    Young gay guys who discover Republicanism before they have a chance to come out. It’s really sad. Especially if you put a big dollop of Jesus on it.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • KCMC

      about 35 mi.s from Harrisonville here, can look for volunteers.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I just … I mean, I honestly do try not to traffic in stereotypes, but Jesus Helen Christ girl – you are one sibilant S away from being Urban Dictionary’s example of “closeted homosexual.”

  • It is so sad that morally and mentally deficient people like Rick Brattin manage to get elected to public office.

  • Luther Kreiger

    As disgusting and abhorrent as these people are (and always have been), I’m thrilled that they are becoming more and more emboldened to say the quiet parts of what they believe loudly. This kind of blatant hatefulness really just doesn’t fly anymore with a lot of people and they’re doing an excellent job of digging their own grave.

    (Oh and he’s super gay, holy fuck take the dick out of your mouth before you speak.)

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
  • FAEN

    Closet case for sure.

  • Pete

    is this guy paling around with Aaron Shock??

  • Hue-Man

    How much did he pay Marcus Bachmann for his “cure”?

  • FAEN

    Oh Rick honey, headless people can tell you love the cock.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This is the same dickhead that wanted to require a women get a letter from a man if she wanted an abortion. He did include and exception for rape, but only if the woman can prove it was a “legitimate rape.”

    • Tor

      Does that mean the rape had to be notarized?
      Or witnessed by three “reputable” men?

      • jmax

        “Please sign here, and initial here, and we’re going to need a semen and blood sample.”

      • clay

        It means that she has to have a conviction.
        Which means the police need to have caught a suspect.
        And all in less than 3 months (after a double-positive pregnancy test, because he opposes ALL abortion after fetal movement).

  • HKDaniel

    I for one applaud this bold acknowledgment that Homo Fabuliens is superior to his own Homo Sapiens branch of the ever evolving human tree.
    His realization that the Sapiens branch is soon to go the way of the Neanderthal is refreshing.
    Well done Dick, well done.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Girl, the lighting in the State House chamber does not do you any favors.

  • Halou

    Literally dehumanizing a class of people. An attempt at convincing dumber people that there is no need to feel remorse or guilt if they were to engage in or witness a homophobic murder, or several.

  • Pete

    Wikipedia says that “he may be a closeted homosexual” based upon staff leaks and “fully nude photos of him circulating on line”.

    • Halou

      Wikipedia says it so it must be true.

  • David
  • boatboy_srq

    Idiots like Brattin are one more reason I still think outing is a legitimate practice.

    • Silver Badger

      As a rule, I don’t, but am willing to make an exception in this case.

  • Acronym Jim
  • Tor

    Remember, those who scream the loudest fall the farthest.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Religion is a choice, son. You can recover.

  • TampaZeke

    Homophobic closet case says WHAT?

  • David

    If you’d like to call his office and ask about that the number is 573-751-3783.

    • TuuxKabin

      Just called and in the words of Pee Wee, “I know you are but what am I? It takes one to know one,” was my message.

  • Stogiebear

    Oh, look! Sister Mary Louise Cum Guzzler has a twitter account:


    • Hank
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Oh yes she and oh yes I have….

    • KCMC

      he’s getting trolled: @RickBrattin you need to shut down your political career and go back to working at the grocery store in Harrisonville.

  • Phil2u

    With that microphone, one expects him to be singing “Oh, Fatherland….”

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Or ” The future belongs to me”

  • Octoberfurst

    It will be revealed that he has a gay lover in 10—9—8—7–.

  • Charlie

    I wonder if Rick Brattin knows where Aaron Schock has been hiding since 2015…

    • Hank

      They share a “summer home” on the border of IL and MO!

  • Jon Doh

    Is it just me, or does he not look right?

    • clay

      Really? He looks far-right to me.

    • The_Wretched

      He looks not to smart and recruited to extreme christianity during high school sports. Never figured out that they were using him as a pretty boy / cool kid spokesmodel to pull in other kid to the dying cult. Now he feels trapped. He knows he can’t be anything else but desperately wants to feel a man in bed with him.

      it’s on my list of reasons why religion is a problem and not a solution. He’s 10 years and 150# away from a motel 6 and “ministering”/coaching a teen athlete.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Wait a minute, he’s referencing the Qur’an as a source of moral authority? Usually they only cite Islam in the context of, “Well, in Muslim countries they throw gays off the roof, so they shouldn’t complain about how we treat them here!”

    • clay

      Instead, he’s all like, “Well, in Muslim countries they throw gays off the roof, so we should treat them that way here!”

  • Bob Lees

    The dude has the glassy deer in the headlights eyes of almost every cult member fundie xtian ever seen.


    • clay

      His smile doesn’t manage to reach his eyes.

      • -M-

        Today’s lesson in know your psychopath.

  • That man’s so far back in the closet he cannot even find the goddamn door.

    • madknits

      So far in the closet he’s in Narnia.

      • -M-

        Or Fillory.

        • Ben in Oakland

          Loved that show. So very AJ courant. I was sorry to see only one season of it.

          • -M-

            There’s a second season, not yet available on DVD etc. And apparently a third season approved.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Wow. Those eyelashes and eyebrows in the lead photo are gayer than Christmas…

  • Vodka is a food group


    I’m calling…….TOTAL GAY FACE…….

    SHE never sucked a dick, she didnt like…….

    Just sayin!?!?!?!?!

  • jayjonson

    A disgusting pos.

  • Gay Face say: Whaaaaa?

  • Jeffg166

    Closet case. Bigly!

  • JDS

    Well she certainly looks like she’s had a dick or two in certain orifices down at the local Rest Area glory hole. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6fe2c6e226019acfc899b73a98eb6d33eeb462666714dcde9d20f7851ff1bae6.jpg

  • Jack

    Married with 5 children.

    What’s he trying to prove?

  • TrollopeReader

    Based on the top photo there seems to be a distinction between a normal human being and whatever thing it purports to be ….

  • Crow on a Top Hat

    That’s how I feel about gop politicians, scammy preachers, corporate lawyers, and oil barons the difference being is that they chose to be that way and their “lifestyle” can actually hurt people.

  • Pirini Scleroso

    Sick fuck….

  • JWC

    Just how long will it be when somehow somwhere oic of this chap or a late night notel liason surface “She doth protest too much”

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    He’s not gay. He’s a straight man who happens to like dick.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I have a very frustrated brother like that.

  • justme

    Wonder if her drag stage name is CanI Bend O’ver???

  • Nowhereman

    It really doesn’t matter what your religious books say. They are mythology. This is the real world.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Gay face.

  • Ben in Oakland

    It always amazes me how much some religions hate other religions hate other religions, and vice Versa. But when it comes to attacking gay people, they suddenly find some place of agreement.

  • Timothy W.

    Screw it, I’m hoping for homosensorium. I don’t watch too much Netflix. You watch too much Netflix.

  • NancyP

    There are many good things about this state, but our Legislature is not one of them.

  • Dinz6315

    I do not have gaydar; there is no such thing.
    And this is the exception that proves the rule.

  • MyLovelyNose

    Wow, this guy sets off my gaydar like Tinkerbell.

  • cant’ be gay… look at his tie.

  • Mike S.

    I give it less than a year before he is caught bent over a public toilet in a gay bar with his mouth pressed firmly against a glory hole. This is always the desperate attempt to mask repressed homoerotic tendencies

    • Or caught with a rentboy.

  • witch

    Other religions ? Leave Wicca and most pagans out of your crazy line up

  • Jimmy R

    Let me take the high road here:

    FUCK YOU, MOTHERFUCKER! Suck a dick and calm your nerves, or not.

    But don’t tell me how much of a human I’m not while you spout inhumane garbage lies against people you don’t even know.

    As my Mother might say, “You’re not worth killing.”

    • witch

      My mom liked “you’re not worth he bullet to put you down”

  • TuuxKabin

    A_S already volunteer to fuck this one too?

  • Michael White

    Certainly consistent with red state view of minorities. African Americans are only 3/5th of a white according to the Constitution back in the day

  • MidnightSun

    He looks like he got beaned with a baseball before his skull had fully formed.

  • bdsmjack

    Fuck you, Mary, and your gay fuck face.

  • BouncyFlyer

    This a-hole is in the district next to mine (thankfully I have a D as my rep, not this Harrisonville huckster of hicks). This isn’t his first time he’s thrown red meat to his rape-apologist, Bible-and-wife-beatin’ constituency, either.

  • Jordan Scott Ling

    My gaydar is going wild for this guy. Another case of public anti-homosexuality by a gay man trying to deny his feelings?

  • spiritualsecularist

    Just reporting that Minority Leader McCann-Beatty’s office at (573) 751-2124 is accepting calls on the issue of censure. They didn’t ask which state I was in, but they did ask for name, email, and telephone.

  • BobSF_94117

    It betrayed a stunning lack of understanding of theology

    Uh, there’s not just one theology, Mr. Kansas City Star. He has a theology that’s quite ugly, but it’s still a theology. Which is part of the reason we, as a society, should ignore people’s theologies in decision making.

  • JohnoFr

    His porn pseudo is Dick Harden. He knows his way around a naked aroused man.

  • Jon Goode

    What a moron ,how do any of these idiot Republicans get their college degrees? They sure can`t be earning them ,to be such a narrow minded piece of garbage ,you have to be close minded, one mindset ,and a lack of understanding anything intelligent. This guy is the product of ,the dumbing down of America project , a Republican program set up to keep Americans uneducated ,so they can rip off the American people.

    • Liberty University?

    • Christine

      Anyone with normal intelligence (the average IQ is 100) who spends enough time can earn a college degree.

  • katkelly57

    Gerrrrrrlll, I like that tie….really makes your eyes stand out.

    C’mon out…be true to yourself, you’re not the first one ya know that’s hidden behind your religion to act “normal”.

  • Nolan Cojocaru


  • Bea Arthur

    Anyone else get a major closet case vibe from this guy?

  • The Cool Cookie

    Missy Brattin needs to work on his own self. Start by getting a decent haircut. Curb is carnal lusts. This closeted case ain’t fooling no one.

  • Hata H. Zappa

    If that’s the case, then one thing is for sure: both humans and gays would look at you and wonder, “who fucked what to bring this closet case into existence.”

  • Darwins Damsel

    Brattin you’re nothing but a pimple on the ass of progress..pfft


    Upset by what this #scum said? Send him a little message about it and how you’ll support his Dem opponent come re-election time.

  • D. Devine

    The south. How do gays there manage? This election, the most horrific laws came only from the south. You know…the place where lynchings, slavery and Trump are favored.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I just called this asshole and told him to kiss my ass.

  • BamBam
  • WilloSF

    Wow. He certainly looks and acts like he knows that cock is delicious. Another conservative closet case.

  • Brooks Payne

    My dear old granny used to say that to tell who a man really is in private, listen to what he rails against in public.

  • Alencon

    I’m beginning to think there’s a distinction between human beings and Republicans. Or at least between decent human beings and Republicans.

  • Garth Croft

    $20 bucks says that pretty mouth of his has ‘holstered’ a few.

  • Stan Ubeki

    We do know that there is a distinction between human beings and politicians.

  • forcebear

    WTF does he mean? Is “just being a human being” code for philandering? Is he saying it’s more morally acceptable for straight guys to sow wild oats than for us gays to date teh menz?

  • MassageBear

    Me think he doth protest too much.

  • SDG

    He’s WAY to perty to be a str8 boy… something tells me… a bottom, also. Just sayin’.

  • Deplorableghost

    Despite being as conservative as can be, idiots like that make me glad I ran screaming away from religion. 🙄 This idiot is so far in the closet he’s finding Christmas presents.

  • Jay Silversmith

    he shure has a purdy mouth

  • i mean…. He is super gay. my gaydar pings like crazy on him…

  • xwiseguyx

    Apparently, Putin’s speeches are moving beyond the Trump administration.

  • Old Top Kick

    He’s definitely on the D/L.

  • Jim

    Most Republicans that are as much a homophobe as this guy Brattin, turn out to be gay themselves.

  • Davester

    As usual, he’s an 11 out of 10 on the gay face scale.

  • Raster

    He’s got Leather Bar Bearbait all over him… and probably the spooge too.

  • Donald Koenig

    Hey may not be gay, but I’m sure he sucks cock and takes it up the ass.

  • honeywest

    Oh lord, look at this one’s closet! Give it up, Mary.

  • Iatthend

    Let’s see, Short styled hair, clear maintained completion, whiten teeth, my GAWD he’s one of those flaming, gaping fags!!!

  • animatedgifman

    This closet case has ‘Friend of Dorothy’ written all over him. If we split a six-pack and a pin joint, he’d have helium heels for sure.

  • Michael Todoro

    Ahhhh the American Taliban or christian right, aka christian american isis at it again. How scary does he look. What bathroom is he allowed in because I’m not going in the one he’s in and I am gay.

  • Zaidi

    My Gaydar just burned out from looking at him!!!

  • learn2teach

    research tells us the most virulent anti gay people are actually in the closet gays….come on out Rick Brittan, you’ll feel so much better and be much happier.

  • fran

    One word for this young man who will never make it in to his heaven with his attitude . IDIOT…. typical Trump follower

  • Stephen Aubertin

    There is also a clear distinction between real human beings and white supremacist and homophobe that hides behind this “fairy tale” called religion. If god actually existed, He or She would be disgusted with the church and religious bigots like Rick Brattin. Truly deplorable.

  • Rick Zajac

    I always like to go right to the source and express my disdain.