If you didn’t believe in karma before, this has to make a believer out of you. It certainly would me. Cast your mind back (ye who are old, like me) to the late ’70’s. Does the name Anita Bryant ring a bell? Yes, we speak of Miss Oklahoma, 1958, who became an entertainer and then became part of an anti-LGBTQ movement in Florida. Her signature line at that time was, “Gays can’t reproduce so they have to recruit.”
I had a gay roommate at that time and his words to me were, “Where was the gay recruiter when I needed him?” I said, “He was hanging out with the invisible drug dealer. Remember how we were told that there were drug dealers on the University of Colorado campus and they would ‘give drugs’ to people to get them hooked?'” Oh yes, we looked in vain for free drugs and gay recruiters in those days.
Fast forward to summer of 2021. It was reported that Sarah Green, granddaughter of Anita Bryant, was about to marry a woman and grandma was shocked.
Here’s a video on Bryant. It contains that wild pie-in-the-face scene and a lot of other great stuff.
Green is the daughter of Bryant’s oldest son with her first husband, Robert Green Jr. In high school and college, Green realized she was attracted to women rather than men. On her 21st birthday, she listened over the phone as Bryant, now 81, sang her “Happy Birthday” and prophesied that a husband was in her future. In a moment of frustration, Green came out.
“She would not stop talking about the right man coming along, and I just snapped and was like, ‘I hope that he doesn’t come along, because I’m gay, and I don’t want a man to come along,'” Green said on the podcast.
When Green’s father told Bryant about the engagement, Bryant was reportedly taken aback.
Bryant formed Anita Bryant Ministries to carry on her anti-gay crusade. I wonder if it ever crossed her mind that some people are just born that way? Maybe when her son told her that his daughter was lesbian, maybe a light bulb went on then?
Bryant is still alive. She’s 83-years-old, and living in Florida. Her granddaughter and her wife are celebrating an anniversary soon. I wonder if she wishes them well? Or wishes them in Hell?