Sandy Rios’ ‘Holy Spirit’ is ‘Revulsed’

It’s been kind of fun watching the Christian right bigots lose their damn minds over seeing Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend after finding out he’d been drafted by the St. Louis Rams. Sandy Rios’ reaction is particularly amusing to me. Her “holy spirit” is “revulsed” and she just couldn’t bear to watch.

Rios said on her radio show yesterday that “the Holy Spirit within me is revulsed” by the sight of two men kissing, insisting that most Americans “do not like this” and “don’t like what ESPN is doing and how they’re forcing this on the watchers, the guys, for the most part.”

“I watched it once and it was enough, I couldn’t bear to watch it,” she said. “It’s just such an unnatural act it’s hard to watch, I just don’t want to watch it, I can’t bear it.”

Awww. Your poor, delicate little feel feels. You’ll probably get over it. Or you won’t. Either way, I can’t imagine why anyone else should care.

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  • aaronbaker

    More forced gay kissing! Good God, man, when will it stop?

  • aaronbaker

    And I score a first! I think I’ll take off work now.

  • colnago80

    She only watched it once? A likely story.

  • B-Lar

    She only watched it once… at full speed…

  • timgueguen

    Rios probably shouldn’t go to any part of the world where men kiss because that’s the custom, and it has nothing to do with their preference in sex partners.

  • dugglebogey

    Is she equally “revulsed” (that is NOT a word, btw) when a father kisses his young son?

    Because that is the same thing as what she watched, a display of affection between two people.

    A kiss is not always a sexual act, as much as her demented mind wants it to be.

  • dingojack

    Force her into to some fluoro parachute pants and drop her from 35000ft over Saudi Arabia*.

    Men not only kiss each other — they hold hands in public!!!! (Ewwwwwww, boy germs). @@



    * The bonus is that it’s one of those THEOCRACIES she’s so keen about.

  • dingojack

    dugglebogey – I beg to differ.


  • Gregory in Seattle


    (Apologies, not sure how to insert an image here.)

  • grumpyoldfart

    I don’t like watching men kiss each other either, but then I don’t tell them to stop and I don’t say anything to them when they do. It’s their business, not mine.

  • Modusoperandi

    To be fair, it was quite bad. Displays of affection just lead to emotions other than fear and hate, and positive emotions are a known factor in people forming long-lasting bonds with their fellow Men.

    Better to simply dwell in a darkened cave of disgust and spite, I say, as the LORD intended. If He wanted us to be kissing, He would’ve Created us with noses offset to one side so that we don’t have to tilt our heads to kiss.

  • caseloweraz

    No, no, dugglebogey — she was revulsed, so she refudiated that scene.

    “Revulsed, sickened and repolted”: sort of the inverse of this.

  • Abby Normal

    most Americans “do not like this”

    Most Americans don’t like football. Even the Superbowl, the most watched game of the year, only attracted about a third of them. And many of those just watched for the commercials or because thier friend threw a party to promote it. Guess that means we should stop broadcasting it.

    If you want to talk unnatural, homsexuality exists in hundreds of species; football is played by just one. There’s nothing natural about wrapping a bunch of guy in protective plastic to fight over the movement of a oddly shaped ball across carfully manicured terrain in accoradnce with a bunch of man-made rules.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    she just couldn’t bear to watch.

    Handy tip : Then look away and tell yourself until you get it – “Its none of my business, its none of my business, its none of my business, it’s not hurting me and doing no one any actual harm, it’s not hurting me and doing no one any actual harm, ..,” aaand repeat until sinks in.

    Not that hard really.

    Alternatively look at it until you get over your phobia, face it squarely and accept reality. Maybe short term more difficult but long term more productive. Because we will see many more gay kisses and we will get used to them and treat them as uncontroversial and accepted by all one hopefully soon day.

    The homophobic side has pretty much lost their battle bar the shouting (&, oy vey, what a dreadful yet paradoxically pleasing racket their shouting and metaphorical death rattling makes) so,they may’s well get used to it and finally, at long last catch up with everyone else in Western society who is already way ahead of them. This trend ain’t changing.

  • matty1

    If I remember right part of the Pope’s inauguration mass was his kissing other priests on both cheeks, this was widely televised. Did Sandy see it and was she similarly repulsed?

  • sinned34

    Watching two men kiss romantically like a heterosexual couple used to bug me. But then I realized I’m not particularly keen on watching heterosexual couples give PDAs in public, either. So I treat both with the same kind of indifference now, which makes sense because neither of them involve me (except when my wife and I annoy people around us with PDAs).

    A month ago I saw a couple of men walking down the street holding hands, and my immediate thought wasn’t “ewwww!”, it was “you go, boys. You’re a lot braver than I could probably ever be.”

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    “It was so repulsive, I had to watch it 80 times, just to be sure I was still repulsed.”

  • Donnie

    She watched the 7th round of the NFL draft? I call shenanigans. No one watches the 7th round of the draft except rapid fantasy and intense football fans, NFL GMs, coaches, and the College kids not drafted in the first 6 rounds.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne


    Merriam-Webster, American Heritage and Collins English Dictionary say it is. On what authority do you say it’s not?

    Personally I wonder whether dugglebogey is a word.

  • marcus

    Well I for one am with Sandy! Most of you will never know how terrible it feels to be strapped to a chair, eyes pinned open with alligator clips, head locked into a brace with a video of “THE KISS” looped to show that abomination again and again and again.

    Well neither have I but I’m sure it’s just awful, *sob* awful!

    Will no one think of the bigots?!!??!!??

  • Kermit Sansoo

    Personally I wonder whether dugglebogey is a word.


    Yes, it’s a title of office, like concierge, diva, or master-at-arms.

  • John Pieret

    Merriam-Webster, American Heritage and Collins English Dictionary say it is.

    Most of the online definitions seem to cite back to the the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary and I doubt it is in current use.

    And the meaning “to pull back with force” doesn’t seem to fit with Rios’ intent, unless someone was forcibly pulling her Holy Spirit away from the TV set (because it was having too much fun?). She obviously (I think) was trying to say she was revolted or repulsed and slurred the two.

    And I can’t imagine why I am trying to parse a moron.

  • Numenaster

    Will no one think of the bigots?!!??!!??

    We can hope.