Creep of the Week: Dinesh D’Souza

Are you sitting down? Because this may come as quite a shock: Another antigay stalwart and “defender” of marriage has been caught in a marital mishap.

Now, I’m not a marriage counselor, but I feel pretty confident doling out this advice: If you’ve been married for 20 years and are, in fact, still married, you should probably not go to a right-wing Christian conference with a woman who is not your wife, share a hotel room with her and introduce her to your right-wing bros as your fiancé. That’s just, well, tacky. At best. At worst, it’s totally hypocritical bullshit, though that is, as we’ve seen time and time again, par for the course.

Alas, this warning comes too late for Dinesh D’Souza, a right-wing author and media darling, and his mistress, Denise Odie Joseph 2d, who not only share a philandering bed but also odious views about marriage equality. A match made in heaven, obviously. Well, at least a heaven that has nothing to do with the “thou shalt not commit adultery” thing.

All of this sexy-scandal stuff came out right after D’Souza accused President Obama of aggressively “attacking the traditional values agenda.”

“Why is Obama on the social issues — and I’m thinking here of abortion, I’m thinking here of gay marriage — why is Obama so aggressive in attacking the traditional values agenda?” D’Souza asked. “I think this is the problem: Obama doesn’t like traditional Christianity because he identifies it with colonialism. Obama’s own Christianity is more of a Third World liberation theology, a very different kind of Jeremiah Wright type philosophy, summarized in the idea that America is the rogue nation in the world.”

Got it? He hates traditional because he hates Christianity and he hates Christianity because he hates white people. The end. Amen. Did I mention that D’Souza is one of those “birther” nuts? He’s got a “book” and a “film” — and I use those terms skeptically here — about Obama that’ll make a great gift for anyone you know who is totally racist and disconnected from real life.

D’Souza, who cheated on his wife in a flagrant way at a conference about living with Biblical principles or whatever, also lamented about the state of this country’s morals and spirituality.

“I think that the deepest problems facing America and the West in the end are not political, they are spiritual,” he said. “This is why it makes sense even as we debate policy issues, even as we debate moral issues, to turn to the maker of the universe, this maker of the universe that isn’t just an absentee God like Obama’s dad, a kind of absentee father who got things going and then took off, but a God who cares about each one of us and certainly about our country.”

Aw, snap! No he didn’t! No he didn’t just call Obama’s dad a God-like deadbeat. Oh, but he did. Because he, Mr. D’Philander, is so much better, so much more moral than some guy who contributed chromosomes to create the president of the United States. n

D’Anne Witkowski has been gay for pay since 2003. She’s a freelance writer and poet (believe it!). When she’s not taking on the creeps of the world, she reviews rock ’n’ roll shows in Detroit with her twin sister.

Newsletter Sign-up