In response to yesterday's news that openly gay U.S. Representative Barney Frank is retiring, the Tennessee Tea Party called the Massachusetts Democrat a "perverted sodomite POS" in a tweet, according to The Tennessean.
At 12:40 p.m., @tnteaparty tweeted: “Good riddance you perverted sodomite POS!!” with a link to a story about Frank's retirement.
The tweet ignited a firestorm of responses, including this one from the Tennessee Equality Project: “Your comment re: Rep Frank is a new low. Your movement has been coopted by people who hate liberty &, um, people in general.”
For more on this story and a rundown of responses, check out this article in The Tennessean.