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Entry from September 10, 2021
“Why is there so much controversy around gays in America, when our own country had four fathers?”

"Forefathers” shouldn’t be confused with “four fathers,” but there are jokes.

“If gay marriage is wrong, then why did we have four fathers?” was posted on Twitter by mr. biscuits on July 4, 2011. “Why is there so much controversy around gays in America, when our own country had four fathers?” was posted on Reddit—shittyAskHistorians on October 2, 2014. “American conservatives are pretty homophobic for people so proud of their four fathers” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 10, 2021.


Wiktionary: forefather
Noun
forefather
(plural forefathers)
1. Ancestor.
2. Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.

Twitter
mr. biscuits
@EWWWYUCKY
If gay marriage is wrong, then why did we have four fathers?
4:27 PM · Jul 4, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Beekay Potter
@BLASTAMUS
lmao RT @Iantunes113 “If gay marriage is wrong then why did America have four fathers?”
5:24 PM · Jul 4, 2011·Twittelator

Twitter
Bumper Tweeter
@bumperstickers
RT @YUCKYBOT: If gay marriage is wrong, then why did we have four fathers?
6:05 PM · Jul 4, 2011·twitterfeed

Twitter
Emrecan Yıldırım
@Emr3c4n
Random thought: Land of our Four Fathers..no mention of the Mothers… HIStory sound either gay or sexist ..
8:03 PM · Aug 17, 2012·TweetCaster for Android

Twitter
Marcmywords
@Marcmywords2
How can Americans
be homophobic ?
We were created by our
four fathers.
7:49 PM · Oct 5, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Eddie Barron
@EddieBarron
Americans not allowing gay marriage is so dumb especially when they don’t shut up about how proud they are of their four fathers
5:05 PM · Dec 16, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Joel Grove
@Joel_Grove
I don’t know why people always say the Americans are homophobic, they’re always talking about their four fathers.
4:06 AM · Mar 28, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Chad Gilson
@OCGilson
Kinda ironic people oppose gay marriage because they possess the values of our four fathers. Like that’s even worse than two fathers bruh
1:11 PM · Aug 1, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—shittyAskHistorians
Posted by u/grok_star2343 October 2, 2014
Why is there so much controversy around gays in America, when our own country had four fathers?

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Wigglesface March 21, 2015
Why’s it taking so long to legalise gay marriage in the whole of the US?
I mean, America had four fathers and it turned out alright

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TGF_messiah September 6, 2018
It really is weird it took so long for America to legalize gay marriage
Considering they have four fathers

Twitter
Terry Jevans
@hsojevans
If you have four gay Welsh dad’s then this truly is the land of your four fathers.
4:13 PM · Jul 17, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Pat Rick
@MolognaPT
People who are loudly anti-gay are ironically the proudest of their four fathers.
12:12 PM · Mar 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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brittany (trans rights barbie)
@socdarling
curious that a lot of americans are against gay and polygamous marriage when america literally has four fathers.
2:33 PM · Jun 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
𝑯𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑪𝑨𝑹ᵀᴼ ᴴᴱᴸᴸ
@deathgrowth
i thought of this joke the other day & it keeps popping back into my head, so
did you know america was founded by gay polyamorous people?
it has........... four fathers
10:16 AM · Aug 19, 2021·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/bickdvtt September 10, 2021
American conservatives are pretty homophobic
for people so proud of their four fathers

Twitter
Arieth Ninja
@AriethNinja
Boyfriend told me a joke.
“Conservative Americans are pretty homophobic for people so proud of their four fathers”
3:04 PM · Sep 10, 2021·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Friday, September 10, 2021 • Permalink