An intern working in the office of
Florida Congressman Allen West has become an unexpected casualty of
Tracy Morgan's anti-gay rant.
Morgan apologized on Friday for making
controversial remarks during a comedy routine in Nashville that
included saying he would stab his son to death if he found out he was
gay. On Monday, the
30 Rock star agreed to meet with troubled gay kids in New York
West, an opponent of gay rights,
re-tweeted a message from Ana Matronic of the alternative rock band
Scissor Sisters: “Dear Tracy Morgan's son: if you are gay, you can
TOTALLY come live with me. We'll read James Baldwin & watch
Paris is Burning. XxANA.”
“Thanks for the support Congressman
West!” Matronic messaged back.
to Roll Call, the tweet was quickly deleted, and replaced
with an apology: “Very sorry about the unauthorized RT. We were
not hacked, an intern made an error. Apologies to all.” The paper
also reported that the intern was fired.
In addressing Phyllis Schlafly's
socially conservative Eagle Forum earlier this month, West
suggested that allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry would
destroy society, and added that “the term 'gay marriage' is an