Isabella Riley Moody, a self-described “homophobic bi**h” and short-lived spokesperson for the LGBTQ+ Republican group Log Cabin Republicans, expressed support for Uganda’s new death penalty for homosexuality on Tuesday with a two-word tweet: “Based Uganda.”
The alt-right term “based” is a sign of approval for anything “anti-woke.”
Uganda’s new bill would make “aggravated homosexuality” a capital crime in the East African nation and imposes a life sentence for “recruitment, promotion and funding” of same-sex “activities.” The country’s unicameral legislature passed the “Kill the Gays” bill overwhelmingly on Tuesday. It awaits a signature from President Yoweri Museveni.
Moody, who is straight, has a long history of outspoken homophobia, and is a popular rhetorical bomb-thrower among far-right media.
Despite her zealously anti-LGBTQ+ views, in February, the beleaguered Log Cabin Republicans inexplicably appointed Moody as an ambassador for their “Outspoken” social media initiative, calling her “fearless, fun, and unapologetic.”
Moody responded with characteristic malevolence.
“This is literally SO GAY! Happy to be a the token straight homophobic bi**h ambassador for @GetOutspokenUSA ! 🌈🏳️🌈”
A few weeks later, Moody talked about her new role representing the perennially-abused legacy organization of gay Republicans with QAnon conspiracy theorist Stew Peters.
“All this pro-Log Cabin Republican stuff really grosses me out and makes me want to vomit,” Moody told Peters.
“I actually don’t follow the organization, I don’t even really know what they do. They asked me if I want to be an ambassador with all the crazy stuff I say about fa***ts. They said they loved it and that they want me to make homophobic videos for them.”
The day before, Moody questioned the very existence of Log Can Republicans in another incendiary outburst.
“Being a homosexual and proclaiming it PROUDLY has ZERO PLACE inside the Republican Party or within the conservative movement,” Moody tweeted. “Just as Christians should be ashamed of and repent for their sins, so too should homosexuals be ashamed, and repent.
“Further, being ‘gay and proud’ is itself GROOMING. If you’re gay and flaunting it proudly, you’re recruiting. And you should STOP it. NOW.”
Moody seemed to revel in the irony of her appointment.
Days later, Log Cabin gays finally got the message and removed Moody from their website.
The remaining ambassadors, with one exception, are all gay, lesbian, gender-fluid, or trans, including at least one member of the anti-LGBTQ+ group Gays Against Grooming.