Homophobic comment on gay rights blog traced to Republican Senator’s headquarters

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The internet is full of hate-mongering trolls. And when one of them left a nasty comment on Joe.My.God, a gay rights website, while maybe a bit bummed out, we weren't exactly shocked — until we learned where it came from.

The IP address of the comment in question ("All faggots must die" posted by the somewhat-homoerotically named "Jimmy") was traced to the Atlanta office of Georgia's Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sen. Chambliss confirmed that he is now investigating whether or not one of his staffer's did indeed leave the comment. However considering this is the same Senator who, in the words of Andrew Sullivan, has consistently voted "to oppose any and all legislation to grant gay men and lesbians basic civil rights," it seems unlikely that anything will result from his investigation.

The comment was left on a post regarding the failing cloture vote on Don't Ask Don't Tell. Not one Republican voted yes on the on the repeal, which would allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.