When it comes to spewing nonsense, it seems Becky Wegner Rommel can dish it out, but she can’t always take it.
Yesterday, Queerty was the first to report on the 64-year-old Indiana housewife’s recorded meltdown over marriage equality. It included tears, screaming, yelling, crying for Jesus, and jabs at gays, gay-loving Christians, Muslims, women who have abortions, and, of course, President Obama.
After we posted the video, several other major media outlets picked up the story (some without attribution). And, just like that, Becky became either national laughing stock or a conservative heroine, depending on where you sit on the political scale.
Well today, Mrs. Rommel’s Facebook page (along with the fascinating video, unfortunately) has been deleted. And it appears she’s begun scrubbing the internet of her existence. Luckily, we were able to track her down on Instagram before she deleted that account, and it turns out, she’s quite a colorful character. She also might be a tad forgetful when it comes to the good book. For instance, chapter 19, verse 28 in the book of Leviticus (which is where most of the antigay folks find the scripture they twist and misinterpret) reads: “You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.” Lo and behold, Becky’s foot is sporting some stylish ink that might have led to her being stoned in days of yore.
Seriously, it might be fun to have a drink with her some time, but only in a gay bar of course. Upon inspection, we think she has more in common with gay men than she seems to think. Other than her political views, she’s really pretty fabulous.
Without any further ado, here are 10 things we learned about Becky Wegner Rommel from her now-defunct Instagram account…
1. She loves cats
2. She loves showing off her QVC jewelry
3. She knows how to rock a denim vest and knee high boots in front of a fireplace
4. She makes great funny faces
5. Her husband has a cool porn ‘stache
6. She’s not a natural blonde
7. Did we mention she loves showing off her QVC jewelry?
8. She has a tattoo on her foot that says “Joy Unspeakable”
9. When it comes to hair, bigger is better
10. This is the pillow she rests her head on every night