Cobb County’s been in America’s cultural crosshairs before, as Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee recalled this week in his re-election battle against Bill Byrne.
On Friday, the satirical newspaper and website The Onion had fun at Cobb’s expense in an article and video devoted to the same topic as a nearly 20-year-old episode that Lee referenced — homosexuality.
In a fictitious story on its website that includes a Marietta dateline, The Onion wrote about efforts by a “Cobb County Evangelical Hospital” that holds an annual “Gay Cureness Walk.” The money raised will be used to build a new gayness treatment center at the hospital.
The accompanying video “interviews” include a physician at the hospital, as well as a supposedly “cured” gay man who presents his female spouse. Another male “survivor” said he “feels great to be around so many incredible guys who went