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11/05/2008

Wright to left-winger: Ban with the anti-gays who brung ya!

by Jeremy Hooper

Wanna be sick?  Well check this. In her congratulations to President-elect Obama, the Concerned Women For America's Wendy Wright is actually suggesting that his victory was indication that Obama should hop aboard the far right's anti-gay amendment freight train:

Wendywright"President-elect Obama ran a remarkable campaign. His platform of change and hope gave a vision of the future which many found compelling. Of those who voted for him, liberals saw themselves in him, moderates heard themselves in him, and some conservatives hoped he believes like them. At the same time, a super-majority voted to protect marriage in Florida, as majorities in California and Arizona are expected to [ed note: this was written last night.  AZ and CA have gone against us too]. This should give President-elect Obama direction as he considers the way forward. He has the opportunity now to reach out and work with those with whom he may disagree and to remember that many of the same Americans who voted for him also voted to protect marriage as a matter of basic fairness, honesty and justice to the rising generation of children who deserve both a mother and a father."
CWA Congratulates President-Elect Obama   [CWA]

Oh, Wendster.  "Protect" marriage as "a matter of basic fairness, honesty and justice to the rising generation of children who deserve both a mother and a father"?!?  Barack Obama is never going to go for such an idea.  Why?  Because while the current Democratic hero is not with us on the word "marriage," he is even less with you on the idea that gay people are insidious beings out to perform kidocide on the nation's young people! In fact, we're pretty sure that he realizes gay people are both kids and parents, and we're quite certain that he would rather "protect" all kinds of people from REAL threats rather than protect heterosexist evangelicals from offensive bogeymen!!

But you keep clinging to these Bushian/Rovian ideas if you want, Wendy.  The rest of us will let you know how the weather is in an American of which we can actually be proud! 

**Oh, and as mentioned in our comments section: Barack Obama himself is the shining product of a non-"traditional" home! The same sorts of homes that Wendy, with her "mother & father only!" rhetoric is decrying!

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Your thoughts

This is a slam against single-parent households, divorced/ dual households, interracial households and foster homes. Do these people even once consider what their words and tactics do to the children of these or of same-sex couples? No. There are more than 52,000 children of same-sex couples in california alone. Shame on them. Shame.

Posted by: dan | Nov 5, 2008 2:59:08 PM

All your points for why President Elect Obama would never go for this are great, but you left out the fact that he didn't do so bad as the product of a single parent home himself.

Posted by: Paula | Nov 5, 2008 3:02:06 PM

Dan: I think they just don't care. And honestly, why should they? It's not like a broad-based coalition of the groups you mentioned have risen up and tried to stop this offensive rhetoric. These spokespeople largely get a pass, with people failing to connect the dots (or care?) to see that this divisive rhetoric offends more than just gay people.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 5, 2008 3:04:11 PM

Good point, Paula. He is the shining product of a non-"traditional" home.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 5, 2008 3:05:16 PM

I just can't understand what the hell is wrong with these anti-gay people. They all need to find a hobby that doesn't involve constantly attacking, harassing, and abusing a minority group.

They are such a large force, they could do so much good for the world. Be true Christians and volunteer or something, instead of wasting so much time, energy, money, effort... into just hurting others.

It's so completely disgusting.

I am so sorry about all of this.

Posted by: Christopher D | Nov 5, 2008 3:14:22 PM

Christopher, I fully agree with you. Over $70 million wasted because they want to pursue their anti-gay agenda. But, let's face it, none of those other causes would fund the lifestyle that they have become accustomed to the same way that their anti-gay agenda does.

Have you ever seen a book about starving children that made the kind of bank that the anti-gay books do? Any speaking engagements for those other causes that pay as well as the anti-gay gigs? Targeting us is a very lucrative business.

And, it is very easy to get people to fear or hate... and much more difficult to get them to care.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 5, 2008 3:33:32 PM

My fantasy is that ALL the children of same-sex couples could just storm Wendy's office and ask, "WHAT did you say about our parents?"

Posted by: Bill S | Nov 5, 2008 4:18:48 PM

I am a Californian who actively worked against 8 on Electio Day, and I know for a fact that Obama was AGAINST 8. Maybe this woman should do some research before writing statements.

Posted by: Heina | Nov 5, 2008 5:09:04 PM

Um... excuse me for being a little closed-minded, but...

"Deserve both a mother and a father"? That's B.S.

What about those children who are stuck with a father or mother that abuses them for being gay?

What about the children that witnessed their parents hurting every time someone took a stab at their sexuality?

I mean, God. I'm lucky to have two Mothers. I know that they would never turn on me for being who I am, for being me.

Even if I wasn't gay, they'd still be way more accepting than I could ever hope for.

But I have hope. 50 years ago, blacks and latinos and asians had virtually no rights. They were treated like crap, held no power...

But guess what? We just elected a black president, and I KNOW he's going to do a great job. I would have voted if I could have (No on Prop 8, all the way) but unfortunately, I'm not quite 18 yet. If you ask me, they should have had a special waver for the young adults turning 18 in the month of November. It seems rather unfair to me.

But gays and lesbians... we're not as oppressed as the blacks and latinos and asians were. We have more rights then they did.

And we have more resources.

So... since we've finally reached the point where we can overcome our blind stubbornness and ignorance to elect an official who is obviously going to change this country for the better, despite his race...

Then it won't be long before gays and lesbians don't have to worry anymore.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Posted by: Trickster's Treat | Nov 5, 2008 5:22:37 PM

When did Jeff Spiccolli get a sex change?

Posted by: Bill S | Nov 6, 2008 7:42:57 AM

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