RECENT  POSTS:  » Congressional right wing's right-side-of-history whip count: 8–271 » NOM, Manhattan Declaration turn Unitarian's anti-slavery, anti-war into pro-discrimination anthem » Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera tease America's coming anti-gay street revolts » FRC writer: We're not all the same, 'gay agenda' is 'dangerous for the wellbeing of this nation' » NBC analyst Tony Dungy says he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam » NOM becomes even more of a generalized anti-LGBT animus organization » Sure, NOM—I'll play your game!! » Bryan Fischer: POTUS 'stood on the graves' of Malaysia Air victims 'to promote the legitimacy of sexual deviancy' » Legal profession made up of ideologues, demands legal ideologue » FRC's senior fellow for exporting/criminalizing gay people bemoan's discrimination's dwindling acceptance  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

09/23/2011

Soldier puts life on line; GOP crowd puts boos on voice

by Jeremy Hooper

Some members of the audience at last night's GOP presidential debate actually booed -- BOOED! -- when active duty servicemember Stephen Hill posed a question pertaining to DADT repeal -- a booing that drew not even an ounce of pushback from the candidates onstage. Then following Rick Santorum's promise to reinstate military discrimination, the Republican audience applauded as if they were trying to bring life to Tinkerbell (or Ronald Reagan, as it were).

Think Progress has the unsettling clip:

Audience Boos Gay Soldier At GOP Debate, Santorum Promises To Reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [Think Progress]

6A00D8341C503453Ef014E88E5D8A5970D-37

*UPDATE: GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron:

Tonight, Rick Santorum disrespected our brave men and women in uniform, and he owes Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who asked him the question about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, an immediate apology."
FULL: Rick Santorum Owes Gay Soldier an Apology [GOProud]

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails