Wednesday, March 14, 2007

With "Friends" Like These. . .

What a surprise. Andrew Sullivan's blog points out that HRC's (as in Human Rights Campaign) preferred candidate HRC (as in Hillary Rodham Clinton) refused to deal with a softball question allowing her to win points by ridiculing the idea advanced by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs that "gays are immoral":

But is it immoral?

"Well I'm going to leave that to others to conclude," she said. "I'm very proud of the gays and lesbians I know who perform work that is essential to our country, who want to serve their country and I want make sure they can."

Doesn't her strong support just make you want to write a fat check to HRC the candidate, as well as HRC the organization?


Hmmmm. Perhaps you should consider other options as the election season heats up.

Meanwhile, Dan Savage points out liberal Garrison Keillor's homophobia and a couple of facts after reading a piece on Salon where the left-wing radio hero slams "stereotypical gay men" with "fussy hair" living in "over-decorated apartments with a striped sofa and a small weird dog" :

Keillor has been married THREE TIMES. He has children from two of his marriages, children who presumably need a computer program to keep track of their step-siblings, half-siblings, and sprawling extended families, children that have to be “apportioned out on Thanksgiving and Christmas.” Okay, fine, whatever. Keillor can recognize marriage, life-long commitment, and less complicated family structures as the ideal, even if he himself has failed—failed spectacularly—to live up to that ideal himself. It might have been nice, however, if the withered old hypocrite had admitted to Salon readers that he has failed to live up to the ideals he’s espousing. How about a little full disclosure, Garrison?

The Savage article is well worth a read and further underscores just how tepid support for LGBT equality is in the so-called Democratic Party.