Wednesday, August 29, 2007

enough already...

A friend of mine asked me yesterday if I was laughing at Sen. Craig. After a quick thought, I realized I wasn't laughing. How many Social Conservative Republicans have to be "outed" as closeted homosexuals before we come to realize that the whole anti-gay movement is just a front for self-loathing homosexuals to project their insecurities onto the rest of society?

I really don't care if Sen. Craig is gay or not, what is that for the last twenty plus years, he has been one of 100 people in our country who has a vote, who can change things for the rest of us. How has this man who tries to have sex with strange men in airport bathrooms voted to change America? Let's see:
  1. He has supported a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
  2. He voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition to same-sex marriages and prevents states from being forced to recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples legally performed in other states.
  3. He voted against expanding the federal hate crimes law to cover offenses motivated by anti-gay bias.
  4. He voted against a bill that would have outlawed employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. (this bill failed by one vote)

Because of men like Craig and Mark Foley and others, gays and lesbians in our country can't marry, pay higher taxes, can't serve in the military, aren't protected in elementary, jr. and high schools and can be denied services by any public or private organization that wishes. This is why it's not funny and instead angers me.


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