Just when my head was about to explode from (somewhat unwillingly, but like an addiction, I can’t stop) following all the Sarah Palin disaster (did you know she’s qualified to be president because she sold an airplane on e-bay??!?), Roll Call reports that predictably, wealthy gay people that hate everything except their bank accounts, have endorsed John McCain, calling him “courageous” and an ally.
Dan Savage gives his take here, and marvels at the number of empty seats in their “big tent event.”
Morgan points out that that gays and lesbians in other countries face “outright hostility,” which is much, much worse than the plain-old hostility gays and lesbians face here at home. So, you know, it really sucks to be gay in Saudi Arabia, so we you so totally risk voting for John McCain!
The next speaker is Patrick Sammon, President of the Log Cabin Republicans.
“We are making progress. Four years ago we were meeting in New York City and the nominee of our party was pushing the federal marriage amendment… this year we have an inclusive nominee.”
You do? Really? What’s his name?
Sammon said in his remarks that gay Republicans frequently get yelled at at dinner parties, which is proof that really they love their party and country.
Also, in case anyone is interested, here are a few choice nuggets from the medieval troglodytes, shit, I mean Republican’s platform:
— No sexual orientation mention in individual rights: “We consider discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, creed, disability, or national origin to be immoral, and we will strongly enforce anti-discrimination statutes.”
— Position on the military: “To protect our servicemen and women and ensure that America’s Armed Forces remain the best in the world, we affirm the timelessness of those values, the benefits of traditional military culture, and the incompatibility of homosexuality with military service.”
— Marriage: “Because our children’s future is best preserved within the traditional understanding of marriage, we call for a constitutional amendment that fully protects marriage as a union of a man and a woman, so that judges cannot make other arrangements equivalent to it. In the absence of a national amendment, we support the right of the people of the various states to affirm traditional marriage through state initiatives…We also urge Congress to use its Article III, Section 2 power to prevent activist federal judges from imposing upon the rest of the nation the judicial activism in Massachusetts and California. We also encourage states to review their marriage and divorce laws in order to strengthen marriage.”
— Specific defense of the Boy Scouts: “We support the First Amendment right of freedom of association of the Boy Scouts of America and other service organizations whose values are under assault, and we call upon the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reverse its policy of blacklisting religious groups which decline to arrange adoptions by same-sex couples.”
Yeah, McCain is a real ally.