Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Why Doesn't Obama's Homophobia Matter?
It was less than a week ago that Gay Wired.com ran its story on Obama's close political relationship with Rev. James T. Meeks. According to the story...
[Meeks] is a "racially divisive public figure [and] stridently homophobic."
The silence from the gay right's groups is deafening when it comes to Obama and Meeks, who according to the Gay Wired story, is one of the "10 leading black religious voices in the anti-gay movement."
No Republican could escape criticism for such a relationship, yet Obama somehow remains uncriticized and unscathed by the same gay right's groups that would vilify any Republican politician for socializing with such homophobic individuals.
Although the number of instances - or lack of them - is not a qualifying factor for any pro-gay right's group to withhold their judgement or criticism, it cannot be said that it is only the Meeks instance that ties Obama to an anti-gay slant.
As recently as October, 2007, Salon.com published an extensive piece about Obama campaigning in South Carolina "with gospel entertainer Donnie McClurkin, a self-proclaimed 'former homosexual' who believes it is his mission to turn gays straight." Salon is no mouthpiece for conservatism or republican political candidates.
Anyone paying half-hearted attention to political hypocrisy knows that any Conservative or Republican - politician or spiritual leader - who claims they are a former homosexual and that they can "turn gays straight" is mercilessly and endlessly ridiculed by the Left and from gay right's groups. Somehow, once again, this bloc is deafeningly silent when it comes to Obama-McClurkin.
...Obama has virtually done somersaults to justify McClurkin's inclusion [in his campaign].
Obama's gay advocates obviously support him regardless of this fumble. But his gay critics are right to ask why he thinks getting homosexuals to sit at the same table with antigay and allegedly "ex-gay" Christians represents some kind of balance.
Obama is against gays and lesbians getting married. He's paired up on the campaign trail with close associates who are homophobic. The only conclusion I can draw from this is that this is a perfectly acceptable position to have as long as one is a Democrat.
If I'm missing something here, that the Liberals are treating and holding Obama's homophobic antics to a different standard that they would if he was a Republican, by all means enlighten me.
Obama refused an interview with the Philadelphia Gay News. Why won't he grant them an interview? What is he trying to hide?
Who murdered Donald Young, the gay choir master of Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ? What political and personal connections and relationship did he have with Obama?
And an Obama delegate, Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski - a (Hispanic) trustee in the Chicago suburb of Carpentersville - has resigned for calling some black children playing in a tree, "monkeys." AP:
An Illinois delegate for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama resigned after using the word "monkeys" to describe black children playing in a tree, the Obama campaign said Tuesday.
The incident occurred Saturday, when two children were playing in a tree next door to Ramirez-Sliwinski's house.
She said the parents were outside supervising the children, but she went over and told them to get out of the tree because she was concerned about the boys' safety and because the small magnolia tree was being damaged.
The father of one of the boys told her it was none of her business, she told the Chicago Tribune, and "I calmly said the tree is not there for them to be climbing in there like monkeys."
One of the boys told police he was scared by her comment and a mother said she was disturbed [by her comments].
Poodle is the new Teflon candidate. He could kill a baby on live television and drink its blood and receive no criticism from his cult followers.
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