Monday, May 23, 2016
Christian conservative Sandy Rios last week criticized the confirmation of Eric Fanning to be Army Secretary.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Fanning, roughly eight months after President Barack Obama nominated him to the post, and he was sworn in on Wednesday by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Fanning becomes the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.
On Thursday's episode of her American Family Association (AFA) radio show, Rios took issue with Fanning's sexuality, saying that he could not lead men into battle.
“When it comes to leading men into battle, when it comes to being secretary of the Army, I’ll take an alpha male any day,” Rios said. “I’m sorry. I know these war-like men too well and I don’t think most of them – very few of them are gay. You that are in the gay community, if you were to describe your friends and colleagues who are in this community, I don’t think you would describe them as warriors. I’m sure there are some, but still, I would prefer an alpha male.”
“That's where we've come: An openly gay man is the secretary of the Army, while the founder of the Delta Force, because he disapproves of transgender bathrooms in North Carolina, is fired from teaching at a college. It's just amazing,” she added, a reference to the firing of Jerry Boykin over remarks he made threatening violence against transgender women.
I know a few gay special forces guys and a number of Navy Seals, not to mention Marines that could teach this dumb bitch what a *REAL* alpha male is.
Then again, any out teenage drag queen could do that.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
An errant comma in the Republican Party of Texas platform implies that the majority of Texans are gay.
“Homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that has been ordained by God in the Bible, recognized by our nations founders, and shared by the majority of Texans,” reads the plank, approved earlier this month by delegates at the party's convention.
Lone Star Q asked on Twitter whether the wording pointed to the sexuality of most Texans.
“In response, grammarians pointed out that placement of the final comma in the plank could lead to understanding it to mean that homosexuality is a chosen behavior shared by the majority of Texans,” Reuters wrote.
Other problems noted was the lack of an apostrophe on “nations” and that by using “has been,” the statement suggests that homosexuality has been ordained by God.
The Republican Party of Texas has previously stated its opposition to gay rights, including marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
From Pink News:
Donald Trump wants to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court who argued that states should be free to make “homosexual sodomy” an imprison-able offence.
The billionaire reality TV star-turned-Republican Presidential candidate this week suggested he would nominate Texas justice William H. Pryor Jr for the vacant spot on the US Supreme Court.
Pryor has previously attracted attention for being one of the most virulently anti-LGBT justices in America – having argued in a 2003 brief that Texas should be allowed to keep its sodomy law.
Liberal group People for the American Way notes that he argued in the 2003 brief: “[There is] no fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy just because it is done behind closed doors.
“Homosexual sodomy has not historically been recognized in this country as a right — to the contrary, it has historically been recognized as a wrong — it is not a fundamental right.”
He added: “Texas is hardly alone in concluding that homosexual sodomy may have severe physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual consequences, which do not necessarily attend heterosexual sodomy, and from which Texas’s citizens need to be protected.”
In their report, PFAW notes: “Pryor would deny gay men and lesbians the equal protection of the laws. He believes that it is constitutional to imprison gay men and lesbians for expressing their sexuality in the privacy of their own homes and has voluntarily filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court urging the Court to uphold a Texas law that criminalizes such private consensual activity.
“Despite Supreme Court rulings to the contrary, Pryor has expressed the view that the Constitution should not apply to certain critical issues pertaining to the rights and freedoms of individual Americans, such as reproductive choice, the civil rights of gay men and lesbians, and religious liberty issues.
“Instead, Pryor has urged that these rights be determined by majority vote within each state, with the result that these rights could be diluted or eliminated in particular states.
“The effective and devastating result of this ideology would be that the fundamental guarantees of the Constitution would not apply equally across the country.
“Pryor’s ‘majoritarian’ views would create an America in which a person’s individual rights under the Constitution as the Supreme Court has articulated them would be fewer or greater depending on where that person lives.”
Once again I say, how can any self respecting gay man support such an odious monster.
How can a gay man (or woman) belong to a party that loathes and hates them?