Thanks to my dear friend Rylee for inspiring me to write this article. While there is something to be said for truth in advertising, I can’t help but to be mortified and disappointed that GOP Presidential bigots wear their discrimination as a badge of honor.
While campaigning in Iowa, Newt Gingrich (the poster child for the sanctity of marriage) had a brief conversation with a gay man who went to hear Gingrich and wanted to keep an open mind. Scott Arnold, the gay Iowan, reports:
I asked him if he’s elected, how does he plan to engage gay Americans. How are we to support him? And he told me to support Obama.
I can’t sum up Arnold’s reaction any better than his own words:
When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest. It’s a little bit frustrating and disheartening when you’re told to support the other side. That he doesn’t need your support.
What type of national leader proclaims their bigotry with such pride and insolence? Even if Gingrich does not support equality for the LGBT community on a personal level, is he not supposed to defend the civil rights of all Americans? How sad for Gingrich, he is becoming George Wallace. At least Gingrich is letting all of us that are part of the LGBT community, or allies of the LGBT community, and for those of us that are pro-choice, and pro-woman, we should vote for Obama. Click here to see the full article.