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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:04 AM
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22. Well that one man could help on DOMA by not opposing equality
The fact that he constantly proclaims that straights are 'sanctified by God' and that gay people should not have marriage rights because Newt's Sacrament needs defending is a negative, it hinders the move toward change. It also makes it utterly vital for those of us who need basic human rights to speak up and out for those rights, which because of Obama's dogmatic position, means speaking up and out against that policy, that dogma.
Last time out, Obama did 'faith and family' events at which infamous gay bashing 'ministers' spoke against gay people openly. That is not acceptable. Much of what happens during this cycle is in the hands of Obama and his 'faith based' crew. If they do the 'we agree with Palin' trip and hire a bunch of hate preachers again, well, that will be spoken against, in no uncertain terms. Of course, after Tucson and all it would be hard to sell the 08 line that speaking venom against others is a safe and sane political tool. I think most voters on the Democratic side understand that rhetoric of elimination toward any person or group of people is absolutely connected to real world violence, so I do not think they will hire the preachers who call for war on gay people again. I sure hope not.
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