Skip to comments.Republicans Hate Racism, But Totally Cool With Homophobia
Posted on 04/27/2011 1:32:16 PM PDT by presidio9
Republican leaders in California today admonished Orange County official Marilyn Davenport for disseminating racist rhetoric about President Obama. Meanwhile, in Washington, Speaker John Boehner wants government money to reinforce anti-gay discrimination. Is the GOP totally blind to double-speak?
Speaker of the House John Boehner officially requested Department of Justice funds today to fight for the Defense of Marriage Act, 15-year old legislation that prohibits the federal government from recognizing marriage equality.
Referencing the DOJs decision not to defend DOMA, which the Department and President deemed unconstitutional earlier this year, Boehner wrote to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Obviously, [that] decision results in DOJ no longer needing the funds it would have otherwise expended defending the constitutionality of DOMA.
It is my intent that those funds be diverted to the House for reimbursement of any costs incurred by and associated with the House, and not DOJ, defending DOMA, he said.
Its an incredible show of politically convenient hypocrisy, especially as the Republicans rally their troops against governmental overspending, and as Orange County Republican official Marilyn Davenport comes under fire for sending a blatantly racist email about Barack Obama.
Davenports email, covered here by Carmel Lobello, portrays our president as a chimp, complete with the caption, Now you know why No birth certificate.
GOP leaders in the Golden State have been quick to lambast Davenports correspondence as despicable, and said that it drips with racism.
While the national party has yet to respond to Davenports clearly racist email, its safe to assume that they would never, ever, not in one million years, endorse such a missive. Yet, they find it okay to back anti-gay politics?
Its always difficult to compare racism and homophobia. They are different forms of discrimination with varying manifestations. The message, however, remains the same: one type either white or straight can be quantified as right, while the opposite black or LGBT qualifies as wrong. Theyre two sides of the same coin.
Why, then, does the GOP find it acceptable to criticize one form of hate, yet condone another? Clearly politics are at play here: Republican leaders think they can consolidate power by attacking a conveniently marginalized group, gay folk, yet realize its wrong to describe black people as apes.
This tactic will backfire; not simply because Americans are becoming more accepting of their LGBT friends and neighbors, but because their fetishization of homophobia flies in the face of the partys claim that they will unify the nation, as embodied in the official Republican platform, Our Republican ideals are those that unify our country.
Some day soon, their base will wise up to these contradictory politics, and when that happens, all bets are off.
Despite almost 40 years of searcing, and the entire human genome coded, science has yet to find the elusive "gay gene." Thus, homosexuality remains a lifestyle choice, and a sin in most religious faiths.
It’s not homophobia, it’s homonausea.
Amen. Phobia means fear. I do not fear homos they just disgust me.
Being black isn’t like being a sodomite.
Unless you are actively promoting the homosexual agenda, then you are discriminating against them.
That is the same as saying unless you are for affirmative action, then you are a racist.
Meanwhile, homosexuals are the most discriminatory people I can think of because everything is always about themselves.
When do you ever hear: Homosexual relief funds for Japanese earthquake victims?
I remember reading an article last year that stated the American Psychiatric Association has determined that being gay is not caused by birth and is determined by upbringing or other social factors. Therefore, it is not born into them, it is a choice and can be conditioned out of them. They choose to live this lifestyle because of their sexual desires and not because of a natural born tendency.
And equating the two is a sure-fire way to piss off black voters, like those in California who voted overwhelmingly for Barak Obama and five seconds later voted overwhelmingly against Proposition 8.
“Republicans hate apples, but totally cool with oranges.”
Yeah, well, maybe that’s because race has to do with what you are and homosexuality has to do with how you behave.
As usual, the right wins the logic battle.
We should not hesitate to stand up against sodomy. Those people are the world’s worst disease carriers as well as the worst nihilists.
Personally, I wouldn’t care if every single one of them wanted to kill me-—they are not worth the trouble and, besides, they will ALWAYS vote 90% Democrat.
So let’s do the moral AND practical thing and shut them out.
Correction: Everything is always specifically about their own deviant sexual behavior.
Where does it end... “I was born a bisexual, I demand the right to marry a man and a woman.”
I don’t care what gays do so long as they don’t stick it down my throat. And this s__t is sticking it down my throat.
Demographic politics only matter to Socialist Democrats when it benefits the Party. If you are a member of a minority group (or even a woman, which is roughly have the population) and support conservatives/Republicans, then you are a “race traitor”, a sell-out (remember that Obama was hip in college and hung out with the Marxist professors, feminists, etc. so he wouldn't be branded a sell-out), and so forth.
What is “homophobia”? FEAR of homosexuality, or the result of thousands of years of universal cultural disgust at the perversion?
What about the “antibreeder” talk from liberals and homosexuals? Misanthropy is far more contemptible than a rational/irrational fear of homosexuals.
You're a disgustaphobic. :-)
“Despite almost 40 years of searcing, and the entire human genome coded, science has yet to find the elusive ‘gay gene.’”
It wouldn’t matter if they did. It still wouldn’t mean restricting marriage to heterosexual couples were “discrimination” against gays, or that “gay rights” were being denied.
Race is innate, homosexuality is a choice. And lately, it’s a choice where those who participate are attempting to force others to accept their choice, embrace it even.
What’s wrong with “homophobia?”
Homosexuality is a BEHAVIOR not a race. People should have a right to discriminate against behaviors of which they don’t approve.
What’s next? Making it impossible to discriminate against drunks, rapists, pedophiles, druggies, and/or the filthy?
It's the duty of the President and the DOJ to defend those laws whether they like them or not. Just wait until a Republican President decides he or she will no longer defend Roe v Wade.
I don’t want people to attack and harm homosexuals. I just don’t think it’s possible for them do marry any more than I think someone can have a pet cat for a child. They can call any relationship anything they want, but that doesn’t make it so. By terming my belief (which has been the belief of the majority of the culture since the beginning of the nation) with a label that makes it into a disorder, they have only angered me. I don’t care what laws are passed, I will never see a contract between two men or two women as a marriage.