Friday, April 17, 2009

The Gay Old Party

Top GOP consultant and former McCain/ Palin campaign manager Steve Schmidt endorses gay marriage.  As always with gay friendly Republicans, it begins in personal experience.  His sister is a lesbian.

I'm still betting that the gay marriage bill will fail in the NY State Senate by a narrow margin.

Once again, don't believe the "we're all for gay rights" line coming out of the New York Archdiocese.  Cardinals Spellman, Cook, and O'Connor certainly weren't.  Their City Council minions kept legislation banning discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment and housing in committee when it was first introduced in 1971, and kept it stalled there until 1986 when Mayor Ed Koch publicly supported the bill.

7 comments:

David G. said...

Oh, but the GOP is dead ...and those who are claiming to be the GOP are Fungelical imposter's!!

JCF said...

Once again, don't believe the "we're all for gay rights" line coming out of the New York Archdiocese.Not to mention (as pointed out by that "Marriage Equality = Religious Rights" video, as seen over at FofJ's) that the objections in the NOM video, are really objections to anti-discrimination laws, NOT to "gay marriage".

The RCC isn't going to rent out a parish hall for a gay anniversary party (even if that anniversary is totally of the non-law-enforced sort), any more than they are for an SSM!

David G. said...

Well we're talking about Conservatives here..Wake Up JCFischer,..or is it Fisher?!? ...as in Fisher Body,...(don't lie)..because I already know!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Whom are the RCC authoritehs trying to kid? If rights bump up against any of the church's proscriptions, the rights go out the window. They are not for gay rights, or they would not, even today, label gays as "inherently disordered".

Grandmère Mimi said...

Brings to mind a song:

Those wedding bells are breakin' up
That old gang of mine
Not a soul down on the corner
That's a pretty certain sign
That wedding bells are breakin' up
That old gang of mine

All the boys are singin' love songs
They forgot Sweet Adeline
Those wedding bells are breakin' up
That old gang of mine

Their goes Jack, their goes Jim
Down to lovers' lane
Now and then we meet again
But they don't seem the same

Gee, I get a lonesome feelin'
When I hear the church bells chime
Those wedding bells are breakin' up
That old gang of mine
The lyrics work in a crazy sort of way.

Counterlight said...

Grandmere,

The song is true. I've had many friends vanish with marriage and become changed, not always for the better.

Grandmère Mimi said...

No more singing Sweet Adeline? What ARE they singing? What about Jack and Jim heading for lovers' lane? Waaay ahead of it's time, I'd say.

What's Blogger doing to the line breaks? They are not breaking.