Well D – List hater “Porno Pete” Peter LaBarbera is at it again. This time Petey is ever so peeved that WalMart to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, an organization that has come underfire for the fact that in the recent few elections it has backed gay GOP candidates over more progressive and pro- LGBT Democrats, just because they were gay.
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is alerting the nation to Walmart’s increasing capitulation to the homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda-and is calling on Americans to urge Walmart to stop promoting homosexuality and gender confusion (transgenderism) with its corporate dollars. TAKE ACTION: Call Walmart’s headquarters at 479-273-4000 or use their Contact Page to politely express your concerns about Walmart “going gay” and turning its back on godly morality and traditional marriage. “During the Christmas season, we should focus on honoring God and His Son, Jesus, who came to earth to die for our sins,” said AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera. “Walmart has done much good in the world – but celebrating politically correct sins – homosexuality and transsexuality -only dishonors God and incentivizes Walmart’s own workers to embrace immoral and confused behavior patterns in their lives. Walmart needs to get out of the sin promotion business and at least return to neutrality on the homosexual/transgender issue,” LaBarbera said.
Interestingly, WalMart which is known for paying low wages, scamming public assistance and abusing its workers is rated at 90% by the Human Rights Campaign
Oooooooooooooooooooooh gurl. The jokes will just write themselves!
In a recent, hour-long interview, Lindsey Graham said if he is reelected to the Senate in November, he will begin exploring a bid for the presidency. Graham has long been one of the most active and outspoken hawks in Congress. He has been a voluble critic of the Obama administration on a wide variety of national security issues—Guantánamo Bay, Benghazi, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, Iran, and others. Unlike many of his colleagues, Graham often first seeks to engage the administration privately as it debates policy with the hope that he can help shape the outcome rather than just criticize it after the fact. But Graham no longer trusts Obama enough to engage him on these matters. In our interview, Graham repeatedly spoke of the challenges that will face the next president because of the mistakes made under Obama. And he suggested that he might just be the one to fix them.
If Ms. Graham does run I am sure that Denis Dison and the Victory Fund will endorse her just because she’s a gay.
H/T the ever fabulous Michelangelo Signorile and Joe Sudbay
About a month ago we did a story about the The Victory Fund a LGBT political action committee which has joined in with the chorus of Gay Inc. organizations that are embracing “gay republicans” and are endorsing gay GOP Richard Tiesi just because HE IS GAY over heterosexual incumbent (and straight) Democrat John Tierney who has a 100% Pro-Gay voting record and is ranked the 8th most Progressive member in Congress in a closely watched Massachusetts House of Representatives race.
In a recent ABC news story in which they called Tiesi a “rising openly gay Republican star” they state that he’s the best chance that the Republican Party have to pick up another seat from Democrats and that Tisei would become the first openly gay Republican member of Congress.
Tisei relied to this that “I feel like yeah I’m probably— I might be the catalyst because I’d be one of the first people to break through and I embrace that,” Tisei told ABC News. “I’m not afraid of being myself.”
What Richard Tisei doesn’t tell you is that when he was deeply in closet up untill 2010 voting a GOP anti-gay record in Massachusetts and only came out publicly after it seemed that he would be outed by others of he did not.
• Tisei voted against final passage of the bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (H. 5427. Roll Call #483 on 10/23/89)
• Tisei voted to prohibit the Department of Social Services from placing children in its care with gay or lesbian foster parents. (Massachusetts State House Roll Call Vote #94, 5/17/90)
• Tisei voted against a bill to make it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodation, and insurance in Massachusetts. (HR 3123 and Roll Call #701 on 9/23/85)
The battle for the Massachusetts House Seat might very well determine who holds the Speakership, rabidly anti-gay John Boehner (if Tisei wins) or LGBT friendly Nancy Pelosi (if Tierney is reelected).
It is absolutely shocking and absurd for the Victory Fund in 2012 to support someone just because they are gay and not because of the issues at hand. You do not turn your back on a well proven progressive friend to the LGBT community for a gay Republican who has voted anti-LGBT in the past and expect him as a freshman representative to stand up to the entire Republican party.
If a person supports a party with a platform like the Republicans, a platform includes anti-women, anti-gay and anti-minority planks even if they are “gay” they shouldn’t be supported with “gay money” and should not be endorsed by any self-respecting LGBT group..
Back2Stonewall.com ENDORSES Massachusetts Rep. John Tierney (D) for Massachusetts House Representative and calls on others to in the LGBT community to also despite the Victory Funds endorsement of Richard Tisei
For those of you who are not in the know or connected to the Gay A: List powers that be otherwise known as Gay Inc. They have a new (insane) strategy that includes embracing gay republican groups like the Log Cabin Republicans to gain support for LGBT Equality and also gay republican candidates. (Nevermind the fact that the LCR and GOProud usually back anti-gay GOP candidates because they are fiscally responsible and have always chosen money over equality and always will.) But now suddenly, out of nowhere Gay Inc. thinks that Gay Republicans are the answer and the way to gain our equality. ( After all their “changing the hearts and minds” strategy has worked so well. NOT)
Today though the outspoken Congressman Barney Frank has released an essay on this bizarre electoral strategy. In the piece, Frank argues that it makes no sense to back Republican candidates whose voting records on LGBT issues are worse than their opponents’. He also demonstrates that it is a mistake to deny support to incumbents with excellent records on LGBT issues when they are challenged by gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender candidates. (In an obvious reference to the LGBT Victory Funds recent endorsement of gay Massachusetts GOP candidate Richard Tisei over straight incumbant Democrat John Tierney who has a 100% Pro-LGBT voting record and is ranked the 8th most Progressive member in Congress just because Tisei is gay.)
Frank also refutes the argument proposed by the Log Cabin Republicans, that it is important to elect Republicans to Congress who are supportive of LGBT issues regardless of whether they are better on those issues than their opponents. Frank shows that efforts to change the Republican Party from within have been an absolute failure.
The Human Rights Campaign recently released its 2012 Congressional Scorecard. The study shows that the voting records of Republican Members of the 112th Congress were substantially worse than they were in the 111th Congress. Of the 240 Republican House Members, 211 of them received scores of 0%. Those 211 Members receiving 0% ratings represent 87.5% of Republican House Members. Less than 1% of Republican Members received a 100% rating.
In response to the HRC report, Congressman Frank writes:
“I recently saw the final results of The Human Rights Campaign’s Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress. Having read it, I have to amend what I said about the Log Cabin Republicans’ efforts to win Republican support — the result of their efforts to build Republican support has been even more unsuccessful than I thought.”
Supporting Republicans, even gay ones is an insane strategy to gain LGBT equality that would take decades to fulfil and shows an extreme lack of integrity on our LGBT organizations part who would so easily do this and tunr thier backs on women’s reproductive rights and immigration issues which the GOP stands firmly against.
If this the best strategy that our LGBT organizational leaders have then they are the ones who need to be voted out of office.