Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I'm Foxy!

So, Mark Dybul, an openly gay man, was sworn in by Condoleeza Rice as the president's new Global AIDS Coordinator. Attending the ceremony were his partner and his partner's mother, referred to by Condi as Dybul's "mother-in-law."

As you can guess, Wildmon's folks are not pleased:

He also notes that Rice's comments defy an existing law on the books protecting traditional marriage. "So, for her to treat his partner like a spouse and treat the partner's mother as a mother-in-law, which implies a marriage between the two partners, is a violation of the spirit if not the letter of the Defense of Marriage Act," the FRC spokesman states.

Now, last I checked, the DOMA prevents legal recognition of gay marriages by the federal government, for purposes of taxation and other related benefits. But that doesn't matter, because people like Peter Sprigg are offended by the fact that anyone dare consider a gay couple to be happily married in even the most metaphorical of senses.

But here comes the real bullshit:

"We have to face the fact that putting a homosexual in charge of AIDS policy is a bit like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse," says Sprigg.

Hey, Sprigg? Let's go back in time to the '80s. Back when people like me were dealing with this disease. Back with people like me were dying from this disease. Back when we kept trying to spread the word to everyone about the need for safe sex, about closing down the bath houses, about getting tested. Back when we were begging the CDC, the White House, someone, anyone, to pay some real attention, and getting bread crumbs to feed ourselves. What were your people doing during this little crisis, Mr. Sprigg?

Oh. That's right. You were telling us that this was our just reward for a life of sin. And apparently, you haven't stopped. So if you think you have any right to tell the gay community that they are using this disease, which has claimed the lives of millions of us worldwide, then you are sorely mistaken.

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