Or Michelle Malkin. Or Professor Bainbridge. Or Blogs for Bush Thanks, Ed, for the tip. A partisan summary of cheap tricks relative to Mary Cheney.
...A Virginia pro-family advocate says the people who helped re-elect President Bush don't support homosexual relationships -- the administration apparently does. Joe Glover, president of the Family Policy Network, has worked tirelessly for family values, including the fight against legalized homosexual "marriage." He says it was conservative Christians who put the president back in office and who held to the belief that the president shared their views. But Glover says the day after the election, that all seemed to go out the window. "The day after George Bush was elected president again, because of this morals revolution taking place in our country, he allows his vice president to not only put his lesbian daughter on the platform, but to bring her lesbian 'partner' up on the stage with him," Glover says. "It almost seems to be a slap in the face from the get-go against the very conservatives that re-elected the president at a time when he ought to paying them some homage and respect." Glover says the Cheney daughter's open flaunting of her homosexuality is the antithesis of what the administration claims to stand for -- and that the post-election display sends a mixed message to Bush supporters. [Rusty Pugh]
(As of 11/14//2004: Also blogged on the in-favor-of-same-sex-marriage-aisle, with commentary, at One Man's Opinion and Best of the Blogs and Grassroots Buzz and Warblogging and Andrew Sullivan and Man About Murfreesboro and AmericaBlogs andWaiting For Dorothy (who says, "this is what happens when you pander to people who don't live for this life, who don't live in reality, who use religion to preach intolerance. just to let you two know, many of the members in your party DO live on this planet and will not be happy living under these extreme interpretations of christian law.") and Henry Lewis ( who has a tally of all mentions of Mary Cheney's preference in sexual partners and how the Cheney family reacted) and The Washington Blade and Outlet Radio ( who refers to the AFA as "Moral Majority") and Famous and NonFamous Strangers ( who says, "I think what Glover really wants is to have the Taliban up for a little pan-fundamentalist love-fest where a bunch of straight monotheistic landowning men can get together and stone Mary Cheney to death.") and Esoterically and Here's What's Left ( who is waiting for the collective Republican umbrage and outrage: " I want to hear you say that this is a despicable attack that has no place in public discourse. That you wholeheartedly condemn these kinds of cheap tactics. That the right-wing should be ashamed of itself. Let's hear it. Otherwise, shut up. And live with your shame and cowardice." ) and Ow! That Hurts! Quit! and This Century Sucks and Liberal Medium ("I told you people before the election: Bush doesn't really give a damn about you or your "values." Bush and Rove played the religious right for suckers to get their votes, and now they don't need to pander to Christians anymore. Expect to see a lot more of this going forward.") and My Brain Is Made of Things Made of Gold (who pleaded: "Can we please stop calling them "wingnuts" and "evangelicals" and start calling them what they plainly are, Republicans; they run the party, they set the agenda, and they clearly take credit for Bush's win. So, unless someone in the Republican party wants to argue that it wasn't the value-loving bigots and snake-handlers that pushed them over the edge, it's about time we start doing to the word "Republican" what they did to "Liberal"" ) and Ne Quid Nimis ( who said " ...yes, it must've surely been the "conservative Christians," all 60 f^^king million of 'em..." ) and Nastyboy ( who said, "Let's see if the Cheneys are as outraged at this as they were when John Kerry brought up her name in one of the debates. I have a feeling that we won't be hearing anything from the hypocrites." ) and Obsolete Vernacular ( who has a roundup of American Family Association petitions.)
Evidently the AgapePress/American Family Association gives permission to reprint the articles in full, like a column, because it appears at: Dalton's Christian Bookstore and Christian News and Selah Christian Store
And more on the "slap in the face" of Mary Cheney being a public Republican anda public, professional lesbian (in the sense that she works for companies representing those companies to the lesbian community, as she did for Coors.)
Folger: Homosexual Advocates Using Smokescreen to Get at Little Kids (Connection: December 2002--by Rusty Pugh and Bill Fancher_
(AgapePress) - A leading pro-family activist says the radical homosexual agenda aims to reach children as young as five years old - and that homosexual activists are using the smokescreen of "tolerance" to accomplish it.
Janet Folger (note: homosexual recovery ministry) of the Center for Reclaiming America says the goal of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network is clear: get into America's schools to teach children that homosexuality is normal and acceptable. Folger says GLSEN uses catch phrases like "tolerance" and "diversity" as a means to get their curriculum into schools.
The family advocate says the group knows that schools are the best place to indoctrinate impressionable minds. "Their own mission statement is clearly promoting homosexuality," Folger says. "Let me tell you what GLSEN activist teacher Jackie Williams had to say at a 1997 GLSEN conference. She says, 'Five-year-olds are very interested in sex, and we want to help them find the answers on their level.' " Their goal is to get at these children in kindergarten.
Folger says she cannot understand why there is not more opposition to this from parents. Some, she says, ask her why Christians need to get involved in the culture and that they just need to meet in church twice a week. She has an answer for them.
"Let me tell you something: God said it's better for someone to have a millstone hung around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to sin - and that's unfortunately the case that we are in," she says. Folger says it is critical for Christians to get involved now on the local level to reclaim their communities.
Homosexuality a Non-Issue?
Meanwhile, vice-presidential daughter Mary Cheney, a professed lesbian, has joined the board of the Republican Unity Coalition, an organization that wants to remove homosexuality as an issue in the GOP. In a statement, she says achieving that will expand the Party to "non-traditional Republicans" and attain "equality for all gay and lesbian Americans."
Peter LaBarbera (author of The Gay Youth Suicide Myth of the Culture and Family Institute [a wing of Concerned Woman for America ] says what the RUC is trying to do should grab the attention of people who hold to traditional values.
"They want to do for homosexuality what the Republican Party did for color-- in other words, make it a non-issue in the GOP. The problem is all people in the pro-family movement hated racism, they wanted color to be removed as an issue in the GOP - that was a good thing," LaBarbera says. "But to remove homosexuality as an issue in the GOP is basically saying that people of moral and religious persuasion are irrelevant - that their concerns are irrelevant."
Conservative religious leaders are looking at this step by Ms. Cheney as a slap in the face, and say this is not the way to win back the vote of people of faith. Former president Gerald Ford also recently joined the Republican Unity Coalition as a member of the group's advisory board.