Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Despite his promise to spend "every waking moment fighting the oil spill by playing golf," Barack Obama is taking time off this evening to host a Whitehouse reception in honor of Gay Pride Month.
The formal affair, at which the president is expected to speak, is honoring gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transexuals, and presumably anyone else who rejects the notion that Tab A goes into Slot B.
Among the honored guests is a specially-invited 17 year old lesbian who sued her high school and forced them to cancel the senior prom for everyone when she was forbidden from cross-dressing and bringing a same-sex date. Despite the disappointment, she's now drying her tears with a $30,000 college scholarship which she received for taking a stand.
And on Sunday, Obama even found a way to inject Gay politicization into Father's Day, when he proclaimed the virtues (if not the actual mechanics) of a "two father family."
In all seriousness, which we try to avoid at Hope n' Change when we can, we're supportive of equal rights for homosexuals...and yes, some of our best friends are gay. We respect them and we respect their committed relationships.
But the president isn't recognizing or celebrating the spectrum of "committed relationships," or his guest list would include traditional male/female partners. As that's not the case, the Whitehouse event is clearly only an endorsement and celebration of sexuality...and non-traditional sexuality at that.
Which is why this use of the president's time, the people's Whitehouse, and no doubt a considerable amount of taxpayers' money feels like one more unnecessary cultural slap in our collective faces.