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  • Quote Unquote: Light Years Better

    GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia on his political group's endorsement for anti-marriage equality, pro-repeal of DADT candidate Mitt Romney

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    "For far too long, the gay left in this country has been allowed to dictate what they believe qualify as 'gay issues.' We think that jobs, the economy, healthcare, retirement security and taxes are all 'gay issues,' and on every single one of those issues, Mitt Romney is light years better than President Obama."

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    I wonder how all those gun-shooting truck-driving conservatives are going to react when they find out that all the things they care about are "gay issues."


    Tags: Conservatives, DADT, Economy, GOProud, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Mitt Romney, Quote Unquote, Taxes
  • Tony Perkins: Gays Responsible for Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    All over Capitol Hill, officials are eager to investigate the scandal involving 11 Secret Service agents who were sent home from their assignment in Colombia after at least some of them brought prostitutes back to their hotel.  Everyone knows exchanging favors for cash is in the purview of Congress, not Colombian sex workers. So we can expect thorough hearings on this vile attempt to break the Congressional whoring monopoly.

    But hopefully not so thorough as to include the lead offered by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council

    Then, of course, under the President's thumb, Congress introduced a new chapter of promiscuity into the U.S. military by overturning "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," followed by a seven month "coming out" party for homosexual servicemen. And all the while, the State Department is overseas trying to strong-arm other countries into accepting its views on contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and premarital sex.

    Is it any wonder this country is suffering from an ethical identity crisis? This is what comes of an administration that systematically destroys the moral foundations of our military, government service, and public schools. On one hand, the administration has tried to force our military to embrace homosexuality by making unnatural and immoral sex legal — and on the other, it's outraged that its military is engaging in another form of legal but immoral sex. (Prostitution is permissible in Colombia's "tolerated zones.") Both behaviors are inappropriate, unhealthy, and destructive. Yet only one seems to incense government officials.

    If this seems a bit muddled, that's because it is. But this culture of moral confusion is inevitable when American leaders push a radical social policy that arbitrarily gives sexual license to some and condemns it from others.

    It's true that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell has had an effect on the military. I recently learned that Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno has a Pinterest account, which means 1) the gays have taken over our military public affairs divisions and 2) the terrorists have won.

    Despite this, I still think gay service members are integral parts of the military who should be allowed to serve openly. Think about it, if gay soldiers can force heterosexual Secret Service agents and Marines to have sex, by virtue of merely existing, is there anything they can't do?

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Colombia, DADT, Family Research Council, LGBT, Military, Pinterest, Prostitution, Secret Service, Sex, Tony Perkins
  • Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart Talk Student Loans & Bamboo Bicycles

    If you missed Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart's live online conversation before an audience at the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting in Washington D.C. then, I'm sorry to inform you, you are totally out of luck.

    Unfortunately, there's just no way that you'll be able to watch the two of them discuss innovations to improve the life of people in developing nations, or hear the former President explain why he ushered in Don's Ask Don't Tell during his administration, or learn about President Obama's plan for overhauling student loan payments. Too bad for you, but that boat has sailed.

    Unless…

    Well, I'm mean, it's kind of an outside-the-box solution to your problem, but I suppose you could, hit this link here and watch the entire 90-minute conversation and Q&A session right now. But, you know, that's like… you know…

    Photo by Leigh Vogel/FilmMagic/Getty Images


    Tags: Bill Clinton, DADT, Education, Jon Stewart, LGBT, Military, Money, Science & Technology
  • That Kissing Marine Photo

    I'm sure you've probably seen this photo of Sgt. Brandon Morgan of the U.S. Marines and his partner Dalan Wells kissing each other after Morgan's return from service in Afghanistan. It was posted over the weekend and already has nearly 16 thousand likes on Facebook, which probably translates to something meaningful in the real world.

    I've gotta say, though, I feel a little bit weird about it.

    I remember a time when real men would go out of their way to hide stuff like that. Hey, they can be however God made them in the privacy of their own homes. But I don't know. Do people really want to see a United States Marine going around like that? Don't you think it takes away a little from the heroic mystique?

    Call me old fashioned, but I guess I'm just not ready to see soldiers proudly showing off their obvious balding spots. Can't that guy wear a hat or something?

    On a totally unrelated note, did you happen to notice that both people in the picture are guys? That's pretty cool, isn't it?!


    Tags: DADT, LGBT, Military
  • A Look Back at 2011 with The Daily Show – September

    September was an interesting month. From gays overrunning the military to Anthony Weiner getting into some sort of penis-related trouble, there was always something to talk about. Oh, also it looked like Rick Perry would be president. Truly a remarkable time.



    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.


    Tags: Anthony Weiner, DADT, Jon Stewart, TDS Looks Back at 2011, The Daily Show, Video