Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Republican Roundup: presidential candidates burnish their bias

As well as denying evolution and climate change, the Republican presidential candidates will also be attacking equality. Just this week:

Rick Santorum proposes a federal constitutional amendment for DOMA. An implacable foe of equality, his previous statements sum up his bias, though he's trying to tone it down now:
People can live the life they want to live. They can do whatever they want to do in the privacy of their home with respect to that activity. Now you're talking about changing the laws of the country. and it could have a profound impact on society, on faith, on education. Once people realize that, they say, you know what, we respect people's life to live the life they want to lead but don't change how with that definition.

Mitt Romney says he supports ENDA, but blames the gays for wanting equality.
Romney has said that he had supported "gay rights," but Morgan questioned that because of his opposition to marriage equality.

Of that, Romney responded, "The gay community changed their perspective of what they wanted," adding that he said he wouldn't support same-sex marriage.
Those pesky homosexuals. They dare to want it all!

Rick Perry isn't running....yet.... but he's wasting no time in burnishing his credentials of hatred.
Texas governor Rick Perry plans to fill a football stadium with Christians to pray for solutions to the country's problems. And he’s partnering with one of the nation’s most notoriously antigay groups to launch the big event.

The American Family Association will pick up much of the bill for the rally...

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