I find it odd that the democrats are pandering so heavily to a demographic that makes up roughly two percent of the US population -- homosexuals. I don't see the payoff in it, especially considering that the so-called gay vote is almost automatically theirs anyway; why bother?
Unless you speak out against intolerance, it becomes "OK for the Republicans in their politics to divide America and use hate-mongering to separate us," Edwards said.Hate seems to be the big word on the left these days, whether its hate for conservatives or accusing the conservatives of hating.
Bill Richardson on homosexuality and its causes:
When asked by Etheridge whether "homosexuality is a choice or is it biological?" he said, "I don't see this as an issue of science or definition. I see gays and lesbians as human beings."I actually like that answer. I think its a politically decent response. My personal pet opinion is that homosexuality is a non-genetic biological or psychological (the two are interrelated) phenomenon, especially after witnessing psuedohomosexual behavior in animals when I worked on a ranch. And he's right: no matter what our differences are, people ought to be treated equally under the law. The problem is, homosexuals in favor of gay marriage are actually pushing to be treated differently under the law, by redefining the word marriage into a context for which it was not intended. But I digress...
"Let me be clear - I do not believe that sexual orientation or gender identity happen by choice," Richardson said. "But I'm not a scientist, and the point I was trying to make is that no matter how it happens, we are all equal and should be treated that way under the law."
Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, who was on a panel posing questions to the candidates, said in a statement, the forum "was an important night in the fight for equality."This is kind of odd -- a separate-but-equal debate just for gays and their gay issues is a step forward in equality? I thought we handled that already?
File this one under journalistic statements of the obvious:
Logo, available in about 27 million homes, wanted to hold a second forum for Republican candidates but GOP front-runners showed no interest, channel officials said.And yes, I do find that networks similarity to my blog title rather annoying.
As a member of an apparent minority in this country, I demand that the democratic candidates schedule a debate to address "conservative issues".