Being Gay in the GOP…

From The Raw Story today

Mary Cheney, the openly gay first daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, gave hundreds of dollars in campaign contributions to a Senate candidate who opposes same-sex marriage, records show.

This is not the first time Mary Cheney, who lives with her partner Heather Poe and their two children, has supported a candidate that vehemently opposes her lifestyle.

Last August, Raw Story reported that Cheney gave $1,000 to Republican Senate candidate Rob Portman, who as a congressman voted to ban gay marriage and deny same-sex couples the right to adopt children.

How much can one person hate themselves? I cannot for the life of me imagine a party-ideology worthy enough to make me support that party when they want nothing more than to deny me basic humans right that even the lowest form of scum in this country is entitled to. Crackheads and whores can marry. Murderers,rapists and child molesters can marry. But two adults who are kind,loving, and law abiding are deemed too unnatural to wed because they love the same sex?

Here in Florida, our great gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Bill McCollum thinks gay (foster) parents should be outlawed

Florida AG Bill McCollum Wants Gay Foster Parents Outlawed: ‘I do not think we should have homosexuals guiding our children’

McCollum says about changing the law in Florida to outlaw gays from becoming foster parents…

I think that it would be advisable. I really do not think that we should have homosexuals guiding our children. I think that it’s a lifestyle that I don’t agree with. I realize a lot of people do. It’s my personal faith, religious faith, that I don’t believe that the people who do this should be raising our children. It’s not a natural thing. You need a mother and a father. You need a man and a woman. That’s what God intended.

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How does anyone who is gay support a party that thinks they are incapable of raising children? How can Ms. Cheney hate herself so much that she would contribute to the campaign of people who call her raising of children ‘unnatural’ and against God and outlaw it?

I won’t even touch on Dick and Liz’s role in this. While they haven’t come out against gays in this way, they haven’t really endorsed their rights either. Liz feels states should decide, but she won’t say whether she supports gay marriage. Dick Cheney says that he also thinks it should be decided on a ‘state’ level. I guess that means they support the idea that their daughter can be married in 2 states, but that marriage wouldn’t be recognized in any other if no other state allowed gay marriage? I guess they support that Mary would be a criminal in states that want to criminalize her way of life because it was decided by the state? But they would not support the Federal Government protecting her from this madness?

What?

I cannot understand this. I cannot understand this at all. How does Mr.Cheney stand amongst a crowd that cheers when their candidate says his daughter should be outlawed from having (foster) children while his grandchildren looking on? How does Liz Cheney stand amongst a crowd that cheers when their candidate calls her sister unnatural? How do they (Mary included) look Heather Poe, Mary’s partner, and those children in the eye and tell them.. This is the party we support. This is the party we campaign for and donate to? These are the ideals we may not fully believe in, but we will elect people to office who do. We will elect them and when they enact their arcane,homophobic laws into place that would not just outlaw Mary and Heather’s right to foster children, but who like the Taliban, would criminalize what their acts of love, we will give additional money and support to keep them elected because that is the party we support.

I cannot, for the life of me, understand this.

Here’s my question, if gays are outlawed from raising foster children because they are unnatural, their love is deemed criminal, and they are unable to ‘guide’ children… how long before biological children are outlawed to gay couples? How long before biological children are taken from homes where criminals acts such as gay-love and  ‘sins’ such as homosexuality are taking place each day? We allow crackheads,whores,murders,rapists and child molesters to loose their rights of biological parenthood because they too are deemed criminals and unfit for parenthood, so how long before ‘gay’ is included in a valid reason to remove children from  their home regardless of blood-ties? Mary Cheney has nothing to worry about, her kids would just go to her father or her sister so she can be assured they’ll be raised by the same values that removed them from her care in the 1st place, but what about all the others who don’t believe in this type of corporal mortification?What about the homosexuals who do not hate themselves and  feel like they are criminals and know they are able to not only love, but guide children to be just as well-adjusted and successful as non-gay parents?

I guess they can decide for themselves what matters more to them, their rights as humans.. or their political party. I will just have to remain oblivious to  how the ones that chose the latter are able to stand erect with that much disgust towards themselves and their fellow sexually orientated brethren, weighing them down.

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