Monday, July 14, 2008

John McCain Back Stabs Gay Republicans (Again)

John McCain tells the New York Times that he opposes adoption by gays:

Mr. McCain, who with his wife, Cindy, has an adopted daughter, said flatly that he opposed allowing gay couples to adopt. “I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don’t believe in gay adoption,” he said.

Not to fear, according to the Log Cabin Republicans, John McCain and the Republican Party support the right of gays to have private retirements accounts if the Democrats would only join the GOP in destroying the Social Security system and turning it over to Wall Street.

Apparently, the Log Cabin Republicans agree with John McCain, that Social Security is a "Disgrace"!

The LCR ignores the fact that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party support giving gay and lesbian couples the same federal benefits, including Social Security, as married couples. It's part of their deceptive "education" of the LGBT community on John McCain:

"While we respect those who believe that only traditional "scorecard" LGBT issues such as hate crimes and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) should matter to gay people, we disagree. The vast majority of LGBT Americans are not one-issue voters. Like all Americans, gays and lesbians have wide-ranging concerns—from foreign policy to the environment to soaring gas prices to the size of the federal government and more.

McCain's positions on these and many issues will attract independents, including gays and lesbians. Sen. McCain supports taking an aggressive posture against totalitarian regimes—regimes that threaten, imprison, and kill gay and lesbian people. By contrast, Sen. Obama has received harsh criticism (and even some skepticism from his fellow Democrats) for indicating he would meet with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without conditions.

Additionally, Sen. McCain's philosophy on other issues will attract gay and lesbian voters. He supports measures that will benefit gay and lesbian business people. His views on the proper role and scope of the federal government, as well as taxes and spending, energy and the environment may also have wide appeal. He also supports social security reform that may provide for private retirement accounts, which will directly benefit non-married LGBT Americans."

Will the LCR still endorse John McCain now that he has endorsed the anti-gay Proposition 8 in California, opposes gay adoption,, opposes allowing gays to serve in the U.S. military, and opposes non-discrimination legislation covering gays and lesbians? Or are these just minor "single-issues" that gay Republicans don't care about?

See HRC Report on the REAL John McCain: A Record Opposing the Interests of GLBT Americans

SEE ALSO:
McCain Blasted for Opposing Gay Adoption

1 comment:

elaine said...

Pardon my ignorance on the subject, but what exactly are the laws in TN regarding adoption? I know a male couple in Memphis that recently adopted a baby, and I was quite surprised that they were able to do so. Are there agencies in TN that will work with gay couples, or do you think that these guys made an arrangement directly with the birth mother? Even if the birth mother wishes to legally sign her baby over to a gay couple, is that still legal?

I can understand people who say that it's not fair to straight couples who can't conceive to have to wait in line for a baby behind homosexual couples, but if the birth mother selects a gay couple to have her child, isn't it the right of the mother - and not the government - to decide that?