Sep 13, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
Gay candidates for Congress draw interest, hope
metta8 saidWe really need to work harder on not allowing the other side to own the word family. We have families as well. If anyone is anti-family, it is the hypocrites of the other side.
Art_Deco saidYou do realize in this current US political climate that most admittedly gay candidates are gonna lose? This is an anti-gay year in US politics. It's the year of the bigoted Teagaggers, who are roughly 85% anti-gay (last figures I checked), which is comparable to national numbers for Republican voters.
So do gay candidates draw interest? Perhaps. But draw votes? Not likely. We just had a primary down here in South Florida, a relatively gay-friendly place, and a number of gay candidates I supported against straight opponents lost. In fact, only one of them won. And the straight opponents all made an issue of their gay opponents being "anti-family values" and were opposed by Christian churches here.
So this article is a load of crap, given the current US political climate. Gay hope in the US? Not a snowball's chance in Hell. This is the dawn of the new Christian Taliban.
mocktwinkie saidQuit pretending that the democrats are the "pro-gay" party.