Quote of the Day

By Dennis Sanders | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Smart Things Said By Smart People

Mr. President,

On behalf of millions of gay and lesbian Americans, I write to denounce your decision to divide the American family by promoting an amendment that would insert discrimination into the United States Constitution. Your decision to use the grounds of the White Houseâ€â€?America’s Houseâ€â€?to advance discrimination is an insult to millions of fair minded Americans from all walks of life.

Mr. President, gay and lesbian Americans pay taxes, contribute to community and family life across our great nation, and worship the same all-loving and compassionate God. Thousands of gay and lesbian Americans, under your command, serve proudly in our nation’s military, fighting to win the war on terror and promoting liberty across the globe. Your effort to codify discrimination against our families, including men and women in uniform while the nation is at war, is offensive and unworthy of the office of the Presidency. Great Republican Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan have united Americans and appealed to our best hopes, not our worst fears.

-Patrick Guerriero, President of Log Cabin Republicans in an Open Letter to President Bush yesterday.

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2 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. Greg Richards Says:

    In the original version of a speech prepared for the March on Washington, in 1963; John Lewis an African-American who later went on to become a U.S. Congressmen asked questions that need to be answered yet again:

    “For the first time in 100 years this nation is being awakened to the fact that segregation is evil and that it must be destroyed in all forms. Your presence today proves that you have been aroused to the point of action. We are now involved in a serious revolution. This nation is still a place of cheap political leaders who build their career on immoral compromises and ally themselves with open forms of political, economic and social exploitation.

    What political leader here can stand up and say ‘My party is the party of principles?

    We all recognize the fact that if any radical social, political and economic changes are to take place in our society, the people, the masses, must bring them about. In the struggle we must seek more than more civil rights; we must work for the community love, peace, and true brotherhood.”


  2. sleipner Says:

    What really gets me is that there’s a lot of black people out there who get really pissed off when the gay rights movement is compared to the civil rights movement. To me, the way they’re acting is almost exactly like the attitudes and actions that southern whites took against Rosa Parks and her fellow revolutionaries. We gays have to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to many of the legal rights everyone else takes for granted.

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