Monday, April 19, 2010
The Slippery Slope of Compassion
Compassion? That didn't stop a right wing hissy fit over the move. Obama's memorandum wasn't at all about compassion or decency. It was a step toward same-sex marriage, and therefore should never have happened.
Remember that thousands of gay men were denied access to their loved ones when the AIDS crisis began in the 1980's.
Tom Head of About.com points out that "Obama is receiving the wrath of several right-wing groups and bloggers who think that hospital visitation rights = homosexual orgies and forced gay weddings."
The Family Research Council is one such group. Earlier this year, they suggested that homosexuality should be criminalized in the United States. Now they're arguing that LGBT hospital patients deserve to die alone. They are caliling Obama's memorandum pandering to a radical special interest group; undermining the definition of marriage; and furthering a big-government federal takeover of even the smallest details of the nation's health care system."
Another right wing leader said that President Obama created a "homosexual Roe v. Wade" in issuing the hospital visitation rights memorandum. Martin is planning on taking this memorandum and using it as a springboard to get GOP candidates elected this November.
I can't wait to see the TV ads on this subject.
(Thanks to change.org for much of the info in this post.)