Ok so you're gonna have to bare with me as I get a few things off my chest. Let me preface this post by saying I'm mad as hell ! Let's start with Mark Foley and the republican opportunists on Capitol Hill.
Mark's behavior has nothing to do with homosexuality, the man is a pedophile! Since Mark Foley's dirt has surfaced( Republican dirt I must say that was not a secret in Washington) he has blamed his illegal behavior on everything but the devil. First it was his addiction to alcohol, then it was his "problem" with homosexuality, now reports have surfaced that he was abused by a priest as a teenager. This is such a sad attempt on his part to repair his tarnished image and to gain public sympathy.
But what pisses me off the most is the constant comparisons of homosexuality to pedophilia by members of the Republican party. They would like the American public to believe that all homosexuals are out to hurt "the children", ( this tag is getting old and I really need them to come up with some new bullshit !) and Mark Foley's behavior is a result of his being gay. I don't know if I'm more upset by these outrageous claims or that some people who will hear this garbage will actually believe it.
Michael Sandy and The HRC:
Days have gone by since hate crime victim Michael Sandy was beaten, robbed, chased into speeding traffic, struck by a car, left to die along side the road, hospitalized with severe brain damage, and was later removed from the respirator that kept him alive. Meanwhile, our black leaders have been completely silent after one of our own has been taken away from us and the HRC has looked in the opposite direction as if a black gay man was not murdered because of his sexuality and no doubt his race as well.
Does the name Matthew Shepard ring a bell? The entire world stopped when his murder happend 8 years ago. It was on the cover of every major newspaper and magazine and the HRC was determined to seek justice for Matthew and his family. Where is the HRC now and where is the outcry of anger and justice for Michael Sandy? The double standard makes me sick. Not only do we have to deal with homophobia from the black community but we have to deal with racism from within the gay community.
Head over to jasmynecannick.com to read her thoughts on this issue. I'm with you on this one Jasmyne, something needs to be done.