Mitch Anderson, Belton High School’s 2013 Salutatorian, in his speech:
“I myself am guilty of self-doubt, relying on others to give my life definition. But that time has passed, and I feel the moment has arrived for me to be publicly true to my personal identity. So now, I can say, I’m gay. It is both a significant portion of who I am and an inconsequential aspect. It’s as natural and effortless to me as breathing. I couldn’t change myself even if I wanted, and believe me, I have."
He’s not a gay Salutatorian; he’s a Salutatorian who is gay.
Welcome Out, Mitch. Please keep an eye out for your copy of The Gay Agenda and the obligatory Coming Out Toaster Oven.
No matter when and how you do it, coming out is great.
Mitt Romney, whining again about his failed campaign and incidents like the 47% video, and Hurricane Sandy:
"And there were other things that didn’t help my campaign, either. Obviously a hurricane with a week to go before the election stalled our campaign. ... No, no, no… No. No, no...I — I wish the hurricane hadn’t have happened…when it did, because it gave the President a chance to be presidential, and to be out showing sympathy for folks. That’s one of the advantages of incumbency. But, you know, you don’t look back and worry about each little thing, and how could that have been different. You look forward."
The President is, and was, and will be Presidential, Mittsy, and we all knew long before Sandy, with your flip-flops, and tax lies, that you could never be.
Don’t look for excuses as to why you lost the election. You lost the election because a majority of the American people say Oh hell no.
Patrick Leahy, the Democratic Senator from Vermont, filing a floor amendment to the immigration bill for gay binational couples:
“Seeking equal protection under our laws for the LGBT community is the right thing to do. I withheld my anti-discrimination amendment during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup. As the entire Senate turns to debate the immigration bill, the fight for equality must go on.”
It goes on, and will go on, until every last LGBT American is treated like every single heterosexual American.
David Nutting, Wausau Wisconsin’s 3rd District Alderman, is telling residents to physically turn their backs on Wausau's first ever Gay Pride Parade:
“I represent an overwhelming majority of district 3 residents who oppose allowing a parade of deviant-behaving individuals to be escorted by public law enforcement members through the very heart of our family-oriented city to a beautiful family-oriented public park where no doubt their choice of indecent behavior will be on full display for influential children and the media to proclaim it worldwide. This isn’t speech. This is behavior. I ask that all residents stay away from the parade or if you do go, stand with your back to the parade of deviant-behaving individuals. I respectfully ask for our various media outlets to pay little or no attention to the parade just as you do to any other parade in this city…”
Um, wow, where to begin? Let’s start with the shallow bits: David Nutting? Your name suits you.
It’s a parade celebrating a particular segment of society, and if you don’t like it, don’t go, or if you don’t like it and you do go, and you turn your back like an insolent little spoiled brat who didn‘t get his way, you are gonna miss one f-a-a-a-a-a-a-bulous parade.
Nutting. Hee hee.
Edward Snowden, saying he intends to fight extradition to the United States:
"I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American. People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality. My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate. I have been given no reason to doubt your system."
He’s trying to sound a little like a superhero.
It isn’t working Edward.
John Fleming, Louisiana Republican Congressman, on President Obama's criticism of his defense appropriations amendment that prohibits punishing soldiers who abuse gay troops:
"President Obama is continuing his war on free speech. With the IRS trying to intimidate and silence conservative groups, and the Justice Department digging into the phone records of reporters, it’s no surprise that the president also wants to deny First Amendment rights to our Armed Forces. With its statement, the White House is now endorsing military reprimands of members who keep a Bible on their desk or express a religious belief. That is an outrageous position, but it’s what I’ve come to expect from an administration that is aggressively hostile toward religious beliefs that it deems to be politically incorrect. My amendment protects, for our men and women in uniform, a principle enshrined in our Constitution and cherished since our Founding Fathers: the free exercise of one’s religious beliefs, including expressions of one’s belief. It has bipartisan support and takes into account the unique context of military service, accommodating the beliefs of our service members, while not jeopardizing military necessity. We need to protect the free speech of the brave warriors who fight to safeguard our liberties, and I hope Congress will reject this blatant White House attack on religious freedom."
First off moron, stick to topic one: allowing religious intolerance of LGBT Americans to be acceptable in our military. Don’t try and mush it up with the IRS and the NSA, you douche.
Secondly, please answer this question: how would you fell, you twisted little fu …. How would you feel, sir, if the military said it was acceptable for atheists to use discriminatory language towards religious personnel? Me thinks you might get your panties twisted.
Let’s just say that discriminatory speech, while Free Speech, isn’t necessary.
It serves no purpose.You moron.
Marco Rubio, the Republican Congressman from Florida, saying he's done with the immigration bill if it includes gay couples:
"If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done. I'm off it, and I've said that repeatedly. I don't think that's going to happen and it shouldn't happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is."
So, Marco Rubio has made it very clear, again and again, and finally, that gay couples do not deserve the same rights under the new immigration polices as straight couples.
Remember that when he changes his tune and tries to run for President.
He's anti-LGBT. He said so. Oh sure, he'll say he didn't want to include gay couples because that would make passage of the bill more difficult, but really, he just doesn't think we're equal.