In his statement criticizing the President’s State of the Union address last night, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) Executive Director mentioned only one gay issue, pleased that the president “chose not to lobby for a federal constitutional amendment” defining marriage. Instead, he reserved his vitriol for the president’s continued support for the war in Iraq, saying, “The nightmare in the Middle East continues unabated.“
Um, Matt, while things may not now be hunky-dory in Iraq, if we pull out now, that nation will come under the dominance of Iran where things are bad all around, particularly for gay men who are routinely hanged merely for being gay.
Once again, Foreman’s statement shows that NGLTF styles itself more as a leftist organization for gay people, preferring to promote the standard left-wing agenda than to focus on gay issues.
If NGLTF were dedicated to gay issues, its executive director would not have issued such an angry release, instead would have been content to note that the president was no longer advocating a gratuituos constitutional amendment defining marriage, an ammendment which would be out of place in our nation’s founding charter.