It seems we’re not the only gay “publication” taking on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Blogger Michael Petrelis alerts us to an editorial in the Bay Area Reporter (no conservative voice that) taking the organization to task for “flailing its arms at critics and derogatory candy ads” and remaining silent when “straight Wyoming Republican state Senator Dan Zwonitzer voiced support for gay marriage and killed legislation that would have prevented the state from recognizing gay marriages performed in other states.” (Emphasis added)
As the Reporter put it: “HRC’s actions have led to mounting questions in recent weeks about its purpose and ability to work in a bipartisan fashion.” That’s something we’ve been saying for as long as we’ve been blogging. We’ve noted that HRC dropped the word, “bipartisan” from its mission statement.
We’re delighted to note that others — and not just those who share our political views — have begun noticing HRC’s partisan tilt. It would be nice if Log Cabin would join those gay voices from a great variety of fora in taking issue with HRC’s evolution into the gay wing of the Democratic Party. And that is new leader Patrick Sammon would not be as eager as his predecessor to cozy up to this increasingly partisan outfit.
Following in the footsteps of his fellow Wyomingite, Vice President Dick Cheney, a Republican legislator blasts a gratuitous state bill which would ban gay marriage in the Cowboy State. Gay organizations should be praising this good, straight man for standing up against legislation harmful to us. But, since he has that pesky little (R) after his name, most gay groups would rather ignore him than herald yet another Republican standing up for gay people.
And Kudos to those gay voices on the left who have taken the time to praise that good man. Alas, that HRC is not one of them.