First of all…I’m a really bad PajamasMedia blogger. (*hangs head*) I promised to do a “pre-Gay Debate” posting for the PJM gang as exclusive content. But then the podcast thing happened…. and there’s some work stuff going on right now – you, know the REAL the job that pays the mortgage.
Anyway, on the scribbled notes I wrote to use in my now outdated “pre-debate” piece… I predicted that there would be several questions NOT ASKED by the HRC/LOGO panel to the Democratic Presidential candidates.
At the top of the list of “Questions We Cannot Speak Of” was some iteration of the following: “How would you, as President, aggressively confront the specific and growing threat to the existence of gay community in America, Western Europe and throughout the world due to the targeting of gays by Islamic fundamentalists.” And just as I thought, the topic was completely ignored in the same way that questions about Bill Clinton sexually harassing women and John Edwards’ fake war on poverty were avoided.
In fact, we discussed the “Topic The American Gay Community Doesn’t Speak Of” thoroughly on our post-Gay Debate podcast with Washington Blade Editor Kevin Naff. Kevin and I agreed: the lack of attention to the threat by Islamic fundamentalism by the Human Rights Campaign and other American gay groups is a human rights malpractice (my words).
Roger Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media also agrees… and beat me to the punch with this spot-on reflection of the “Topic The Gay Community Doesn’t Speak Of.”
So I would like to ask if anyone mentioned the huge elephant in the room and I don’t mean Republicans. I mean Islamic fascism and its outright assault on gays and women beyond anything that has ever been conceived in our culture. Did Melissa Etheridge and her fellow and gal panelists show any interest in that? Did the candidates?
Of course not, Melissa Etheridge was too busy fawning over Dennis Kucinich and expressing concern about some New Mexico version of “spotted owls” to be worried about her head being severed simply for being a lesbian.