Boo, hoo, hoo.Â Â The Gays(TM) are unhappy with the Messiah, says the Washington Blade this week.
Gay leaders are assailing President-elect Barack Obama for inviting a pastor who supported California’s ban on same-sex marriage to speak at his inaugural festivities and for filling his Cabinet without nominating any openly gay officials.
While the Warren invite received significant media attention, Obama also took flak for filling his Cabinet without nominating an openly gay person.
Chuck Wolfe, executive director of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, criticized Obama in an interview with the Blade last week for failing to make a major gay appointment in his administration.
â€œAs we talk about either keeping or renewing America’s promise, which the president-elect has been talking about, apparently it does not yet extend to gay and lesbian people in the Cabinet of the president,â€ Wolfe said.
Additionally, Obama announced last week that Karen Mills, a venture capitalist and a founding partner of the New York-based equity firm Solera Capital, would head the Small Business Administration. The Blade reported earlier this month that Obama was considering for the position Fred Hochberg, a gay man and former deputy and acting administrator of the SBA under President Clinton.
Wolfe said Obama’s decision â€œsure is disappointingâ€ in part because during a meeting with the transition team earlier this month, gay activists were told they would be happy with the president-elect’s appointments.
An Obamaniac insider responds to The Gays(TM):Â Get Over Yourselves.
Last Friday, Obama insider and spokeswoman Linda Douglass called Frontiers News Editor Karen Ocamb out of the blue, telling the longtime lesbian journalist that gays need to see the “big picture” when it comes to the Rick Warren invitation.Â
Ocamb wrote about the conversation for the Huffington Post last night, and after reading the piece, you get the distinct impression that Douglass and her boss, President-elect Barack Obama, refuse to understand why gays are so upset these days.Â The arrogance on display is simply mind-boggling.The only bright spot about the Warren/Obama controversy, which I’ve mentioned before, is that now we know where we stand with the new administration before it has even taken over the White House. As of today, Obama has told us by his actions, gays will not stand in the way of his political agenda–no matter how valid the argument.
I wonder… if The Gays(TM) get too disruptive against the New Messiah — will they be fed to lions?
I’d like to start a clock, beginning on Jan. 20, which counts the days in which the full Democratic Government failed to overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.Â Â It’d be fun, eh?