“As a mother,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz, Sarah Palin “should know to speak up when a child makes hateful remarks, particularly in this cyber age. Anti-LGBT bullying needs to stop and Sarah Palin should be a part of making that happen.”
The “hateful remarks” to which Mr. Sainz referred involved Mrs. Palin’s daughter using the word, “faggot” as a slur on Facebook. Mrs. Palin’s daughter has since pulled the insulting post. Last month, Mr. Dan Savage used the same slur to slam gay people who supported a presidential candidate he opposed. He has yet to apologize or rescind the offending tweet.
Today, we learn that instead of calling on Mr. Savage to apologize, a nation gay organization has partnered with the mean-spirited sex columnist. According to GOProud, “The Victory Fund – an ostensibly ‘bipartisan’ organization – that works to elect openly LGBT candidates announced a partnership with the controversial founder of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage. Savage previously called gay Republicans “house faggots” and wrote a column where he compared gay Republicans to meth addicts.”
GOProud’s Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia wonders how the Victory Fund can . . .
. . . claim to work to elect openly gay Republicans while at the same time partnering with a man who called gay Republicans ‘house faggots’ and compared us to meth addicts? What kind of message does this partnership send to the openly LGBT Republican candidates across the country? What kind of message does it send to Republicans in general about the type of organization that the Victory Fund actually is?
What kind of message indeed.