Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rosie O'Donnell slams politicians for gay-baiting to "win votes" (interview with Piers Morgan)
Last night, Rosie O’Donnell, while now discussing her newfound heterosexual interests, told Piers Morgan on CNN that the United States is backward, and that it should not be acceptable for politicians to slam gays to get votes. This no longer happens in other western countries, she said. CNN’s report on the interview is here. O'Donnell hit particularly hard the idea that LGBT people are seen as less "morally worthy" or as "second class citizens" to be expropriated from at will. (See next post.)
Politicians are playing the “scapegoat” game. Knowing that many families are struggling, it’s easy to point at people who appear not to take on the same level of responsibility in their intimate relationships (having and raising children). But appearances are deceptive.
For example, Rick Perry recently told a teenage girl that he was against “gays in the military” simply because “homosexuality is a sin” and then got into the canard of “hating the sin but loving the sinner”, link here on “Mediaite”.