Gary Bauer, former president of the notorious “Family” Research Council, appeared at that organization’s recent “Value Voters Summit” to urge Christianist Dominionists, social conservatives, misguided “tea partiers” and the other assembled wingnuts, to get out and vote in November, using verbal imagery evoking the heroic struggle of the passengers of United Flight 93, who fought back against the hijackers, resulting in that plane ending up in a field in Pennsylvania rather than the White House or another building in Washington D.C.
This clip is actually rather inspiring:
But Bauer does not tell his audience that at least one of those “American heroes” on that Flight 93 was a gay man.
Okay, so they can’t handle the truth.
If these wingnuts are going to profane the memory of the martyrs of Flight 93 to push their evil agenda and motivate their colleagues to come out and vote, I perhaps should not stoop to their level.
But I will.
So, after watching the Bauer clip, follow it with a rendition of Melissa Etheridge’s “Tuesday Morning” -
Okay, folks – this song should silence the Bauers and the other wingnuts.
LGBT Americans are Americans, too – and our people can be and have been every bit as heroic as any other Americans.
We deserve the same rights as other Americans.
People like Gary Bauer want to push us down. They are motivating their troops to get out the vote.
I urge readers to share these two clips widely – and let your friends know that people who really love liberty, who really love freedom of religion, who really love American principles, have to get motivated to come out and vote.
Gary Bauer may have sown the wind with his speech – may he reap the whirlwind!
Or else, the misguided Tea Partiers and Christianist Dominionists like Carl Palladino, Christine O’Donnell, and their evil cohorts are going to win in November – and when they come for us, who will speak for us?