April 9, 2009, - 12:49 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I think I speak for most mainstream conservatives when I say that we are against oppressing or discriminating against gay people. (What you do behind closed doors is your business, but don’t shove it in our face.)
We just don’t want to afford them special rights–our consistent view on any group. None should have special rights, affirmative action, minority set-asides, etc. In America, we believe all individuals should all be treated equally, not guaranteed equality of results because of with whom someone is sleeping or the color of the skin to which they had the coincidence of being born. Your abilities and actions, not quotas for or against you based on some distinction-without-a-difference status, should be what decides your outcomes.
That’s why the Obama White House’s announced policy of setting aside a quota of tickets exclusively for gay parents at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, next week, is so offensive. And it’s not even enforceable. Are they going to make people applying for tickets “audition”? Any heterosexual single mother or father can bring a same sex friend and get the tickets. Not that they’d want to. But with Obamania gone wild, you never know.
If gays were treated as “any other parents,” which is what they claim they want, they would protest this special set-aside, and have to compete with every other set of heterosexual parents to get the coveted White House Easter Egg Roll tix.
But they’re not doing that. And that’s because they really don’t want to be treated equally. They want special rights. And not just for an egg roll at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They want affirmative action in hiring, promotions, and college admissions. They want minority set-asides in government contracting and a host of other special rights above and beyond the rest of us, who apparently don’t deserve those things because we actually are sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex.
And the same goes with the egg roll event. Just as it goes with AIDS research funding, which gets a far larger share of government funds (funded by mostly hetero-paid taxes) than fatal and/or debilitating diseases that affect a far larger part of the American population.
So, when you watch gushing news clips about the Obama White House Easter Egg Roll, remember that you’re really not watching that at all. You’re seeing yet another incarnation of George Orwells barn in “Animal Farm.” All of the animals there are equal, but some are more equal than others. In this case, the favored animals are the pigs who sleep with same-sex pigs and slop and laugh all the way to the bank.
Today, it’s Easter egg rolls. Tomorrow, it’s federal construction contracts not awarded to you or some other party because you’re not sleeping with the “right” team. Gays claim they endure this discrimination, but they seem to have no prob when it’s applied in their favor and against a man who happens to have a female wife or girlfriend. (Sad that I have to use the word “female” as an adjective for wife, these days.)
I’m no Christian, but isn’t Easter a Christian holiday? And doesn’t Christianity forbid homosexuality? I know that Judaism does. And given this, I’d expect that President Barack Obama made sure to set a specific quota of seats at the White House seder, tonight, for a nice gay Jewish couple. You know, just to add insult to injury. And to make sure that Christians and Jews are mocked, er . . . treated, equally.
One other thing: the Obama White House apparently set aside tickets for other groups of parents in the interest of “outreach to diverse communities.” What–no specific ticketing for lacto-ovo or vegan disabled plus-sized Muslim lesbian former WNBA star parents who knit and loom? And they say this administration is committed to equality? Ha.
“Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”