Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Gay on The Hill" Homosexuals Re-Launch Efforts

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Politico reports that the "Gay and Lesbian Staff Association" that spent their early years trying to protect the names of its members who were "closeted congressional staffers," has now taken a sharp turn, encouraging its members to be more public, more vocal and more involved in moving pro-homosexual legislation forward.

Think about that for a moment. These people are not elected officials, but are employees hired to assist those whom we have elected to represent us in the US Congress. And they---staff, are re-launching their efforts to affect legislation---to influence policy.

That is very troubling.

Nancy Pelosi has promised to get the effort to repeal the military policy of "don't ask , don't tell" and the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the floor before the end of this session.

Scott Simpson, the "Gay and Lesbian Staff Association" president and deputy press secretary for Rep. Marcia Fudge D-Ohio said, "I want to make sure folks know we exist. Being gay on the Hill today is less about survival and more about establishment. We're working on taking it to the next level."

Indeed they are. And the next level is to impact policy.

The White House fully supports a proposal to step up the repeal of the "don't ask , don't tell" policy. Homosexual rights activists in Congress, with all gay staff members hands on deck, are demanding a "quick" vote---even before the military impact assessment is in. They want it as early as this week.

President Obama has been assuring homosexual activists he is on their side on their issues, but has angered them because he has not done enough quickly enough during his first year in office. I suspect the President has been wanting to go slow on these issues so as not to force a vote before the upcoming elections, but they want none of it.

The President, running short on friends according to polls, seems to be responding to the homosexual demands and preparing to let these issues move forward. Thus the "re-launch" of the homosexual staffers organization.

You will recall the homosexuals were irate that President Obama invited Pastor Rick Warren to participate with prayer in his inauguration. Obama's response? He had openly gay Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson participate at another event.

The President is saying move slowly---the homosexual activists are demanding he move quickly.

We will never know the full impact of activist staffers on their bosses, but anyone who has ever worked in an office knows that leaders rely, often substantially, on their staff to help them in carrying out their work load.

However, we will soon know whether the White House is setting the schedule or homosexual activists.

One thing is clear and certain. Our President says he believes in traditional, natural marriage, while both he and his wife promise to move the re engineering of family and the redefinition of marriage forward at any cost.

Thank God Republicans have promised to stand united against ENDA and other homosexual attempts to remake the culture.

Be Informed. Be Prayerful. Be Discerning. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Thanks for your support.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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  1. Thank you Gary - the only thing i would say is PLEASE let us not take for granted Republican support for any pro-Family issue. Yes, they are definitely our best bet if the choice is between Democrat and Republican but they have a history of dropping the ball on family issues. They are after all still politicians and we must "assist" them by, yes, thanking them when they do right, but still staying right on top of them with regard to the issues we care about. I received my Republican National Pary Survey in the mail, asking me to rate the issues important to me. Abortion was not even on the list of 20 choices! Gay marriage? Not there either. You'd think, if they were smart, they would at least put those things on the list. But maybe they are being brutally honest - in which case the message is they think they've got us in their pocket on those issues and they are not going to push hard for them the way the left fights dirty and to the death to advance preborn-child-killing and homosexualization of everything. I don't mean to be negative or discouraging - i think we're in a really good spot right now. But the Republicans do some dumb things, like counting their chickens before they're hatched, which is what they're doing now, and forgetting about God and Godly values. We really can help them by being uncompromising in our demands of them to support Life and Family issues and we must unfailingly continue to do this.

  2. Gary says,
    And they---staff, are re-launching their efforts to affect legislation---to influence policy.

    Patrick laughs,
    Isn't this what Gary is doing all the time...???

    Things that make you go Hmmmm....

  3. 75% of Americans favor repealing DADT. I don't think Obama needs to be too concerned about the political consequences.

    Also, staffers have always sought to influence their bosses - on both the right and left. I'm truly amazed at some of the non-issues you protest. These are the officials we elected to represent us and who they choose to take advice from is just part of their job. You might as well complain that unelected lobbyists are trying to influence politicians.

  4. Patrick. Gary is doing that all the time. However he is not paid by the federal government to assist someone who has been elected, he is not taking calls deciding which calls get through to Congressmen and which don't and he is not in the Congressman's office every day all day. I would say that is quite different.
    Anon 10:22. I think there will be consequences for Obama. His approval rating continues to fall. That's not because people think he is doing a great job or don't care what he does.

  5. 9-55 Well said. Very well said.

    Gary Randall

  6. 12:44,

    Do you have any evidence to support your insinuation that gay staffers are nefariously preventing their Congresspeople hearing from anti-gay groups/people?

    Do you think that anti-gay staffers don't try and influence legislation as well?

    It seems that you, and Gary, are trying to make mere participation in the existing standard life of Congress by LGBT citizens somehow illegitimate. That my friend is textbook bigotry.

  7. 12:44 Are there any organized "hetorsexual groups" on the Hill among staffers? Do straights have their own organization now calling for action to "take it to the next level"? Give me a break. Bigotry? To point out that kind of effort from within a legislator's office is not OK? To object is bigotry?

  8. Look, Gary is quoting the gay staffers group as to their intentions. He isn't defining their involvement, they are defining it and calling for others to join because of their unique placement in the process. They are wanting higher visibility and presence in order to have more influence. Only someone blinded by their own soliderity with this group could miss that.

  9. 2:16 PM,

    There are Christian, Jewish, black, Asian and various other interest groups for Congressional staffers. Funny how the objections only arise when the gays have a place at the table.

    Also, trying to influence their boss is very different than preventing opposing views from being heard, which is what you implied. In short my assessment of anti-gay bigotry being a primary motivation behind the objections to one group of many stands.

    Staffers are hired by and continue to be employed at the discretion of the Congressperson for whom they work. I seriously doubt many of them have radically different views from those of their employer.

  10. RALPHINEVERETT7:46 AM, May 27, 2010

    When you fight against strengthening environmental, health and safety agencies, minimum wage , social security or anything that has to do with helping people and their families that is not pro family.
    The GOP is not pro family. The GOP is pro big business.


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