Wednesday, April 2, 2008


"Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is jumping into the middle of an uproar within the gay community whose causes he has long championed.

The Massachusetts Democrat is leading a push in the Senate for a federal ban on job bias against gays, lesbians and bisexuals - but not transsexuals, cross-dressers and others whose outward appearance doesn't match their gender at birth.

"We will strongly oppose it," said Roberta Sklar of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. "Leaving transgender people out makes that a flawed movement."

[For the full article, see here.]

Again, Transgendered people have been thrown to the wolves by another "liberal." It's for reasons like this that I don't like liberals!

In my experience, they either stand for nothing, save for politically correct rhetoric, or when the chips are down they are nowhere to be found, or they take the path of political and/or social expediency so as "not to offend" anyone.

Any lesbian, gay man, or bisexual who is in favor of excluding transgendered people from full equality and full civil rights protections, doesn't deserve those rights for themselves!

Notice in the article: "The bill would make it illegal for employers to make decisions about hiring, firing, promoting or paying an employee based on sexual orientation. There are exemptions for churches and the military."

So, churches that are to embrace, preach, and live out the Gospel of grace and love are exempt from enforcing equality and civil rights protections to their employees. What an indictment of most of the institutional Church!

Anyone who aligns him/herself in any way with this corrupt bill, or who goes to a church that in any way discriminates against anyone, or that advocates such discrimination, doesn't deserve to have the civil rights protections that they say they want, and that many of them enjoy; don't deserve to be considered as "Christians."

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and equality under the law, and to advocate for discrimination for any reason is about as offensive as one can get!
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Queers United said...

i hope we soon reach the day when all are treated equally.

Jerry Maneker said...

I certainly agree! I added your excellent blog to my list of Links, but I do disagree with the use of the word "Queer," as I do other epithets, in reference to LGBT people.

The word, "Queer" has been, and still is, used as an expletive by homophobes, and despite the attempt by LGBT people to appropriate that offensive word as a self-identifier, it connotes not only the acceptance and confirmation of the homophobes' designation which he/she still uses as an offensive word, but reinforces in LGBT people's psyches that they are, indeed, "abnormal," "outsiders," "deviant," which are just what the homophobes say about LGBT people.

You might be interested in reading my posts of March 18th; March 12th; the post by Don Charles on his blog, Christ, The Gay Martyr, entitled In Defense of Growing Up.

Best wishes, Jerry


With the exception of Bobby later in his life, and Jackie in private, I don't think the Kennedys really "got" Civil Rights. I certainly recall hearing how ambivalent JFK was about Martin Luther King Jr's activities. As for Edward Kennedy, I consider him a craven career politician of the worst kind. It doesn't surprise me that he'd be willing to sacrifice transgender rights on the altar of petty politics. When he announced his endorsement of Barack Obama, someone he surely knows can't win the presidency, I knew right then we couldn't trust his ass. This man is nothing but a backroom back-scratcher, a wheeler, a dealer and a liberal figurehead past his prime.

Jerry Maneker said...

Beautifully put, Don Charles, and right on the mark!