Wednesday, January 19, 2005

the other tony perkins

There's more to share as far as conservatives' reaction to President Bush's recent comments about not pushing the anti-gay marriage amendment. Today's Washington Post says that the White House has been "inundated" with phone calls from conservatives who feel a little cheated (like dirty whores?). After all, they re-elected the guy because they thought he would use his second term to prevent queers from settling down with a family. (Conservatives like it better when gay boys are whoring it up at rest stops on Interstate 95.)

As far as Tony Perkins (the president of the Family Research Council, not Norman Bates from Psycho -- he's dead -- or the weather man from Good Morning America -- who is not dead) is concerned "there is no more important issue for the president's second term than the preservation of marriage."

Things that are more important for President Bush to spend his time thinking about than the preservation of marriage: resolving our current involvement in Iraq; facilitating a peaceful agreement to the conflict between Israel and Palestine; taking a leadership position among wealthy countries in the fight against HIV/AIDS (funding research for a vaccine, increasing access to ARV treatment, providing effective forms of prevention education, funding economic empowerment programs for women to enable them to escape sexually abusive relationships that put them at risk for infection); improving diplomatic relationships with other nations around the globe; addressing our overdependence on overseas fuel sources through investment in alternative energy; increasing federal funding for college tuition; overhauling a health care system that makes insurance and pharmaceutical companies wealthy and leaves the rest of us penniless and in poor health.

Got any you want to add to the list?

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