Friday, September 10, 2010

Mixed reactions from the religious-Right on DADT repeal

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[source: Matthew Yglesias]

Now that U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips has ruled that the U.S. Military’s gay ban, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, is unconstitutional, it’s time to sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn (or better yet, Doritos) and enjoy the spectacle of exploding heads and flying accusations of “judicial activists” pushing a “homosexual agenda” as Christian-Right cranks around the the country suffer yet another blow to their beloved ideals of legislated discrimination.

Interestingly, though, not all reactions are unanimous in their condemnation, as opposed to cases pertaining to same-sex marriage. Sure, the usual suspects such as Tony Perkins at the Family Research Council, Andrea Lafferty at the Traditional Values Coalition, and Penny Nance and Shari Rendall from Concerned Women for America at Christian Newswire are hardlined against pretty much anything pertaining to helping LGBT people and LGBT rights, the same can apparently not be said for the National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), at least judging by these tweets from one of their affiliates, One Man, One Woman:

Tweet by OneMan-OneWoman.Org (@OneMan_OneWoman): “There is no need to prohibit gays and lesbians from openly serving in the Armed Forces. They should have the opportunity to serve. #DADT” | Twitter
Tweet by OneMan-OneWoman.Org (@OneMan_OneWoman): “@goodasyou #DADT has nothing to do with the tradition of marriage between a man and a woman and everything to do with citizens' rights.” | Twitter

A commendable stance … for a group that apparently believes that that marriage doesn’t fall under civil rights. That’s just weird.

(via Right Wing Watch)