Saturday, December 20, 2008

Homophobia: a political fashion accessory

While President-elect Obama is palling around with homophobes down south, the Vatican and the US have refused to sign a non-binding UN declaration opposing the criminalization of homosexuality around the world--joining fifty or so Muslim nations whose notion of "reparative therapy" can be extreme.

Tough times ahead for the GLBT folks, for sure. Once again the Christian so-cons and their supposed enemies the Islamists close ranks, while US Presidents--of whatever stripe--give aid and comfort to the haters. These days they're calling it outreach.

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