Presidential Candidate Gives New Meaning To "Tenacious"

Alan Keyes’ Anti-Gay Agenda Surprises Us Not

Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes dedicates one of his platform issues to “homosexual rights”.

We’ve underlined some of our favorite parts: In terms of civil rights discrimination, it is wrong to treat sexual orientation like race, for race is a condition beyond the individual’s control. Sexual orientation, however, involves behavior, especially in response to passion.

If we equate sexual orientation and race, we are saying that sexual behavior is beyond the individual’s control and moral will. We cannot embrace such an understanding of civil rights without denying the human moral capacity, and with it the fitness of human beings for life in a free society.

The effort to equate homosexual and lesbian relations with legal marriage represents a destructive assault on the heterosexual, marriage-based family.

Keyes is, to our knowledge, the only presidential candidate to include a specific section criticizing the queers. And, no, he does not mention the fact that he disowned his lesbian daughter. He does, however, invoke her name to highlight his “family man” attributes.

One has to admire, Keyes, though: he’s been a failed politician for nearly twenty years now and he just won’t quit. He simply doesn’t realize that the United States thinks he’s a fucking clown. Or maybe he likes it that way.