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I Want John McCain To Tell Gay Hero Daniel Hernandez Jr. He’s Too Queer To Be Courageous

Sen. John McCain’s angry rhetoric that he entered in to the public record on the Senate floor — the type that helps LGBT kids learn to hate themselves — is completely disproved by amazing young gay men like Daniel Hernandez Jr., who saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life just five days on the job as an intern for her office. Interviewed on Today this morning, Hernandez reveals his limited medical training was enough to keep Giffords from choking to death on her own blood, or bleed out from her head wound. One’s sexuality, Hernandez shows, has absolutely nothing to do with courage, nor the ability to protect others in the face of danger — in this case, a raging madman with a gun. Hernandez, a gay man, saved the life of a federal lawmaker. Something tells me that Sen. McCain, in his decade-plus of military service, was also kept safe by a bunch of homosexuals, and would pray a David Hernandez Jr. would be there if some lunatic ever pulled a gun on him.

Today Gov. Jan Brewer — the same woman who authorized a law that would let police demand Hernandez prove he is a legal citizenrecognized Hernandez in front of state lawmakers and led them in a standing ovation.

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  • Pete

    Ohhh look another queer soap-opera in the making. The drama-queens/eternal victims are on to it. Thank God that femalte got shoot, another oportunity for queer-drama!

  • Jon B

    @Pete: What the fuck are you on about?

  • Kieran

    John MaCain knows there were gay men serving alongside him in the Vietnam War. He’s freely admitted that there were US troops he believed were gay fighting in Vietnam. It’s not that gay men can’t serve bravely, he just wants gays to keep their homosexuality a secret.

  • Jeffree

    Once anyone of us LGBT gets through the turmoil of coming out, I honestly think we’re somehow braver than people who haven’t been there…IMO.

  • whatever

    @Pete: Eternal victims? We are not talking about teabaggers. What is your point?

  • CarlCA

    Comment #1 is by a professional troll, who makes their silly little presence known in every post. Don’t feed the trolls, but do realize when you read a comment that seems slanted against gay rights and flirts with homophobia…it’s a troll. Most likely same troll as #1. Don’t buy the notion it’s a self respecting gay man behidn divisive comments on here.

  • Daez

    @Pete: Are you Freddie Phelps? That would explain a lot. If you aren’t him, I’m betting you are from his brood.

    NO ONE WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN. Except maybe for Freddie and friends. Hernandez doesn’t even mention his sexuality. Apparently, he (like most of us here excluding you) doesn’t think it is really that big of a deal.

  • the crustybastard

    And let’s not forget that only a decade ago, John McCain didn’t think Mark Bingham was “too queer to be courageous.”

    “I didn’t know Mark Bingham. We met once briefly during my presidential campaign, yet I cannot say that I knew him well. But I wish I had. I wish I had. You meet a lot of people when you run for President. I was fortunate to have had the support of many Americans who were, until then, strangers to me. And I regret to say, that like most candidates I was preoccupied with winning or losing. I had not thought as much as I should have about what an honor, what an extraordinary honor it was to have so many citizens of the greatest nation on Earth place their trust in me, and use our campaign as an expression of their own patriotism. They were the best thing about our campaign, not me…

    I love my country, and I take pride in serving her. But I cannot say that I love her more or as well as Mark Bingham did, or the other heroes on United Flight 93 who gave their lives to prevent our enemies from inflicting an even greater injury on our country. It has been my fate to witness great courage and sacrifice for America’s sake, but none greater than the selfless sacrifice of Mark Bingham and those good men who grasped the gravity of the moment, understood the threat, and decided to fight back at the cost of their lives.

    In the Gospel of John it is written “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Such was the love that Mark and his comrades possessed, as they laid down their lives for others. A love so sublime that only God’s love surpasses it.

    It is now believed that the terrorists on Flight 93 intended to crash the airplane into the United States Capitol where I work, the great house of democracy where I was that day. It is very possible that I would have been in the building, with a great many other people, when that fateful, terrible moment occurred, and a beautiful symbol of our freedom was destroyed along with hundreds if not thousands of lives. I may very well owe my life to Mark and the others who summoned the enormous courage and love necessary to deny those depraved, hateful men their terrible triumph. Such a debt you incur for life.

    I will try very hard, very hard, to discharge my public duties in a manner that honors their memory…

    I never knew Mark Bingham. But I wish I had. I know he was a good son and friend, a good rugby player, a good American, and an extraordinary human being. He supported me, and his support now ranks among the greatest honors of my life. I wish I had known before September 11th just how great an honor his trust in me was. I wish I could have thanked him for it more profusely than time and circumstances allowed. But I know it now. And I thank him with the only means I possess, by being as good an American as he was…”
    – Sen. John McCain, San Francisco, 22 September 2001

    And lest you suspect that Sen. McCain didn’t know that Mr. Bingham was gay, McCain presented an American flag to Mr. Bingham’s surviving partner.

    John McCain is shameless and indecent, utterly without integrity or honor. I would say that to his face if I ever had the misfortune to meet the damned old degenerate.

  • ewe

    The killer is a straight white male right? Shit, now i gotta be concerned about all my neighbors flippin out. AGAIN!!!

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