Jasmyne Cannick Has a Few Words For You Intolerant White Gays

Jasmyne Cannick, the intensely condescending gay “pundit” who’s on the wrong side of an issue as often she is on the right side, is furious you white gays are out there causing such a furor over Barack Obama choosing Rick Warren. So she’s written you a helpful condescending guide, The White Gay’s Guide for Dealing With the Black Community, a title equally divisive as her politics, which hopes to teach gay leaders about building bridges with blacks. (You know, because there aren’t any gay black people.)

Writes Cannick: “Instead of denouncing Obama’s choice to invite Warren, gays should be hailing it, as it shows a continued effort on Obama’s behalf to reach across the aisle in an effort to bring everyone to the table, the very thing that the gay leadership hasn’t even made an effort to learn how do post Prop. 8. You would think that after running a horrible campaign that was predicated on assumptions about how Blacks would vote that the gay leadership would have learned that preaching to the choir will get you about a far as West Hollywood.”

You can tell where this is going.

Cannick, of course, is the same lesbian who jumped to the defense of homophobe and former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washinton, then went ahead to tell you why you were completely wrong in feeling any anger toward him. (She also went after blackface “performer” Shirley Q., and rightly so.)

President-elect Barack Obama isn’t even in office yet and they are all up in arms over the inaugural invitation of evangelical pastor Rick Warren simply because Warren opposes gay marriage.

Now me personally, I’d have much rather seen Dr. Jeremiah Wright tapped to give the invocation over Warren, but then I guess they’d have a problem with that too. Because while Wright is one of the few Black pastors on record supporting equal rights for lesbians and gays, most whites consider him a racist.

Newsflash. Contrary to their belief, the world doesn’t revolve around gay marriage. If it did, let’s face it, Obama wouldn’t be the President-elect, now would he?

It’s no secret that Obama isn’t exactly the poster child for gay marriage, and for the record, neither was Hillary Clinton. However, that didn’t stop them from voting for her in the primary or me as a Black lesbian from voting for Obama. Add to that, we’ve had 8 years under an extremely anti-gay Administration and I don’t recall all of this anger being directed towards our current President.

The inequalities that exist between people like me, a Black lesbian, and white gays, who believe that marriage will give them parity with their heterosexual counterparts, are crystal clear when you consider that last week three Black gay men were murdered in New Orleans.

While gays are protesting Warren, last week New Orleans police identified three Black men who were gunned down in a 7th Ward home. The men were apparently gay, one possibly transgender, and police “believe the three victims knew their killers.”


Criticizing the first Black president before he even takes the oath of office for doing something that white gays themselves haven’t been able to do, bring everyone to the table, isn’t going to win them any fans in the Black community. Neither is reminding us that they voted for Obama as if they did us a favor when in fact, they did themselves one. And I’m sorry, there’s no reward for that nor does Obama owe white gays for their support.

As politically incorrect as this is going sound, I feel it needs to be said. The white gay community needs to go somewhere and just STFU already and let Obama get into office.

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