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John Berry Just Got Done Challenging America on Civil Rights. Then Obama Bitchslapped Us

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A note about timing: President Obama’s Department of Justice pro-DOMA filing in federal court yesterday came just after Office of Personnel Management director John Berry — who is openly gay, which the White House regularly trumpets when accused of being anti-gay — gave a speech at the DOJ’s Gay Pride celebration, something the Bush administration nixed for most of its years. He called on his audience to consider where it stands on gay rights, particularly letting gay people serve openly in the military, noting “with the help of a president who supports our cause, the aid of courageous fellow countrymen and women who love liberty, and with God’s grace, we shall prevail.” It was a significant charge, coming from the United States’ highest ranking openly gay official.

Attorney General Eric Holder followed up at the event by noting “neither the frustrations of the past, nor the challenges of the future should deter us from our goal — our responsibility — to continue our efforts to ensure the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans.”

Hours later, Holder’s minions at the DOJ included incest in its argument against same-sex marriage.

Among the three DOJ attorneys responsible for that filing? President George W. Bush holdover W. Scott Simpson, a Mormon who received a commendation from then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for Simpson’s defense of the Partial Birth Abortion Act. Give this man another award!

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5 Comments

  • galefan2004

    I personally don’t care if this dude is “openly gay” or not if hes in the same “god is in the mix” group as the rest of the president’s men. What he said has even less bearing because he had to bring up god and throw out some good ole religious hater-ade.

  • Glenn I

    I read John Berry’s touching remarks – talking about nursing his dying lover – and still having to say, How could anyone not call that love!

    His audience was not full of empathy, it seems.

  • Sceth

    All top officials (should) avail themselves to tooth whitening.

  • BradK

    So the difference between the DOJ under the last administration and this one is that they now get to have a Pride celebration before they fuck us in the ear? Talk about progress.

  • Oscar Portela

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    poema de OSCAR PORTELA

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    Que la veneración es poco y sentir que
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    Somos y sobre todo Levi Poulter que entre mis brazos
    O yo entre los metales de la perfección que luces,
    Muero y renazco una y otra vez, más allá de las tumbas
    Cuando el liquido que crea y mata surge de mi como la lluvia
    Para el elogio y el cántico de las mareas del placer
    Y el vuelo con el cual hago el amor contigo
    Y sueño que nada está perdido todavía
    Cuando el mito del vellocino vuelve y la creación
    Entre tus brazos se repite en el beso mortal
    Con que sellamos un pacto entre los sueños
    De las lunas y las arduas vigilias de los soles.

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