Tony Perkins, long associated with white supremacist groups, of the Family Research Council has voiced his opposition to LGBT seniors getting any resources or assistance.
“Apparently, our nation is never too broke to advance a radical social agenda. The agency released a statement on the Center last week, saying its purpose would be to “help community-based organizations understand the unique needs… of older LGBT individuals and assist them in implementing programs for local service providers…” In the release, HHS regurgitates the Left’s propaganda to justify the waste, claiming that “1.5 to 4 million” LGBTs are age 60 and older. In reality, HHS has no idea how many LGBT seniors exist. No one does! The movement is only a few decades old, and people who are 80- or 90-years-old didn’t grow up in a culture where it was acceptable to identify with this lifestyle.”
Really, Mr. Perkins? Do you bother to check facts before you speak, or does your bigotry just roll off unchecked and unfettered. When the fuck is taking care of seniors a “radical social agenda”? We’re talking about a MERE $250K — that is a tiny speck in the budget. Many seniors need help and some LGBT seniors face discrimination or stigma or won’t seek help because of that (same reason many hate crimes and acts of discrimination do not get reported).
First, Mr. Perkins, I have a close friend who is 85 years old and lives with his 57-year-old partner. Gay folks from his era had to hide in secret or risk being jailed or institutionalized for their sexual orientation, which is natural and innate. I know many gay folks in their 50’s (me), 60’s and 70’s.
The “movement” started when gay people got tired of being beaten, arrested and jailed and they fought back. We will not stop fighting.
“Of course, the real tragedy here–apart from the unnecessary spending–is that, given the risks of homosexual conduct, these people are less likely to live long enough to become senior citizens! Yet once again, the Obama administration is rushing to reward a lifestyle that poses one of the greatest public health risks in America. If this is how HHS prioritizes, imagine what it could do with a trillion dollar health care overhaul!”
Mr. Perkins, Liar for Christ, again please check your facts. Since you love statistics, Lesbians have the lowest STD rates of ANY group, including evangelical christians; I guess God loves Lesbians! Gay is not a “lifestyle”. Gay people live many different lifestyles, just as heterosexuals. Being attracted to the same sex as yourself is not a “viewpoint” or “opinion”, it is biological fact. Your rhetoric is as transparent as your hatred for gay MEN.