Ken Mehlman has come out of the closet. The Ken Mehlman behind so many GOP anti-gay platforms and the one who pushed for constitutional amendments to ban marriage equality in several states as a political tool. What a goddamn piece of shit for helping to fuck over good people’s lives, causing pain to thousands of families and kids.
Over and over again, we see major players in the anti-gay business who turn out to be nothing more than self-loathers who cannot be honest with themselves or with the people around them.
You don’t have to be OUT or GAY to know that discrimination and bigotry is wrong. Don’t let Mehlman’s ‘personal journey’ babble snow you.
From FDL, The Closet Is Poison, an excellent clip:
In spite of the terror his philosophies inflicted on LGBT citizens and in spite of the decades long scare-fest of anti-gay hatred, gay-baiting and discriminatory laws foisted on us, Ken Mehlman wants us to know that his coming out experience has been just peachy. No apology for all the suicides his party’s stances inevitably brought on. No apology for hate crimes. No apology for the election campaign involving some of the worst anti-gay hatred anyone has ever witnessed. No apology for the terror LGB military people have had to endure. No apology for the forced rapes female soldiers went through to “prove” they are straight.
He just wants us to know that he’s been through a whole, whole lot and that he’s a very happy and well-adjusted person. Well Ken, fuck you.
Ken says, “What I do regret, and think a lot about, is that one of the things I talked a lot about in politics was how I tried to expand the party into neighborhoods where the message wasn’t always heard. I didn’t do this in the gay community at all.”
He can’t be that divorced from reality. It’s not a matter of outreach to the gay community, it’s your whole philosophy, guy. You were and are part of the problem. You’ve created this closet for people and now you want sympathy when you’ve finally come out of it. You’ve hurt too many people. Think of how many hate crimes you caused in 2004 when you were too scared to speak up for anyone. It is your fault. It is conservatives’ fault. You can reach out all you like but your very philosophy promotes bigotry. Stop it.