04 August 2011
by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
Republicans believe in small government right up until they demand access into people’s bedrooms. Gary Glenn is no different. The head of the Michigan chapter of the American Family Association, which is an SPLC listed hate group for a variety of reasons, has announced that he wants to unseat Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow largely, it appears, because she supports LGBT Rights.
In announcing his run, he said:
“My father was a U.S. Marine who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, who taught me a deep love and willingness to fight for my country and all that it stands for.”
“And I believe that all that it stands for – limited Constitutional government and limitless opportunity, individual freedom tempered by commonly shared values – is at a tipping point, at risk of being lost and perhaps never recovered if the socialist, big government, ‘redistribution of wealth’ ideology and redefinition of our culture being pushed by Debbie Stabenow and Barak [sic] Obama isn’t stopped.”
YAWN…let us all know when you can come up with something more original.
Stabenow has not endorsed the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act yet, but she did vote to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. This is something that Glenn has attacked in the past. He viciously and with all the usual lies, attacked the attempts by Holland, Michigan to pass protections similar to ENDA. He said at the time, via OnTopMagazine:
“Herman Miller, which is a major employer and corporation in Holland, a furniture company, supported this so-called gay rights ordinance on the claim that it allowed them to attract the best and the brightest,” Glenn said on Linda Harvey’s Mission America radio program.
“What ridiculous folly to suggest that only those individuals who engage in homosexual behavior given all of its severe medical consequences constitute the best and the brightest. It’s not really bright to engage in behavior that puts you at dramatically higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse and AIDS and cancer and hepatitis, and according to various sources, premature death. So to suggest that engaging in that type of behavior defines someone as the best and brightest, which seems to be the line coming out of corporate America, is just ridiculous.”
Harvey agreed, adding that gay people are also more likely to be violent and unable to sustain long-term relationships: “You’re right. And higher rates of domestic violence and unstable relationships. I would not think of a homosexual person as a good employment risk, I just wouldn’t.”
As for his father being in the Marines and surviving Pearl Harbor, well, isn’t that special. My grandfather served in the Army Air Corps, one of his brothers was a reporter for Stars and Stripes and who survived Normandy Beach and the Battle of the Bulge (all without a gun, mind you), another of his brothers was in th Navy, and his sister was in the Marines as a nurse. Sorry, but it is hard to find someone who is not descended from or related to a World War II veteran. My paternal great-grandfather served in the Royal Canadian Army. An ancestor of mine fought in the Civil War for the Union. I had ancestors on both sides of the Revolution, and all sides in the French and Indian War. I may have even had an ancestor fight in the Crusades, and look what it’s gotten me, huh?