LaBarbera's fixation on Bush's comments about Mary Cheney
Does Porno Pete ever rest? He simply cannot let go of this issue. Take a look at his essay, What’s Behind Bush’s Political Correctness on Mary Cheney? Reading this, you’d think that Bush was also breaking out the disco ball for a big old homo party.
The media are reporting Bush’s comment to People magazine: “I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I’m happy for her.”Seeking to downplay the hubbub, White House spokesman Tony Snow actually made it worse when he was asked at a press briefing if the President still believes “that children who are raised by gay and lesbian parents are at a disadvantage.” Snow said:
“He does not make comments on that, and nor will I.” Snow added that the President still believes in the ideal of traditional marriage as the best environment for raising children, but “he believes that Mary Cheney’s child will, in fact, have loving parents.”
Note the perfectly PC, “nonjudgmental” tenor of Snow’s dodge. Shouldn’t pro-family Americans who helped re-elect Mr. Bush expect a bit more than this on a matter that strikes at the core of what a family is?
He’s appalled at Bush’s tepid remarks; Peter feels betrayed yet again by the Chimperor and can’t figure out what is happening — the White House is simply overrun with those nasty homosexualists…
President Bush has been too timid about using his Bully Pulpit to promote pro-family values, but occasionally he stumbles and uses it to advance the opposite. In this case, he could have declined comment altogether or, better, used this situation as a teaching moment to reaffirm the natural superiority of the God-ordained family.
Maybe the latter is asking too much of Mr. Bush given his relationship with the Cheneys, but I do wonder why a president who talks so openly about his Christian faith was unprepared or unwilling to apply it logically to this touchy situation. Assuming that as an evangelical Christian, Mr. Bush believes homosexual practice is sinful, are we to believe that this man who faced down Islamic radicalism and launched the War on Terror is afraid to say what he really believes about lesbians having children to be raised in homes that are fatherless by design?
…The whole Mary Cheney-baby episode typifies how the “gay” agenda advances in our emotionally-driven culture. The personal becomes political, and “open and proud gays” use their relationships with family members, friends and co-workers to persuade them to embrace behaviors with which they once disagreed – or at least go silent about them. This is the goal of homosexual activists’ “coming out” strategy, which is brilliant in its manipulation of human nature.
And for all of you out there who have compared Mary’s and Heather’s pregnancy in any way, shape or form to that of infertile couples, PP sets you straight, so to speak.
Already, I can hear homosexual activists comparing Cheney’s case to that of infertile married couples using artificial insemination to create a family, but that would be like justifying homosexual adoption by pointing to normal, mom-and-dad adoptions. Regardless of what you believe about artificial insemination, at least when heterosexuals are involved, the child will have a mom and dad – recreating the natural, as opposed to subjecting innocent children to the social experiment of same-sex parenting.
In other PP news, he’s got a bug up his posterior over Chevron’s decision to offer $1000 scholarships to LGBT students and allies at the University of Colorado’s School of Engineering who support equality efforts. <blockquote Peter LaBarbera is president of Americans for Truth, a group that monitors homosexual activity in the culture. LaBarbera thinks the scholarship symbolizes a society that increasingly rewards people for sinful behavior. "It’s a shocking thing when you come to the point where America is going to have affirmative action based on affiliation with homosexual practices,” says the activist. According to LaBarbera, the practice of affirming homosexuality is everywhere — from the educational and corporate worlds to the political realm. “America is becoming a society that is rewarding people for practicing homosexual sin, essentially — and it’s incumbent upon Christians to speak up and say how wrong that is,” he adds. The Americans for Truth spokesman says a society cannot be healthy when it rewards people for what he describes as “unhealthy and immoral behavior.”