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Bachmann on gays: ‘I don’t judge them’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Sunday that despite her past statements, she doesn’t “judge” gays and lesbians. In 2004, Bachmann told the National Education Leadership Conference that homosexuality was “part of Satan.” “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage,” she declared. “Personal bondage, personal despair…

Christian group castigates Obama for urging tolerance toward gays

A right-leaning Christian group is outraged that that an Obama administration joint statement with the United Nations opposes the criminalization of homosexuality. The Family Rights Council (FRC) has taken to calling the resolution “Operation International Tolerance.” “While American forces bomb away at Libya, the Obama administration is launching another global…

Mike Huckabee backs reinstating military ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee said Tuesday he would support re-imposing the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military if elected president. “I would — because that’s really what the military wants,” Huckabee told OneNewsNow. “There’s been some talk that the military is…

Obama ‘dings’ heckler on don’t ask, don’t tell: ‘C’mon, man’

Speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in California Tuesday, President Barack Obama faced down a heckler who accused him of moving too slowly on rescinding a law that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the US military. The heckling was the second Obama has taken…

Poll: public support of gays openly serving in military surges

John McCain’s “intolerable risk” position on gays and lesbians openly serving is tired, bigoted and out of step with boots on the ground and the American public. Look at the latest figures from this Washington Post-ABC News poll (July 10-13, 2008): Seventy-five percent of Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC…

Your Day At The Free Republic

A new study has found that having gays and lesbians in the military doesn’t disrupt unit cohesion. Freeper of the Day mesoman7: “Right, ‘cause it’s impossible there are heterosexual soldiers out there with HIV infection…” Pretty close. All military members are periodically tested for HIV. If they test positive…goodbye. Good…

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