I just got a call from a friend of mine on the West Coast after he nearly fell of his porcelain thrown this a.m.
There seems to be some misunderstanding on the part of Ruben Navarette in his piece, Gays feel shut out in Obamaland. Not that he isn't correct in thinking I'm just as pissed off at Obama as the next gay blogger/activist, but in adding my name to his his list of two named prominent gay bloggers - the first being you - it seems I have dragged you down a few pegs on the social ladder...
The Joshua Blog
From Ruben Navarette's, Gays feel shut out in Obamaland:
So imagine the surprise, and even disgust, on the part of gay activists when the Obama Justice Department recently filed a motion in support of the Defense of Marriage Act. The administration opposed a lawsuit brought by a married gay couple in California seeking to have their union recognized in all 50 states. And in making their argument that not all marriages ought be recognized as lawful, Obama's lawyers cited as precedent cases involving, of all things, pedophilia and incest - the same sort of obscene comparisons that some religious conservatives have, in the past, drawn to argue against gay marriage.
All of this has incensed gay and lesbian pundits and activists. They include prominent blogger Andrew Sullivan and The Joshua Blog. The rift has prompted editorials in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, both of which were critical of Obama. In response, many of Obama's gay and lesbian supporters have recently pulled out of Democratic fund-raisers and some have already threatened to withhold political contributions to Obama's re-election campaign in 2012.