Mr. President, I respectfully have to disagree

dante. on December 16, 2010 at 11:11 am

“I think the entire population has come tremendous strides forward in dealing with the issue of gays,” Carter said in an interview from Big Think. “I dunno about next election, but I think in the near future, because step by step we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue.”

Where I will concede that our country has made wondrous strides forward in tolerating its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens, I would have to challenge the notion that we have budged little more than an inch regarding acceptance and education.

This year alone, nearly 30 LGBT youth committed suicide as a result of anti-gay bullying, and yet our Congress was incapable of passing the Safe Schools Improvement Act.

We have yet to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act to pave the way for federal marriage equality legislation, we have yet to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, we have yet to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we’ve not even touched the issue of LGBT adoption rights. All of these failures were endured in spite of so-called progressives holding a majority in both the House and Senate for two, full years.

That being said Sir, I feel the very notion of a gay candidate for President is practically laughable at this point in our country’s increasingly-flawed fundamental, conservative political climate; and unlikely at any point in the near future.

Personally, I only see things getting worse before they get better due to the mass miseducation of voters, the near extermination of the middle class, and the vast growth in income disparity this country has seen over the last 20 years.

Anyone else have an opinion on this one?

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