jueves, 12 de agosto de 2004

Gay New Jersey Gov. Resigns

Today, the Democrat governor of New Jersey, James E. McGreevey, resigned for having an extramarital affair. Not only that, but it was a gay affair with one of his political aides. The aide, Golan Cipel, is going to file a civil suit against McGreevey citing sexual harrassment.

I have two issues with this situation. First, McGreevey isn't actually resigning until Nov. 15th. Why is he waiting that long? Because if he were to resign today, it would force a gubernatorial election this November, which would drive more Republicans to the ballot box in support of the Republican candidate, which in turn means, more votes for President Bush, which means, New Jersey could go for Bush. By delaying the resignation, McGreevey is trying to ensure that New Jersey goes for Kerry. If McGreevey really felt bad about what he did and truly wanted the forgiveness of his family, don't you think he would resign today? If I was in trouble of losing my family, I wouldn't care who my state voted for for president.

The second issue I have, is that gay activist groups are disapointed with his decision to resign. Fox News reports, "Gay rights groups said it was unfortunate that McGreevey felt the need to resign. 'Being open about one’s sexual orientation in public life should not preclude them serving their communities or their country,' said Chuck Wolfe, president of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of openly gay and lesbian public officials."

They think this is unfortunate? They think he is resigning BECAUSE he is gay? That just goes to show how little gay activist groups care about morality. McGreevey isn't resigning because he is gay, he's resigning because he cares about the well-being of his family and realizes that his affair has severely hurt his family. I applaud his decision to resign. I can't say that about Clinton. We need public officials who exhibit integrity, not who get caught up in scandals. It was an unfortunate decision to cheat on his family, but what the gay community doesn't seem to understand, is that there are consequences for our actions. They obviously don't seem concerned over the fact that he broke his promise to his wife, that he has forever changed the lives of his children and hurt those he loves most. All they care about is getting an openly gay person to be governor. They don't care about him, his family, or morals, all they care about is pushing their agenda. They are only concerned with making homosexuality seem normal and acceptable behavior. And they wonder why so many people are hostile to their agenda!

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