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Monday, August 08, 2005

Unsurprisingly, Family Research Council finds special treatment for gay/lesbian businesses yucky

The Catholic World News reports that a Christian think-tank is keeping a close eye on welfare moms! homosexual business owners and the government's decision to give "preferential treatment."

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, reports that he wrote to Interior Secretary Gale Norton, requesting an explanation for an agreement struck by the Interior Department with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The agreement would give homosexual and lesbian business owners access to funding that Congress has established for "small and disadvantaged businesses."

"Beyond the obvious question of whether [gay and lesbian business owners] are actually 'disadvantaged,'" Perkins observed, "there is no basis whatsoever in federal law for such special treatment."
Ah, yes, because in no way does being openly homosexual present a possible problem for a business -- for instance, in the town where Mr. Perkins lives. Granted, none of us homosexuals would be disadvantaged if we kept our little lifestyle preferences to ourselves -- or better, got straight! Whoohoo! Who needs funding when, dude, it's so easy to stop being someone discriminated against?



Blogger Harper said...

Good links! This was an interesting read.

10:09 PM


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