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Monday, October 16, 2006

Gay Bibles

So Condoleezza Rice recently swore in Mark Dybul as our new global AIDS coordinator, and during the ceremony she refered to Dybul's partner's mother as Dybul's "mother-in-law."

“I am truly honored and delighted to have the opportunity to swear in Mark Dybul as our next Global AIDS Coordinator,” Rice said. “I am pleased to do that in the presence of Mark’s parents, Claire and Richard, his partner, Jason, and his mother-in-law, Marilyn,” she said.

“You have a wonderful family to support you, Mark, and I know that’s always important to us. Welcome,” Rice said. [source]

A few people have mentioned that despite Rice's mistakes (and there are many), this was pretty cool of her. I agree - pretty darn cool.

Okay, so here's the fun part. So AMERICAblog pointed out this article from The American Family Association. It's insulting for, like, fifty-billion reasons (check out the quotes about letting a gay man head an AIDS program is like letting foxes in the henhouse - I'd be more offended if these people didn't make me laugh out loud).

This is my favorite part, though:

Dybul, who was confirmed by the Senate two months ago but was just sworn in due to scheduling conflicts with Secretary Rice and Mrs. Bush, is the nation's third openly homosexual ambassador. The other two no longer hold their positions. According to news reports, in all three cases the men's homosexual partners held the Bible on which the oath of office was sworn.

Oh, yeah, that's right: the AFA went there.

The government has allowed gays to hold Bibles.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Follow up

A few weeks ago, Cass posted about a blogger who wrote about her experience trying (and failing) to find a hospital willing to give her the emergency contraceptive.

Our thoughts are with her. She's pregnant.

Edit: Amanda on Pandagon wrote about this here.