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Cindy McCain Takes Jab at John’s Gay Rights Stance in Absurd Ad

Posted on November 13 2010 11:00 am
Walter Hudson is a political commentator and co-founder of Minnesota's North Star Tea Party Patriots, a statewide educational organization. He runs a blog entitled Fightin Words. He also contributes to True North, a hub of Minnesotan conservative commentary. Follow his work via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain, has joined a handful of celebrities in a new “anti-bullying ad” by a gay advocacy group. Coverage of the ad has thus far been focused on the significance of Mrs. McCain’s direct opposition to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), a policy her husband supports. However, that detail is a sideshow detracting from a more crucial point. The ad demonstrates the intellectual dishonesty of the radical gay movement.

Before we consider the ad’s content, it is incumbent upon us to reflect upon what bullying is and what it is not. A bully is someone who intimidates weaker people. Therefore, when we say someone has been bullied, we are implying they are relatively weak. It is important to acknowledge this, because the professed objective of the “gay rights” movement is to promote the “equality” of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people. That’s a tough task when you start by classifying them as powerless.

More to the point, if bullying is a legitimate problem, there are legal and administrative solutions available in states and schools throughout the country which all people have access to regardless of their sexual orientation. Given that, the objective of an “anti-bullying ad” ought to be to affect behavior through argument and rhetorical appeal. Instead, this ad advocates for specific changes in public policy, representing the status quo as “bullying” in and of itself.

The ad’s thesis is therefore, the law bullies, a sentiment which is likely shared by every prison inmate in the country. Indeed, the law is inherently discriminatory and enforced with disproportionate strength. It could not function otherwise.

The ad begins with a series of statistics which set the stage for the appeal to follow.

9 out of 10 LGBT students have been bullied in school this year alone.

The harassment has caused two-thirds of these students to feel unsafe, and 28% of them to drop-out.

Bullying has led to an epidemic of LGBT teen suicides that have sent shockwaves through the community.

There are over 30,000 suicides each year. That’s one suicide every 17 minutes.

You get the idea, or at least you think you do. If you think these drop-out and suicide figures are merely due to direct peer harassment, you have overlooked the real culprit – your church, your votes, your principles and values. McCain and company elaborate.

Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future. They can’t get married. They can’t donate blood. They can’t serve our country openly. They’re not even allowed to adopt in certain states.

What are these kids supposed to think? They’re being shown by the adults in our country that there are no solutions to their problems. What’s worse, these laws that legislate discrimination teach bullies that what they’re doing is acceptable.

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