UPDATE: THE CHICKENSHIT EDITION: Cindy McCain Anti-bullying of LGBT Teens Ad
by Gilbert Keith
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In a new video condemning anti-gay bullying, Cindy McCain, wife of former presidential candidate John McCain, spoke out against the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy – despite the fact that her husband is currently leading the charge to filibuster its repeal in the Senate.
“They can’t serve our country openly,” McCain says, adding, “our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens, why shouldn’t [bullies]?” This isn’t the first time McCain has publicly sparred with her husband over gay rights: In January 2010, McCain and her daughter, Meghan, appeared in an ad campaign for the same organization, which was formed in protest to the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state.
Article from CBS News.
Update: HERE IS A COMPLETE U-TURN
Cindy McCain, the Arizona Republican Senator’s wife, made huge headlines across the country Thursday when she joined once again with the gay activist NoH8 Campaign, bucking her husband’s fervent stance against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” andcame out in support of repeal. But late Friday night, in a dramatic about-face, Cindy McCain issued a statement via Twitter, “I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part of it. But I stand by my husband’s stance on DADT.”
This was not a nuanced clarification, but a total repudiation of what was being characterized as a brave stance. Now, she will have to endure the scorn of the seventy-eight percent of Americans who want “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repealed, and those who see a woman chose her husband’s dwindling career over honor and protection of vulnerable children.
New York Times: Cindy McCain Calls for Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask’
Tomorrow’s headlines will not be kind.
“Did she lie today or lie yesterday? Either way, she’s a liar, and she should be removed from the NOH8 video because, as of right now, Cindy McCain is a hater. Not to mention, great message she just sent to gay youth. If someone pressures you, cave and support hate.
“Her lying homophobic face needs to be yanked from that video immediately.”
Worse, what message is she and her bigoted, controlling husband, sending to children around the world, about equality, and about the bounds of marriage?