As much of the nation debates whether “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s biblical view of homosexuality is somehow offensive, the far left proponents of ObamaCare have released an ad that is an obvious affront to many in the gay community.
Considering the utter unpopularity of the healthcare law, advocacy groups have been resigned to producing a series of commercials targeted at the coveted young adult demographic. So far, the program’s meager enrollment numbers have come primarily from older, poorer recipients whose coverage leads to higher premiums for everyone else.
Out2Enroll, an organization that consists of homosexuals dedicated to increasing healthcare signups, recently released an ad that has sparked criticism from many viewers. The spot shows a group of shirtless men wearing underwear who frolic, dance, and hug one another in what might otherwise be considered a demeaning caricature of homosexuality.
Perhaps the group most vehemently opposed to the commercial is Log Cabin Republicans, an organization made up of homosexual members of the GOP. Executive Director Gregory Angelo ripped the advertisement as a crass stereotype of ordinary homosexuals.
“If anyone on the right made such a comparison,” he contended, “liberals would be apoplectic.”
Of course, many leftists see themselves as champions of homosexual causes, meaning they could not possibly offend any members of that group. Much as with blacks and other minority groups, though, gays do not all behave or vote in the same way.
While public displays of graphic promiscuity largely define homosexual proclivity, Angelo said many gays are outraged by the portrayal.
“At a time when leftwing propagandists are decrying Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for equating homosexuality with promiscuity and deviance,” he said, “Out2Enroll and other should take a look in the mirror and ask if the truth is that they are the ones responsible for promoting such harmful stereotypes.”
The ad, he continued, propagates the opinion that gays are “nothing more than sex-crazed lechers.”
In any case, Robertson’s message of Christian love and hope is far more respectful than this video’s portrayal of undressed men cavorting with each other while hawking a disastrous healthcare law.
None of these insulting depictions matter, though, to the leftist faithful who believe conservatives are only capable of being bigoted hatemongers.
–B. Christopher Agee
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