Sunday, March 06, 2005

Romney's Getting It from Both Sides

Gov. Mitt Romney can't win. First, we remind everyone of his support of the homosexual agenda in our schools, and his failure to halt same-sex "marriage". Now Boston's GLBT newspaper, Bay Windows, is dredging up other fun stuff on the Gov. See "Mitt Romney's Secret Gay History!" (3/3/05) :

"During his 2002 gubernatorial run his campaign distributed bright pink flyers during Pride that declared 'Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride weekend! All citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual preference.' Romney also argued that he would not only support gay friendly policies but would fight on behalf of the gay community to secure benefits such as domestic partner benefits and hospital visitation rights for same-sex couples."

Back in 1994, when he ran for Senate against Ted Kennedy, Romney promised, "as we seek to establish full equality for America's gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent" [i.e., Kennedy].

Regarding the Boy Scouts, Romney said in the 1994 debate, "I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." This reminded us that as head of the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002, Romney barred the Boy Scouts from their traditional participation in the festivities. David Bresnahan reported in MassNews (6/18/02):

"[Romney] made it clear that the Boy Scouts would not be a part of the Olympics as they had traditionally been throughout modern Olympic history. There would be no Scouts in uniform for the public or press to see. Romney wanted no complaints from the homosexual community or the world press. In every past Olympics, regardless of host country, the local Scouts have participated in some way -- in uniform. In fact, some of the past Olympics even used Scouts in uniform to present the awards to the Olympians.

"Romney was very careful to eliminate the Boy Scouts from view. He appeased them by permitting Scouts to perform litter cleanup of Olympic sites before the Games began, and to help with putting up and taking down of security fences. All out of view of the public and the media. He also very cleverly made sure the homosexual activist community were invited to participate in the Olympics in a meaningful way that they would brag about.

"The homosexual website from the United Kingdom did that very thing on January 30, just before the games began. An article read by homosexuals all over the world proclaimed: 'Winter Olympics First To Welcome Gays'. 'The Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, next month will be the first to open its arms to the gay community. Organisers [sic] of the 2002 Winter Olympics have actively gone out to get the gay community involved.' "