Hutchison to vote against Kagan because she supported the gay ‘social agenda’ at Harvard

Ever since Kay Bailey Hutchison was whalloped in the Republican gubernatorial primary by Rick Perry, some have been holding out hope that our senior U.S. senator might get better on LGBT issues. After all, Hutchison may be eyeing retirement instead of re-election in 2012, so what does she have to lose politically? Given her moderate views on other social issues, such as abortion, some suspect Hutchison is personally more gay-friendly than her abysmal voting record indicates. She’s only voted against us consistently for the last 15 years, they say, because that’s the only way to get re-elected as a Republican in Texas.

Well, so much for that theory. Hutchison’s office never responded to our months-old inquiry about her position on the amendment that would repeal “don’t ask don’t tell,” but she’s been sending letters to gay constituents indicating she’ll oppose it. And now, she’s announced that she’ll vote against Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Why? Well, because Kagan supported the gays when she limited access to military recruiters at Harvard University based on her opposition to DADT. From Hutchison’s statement:

“Her decision on military recruiters while at Harvard gives evidence of her personal views instructing her professional decisions in order to promote a social agenda. I simply cannot reconcile Ms. Kagan’s sparse record and my concerns about whether she will be an impartial arbiter of the law and so I will oppose her appointment.”


—  John Wright

Pedophile priests: protected; Nun who saves life: excommunicated. Seems fair.

Bishop Thomas Olmsted
Bishop Thomas Olmsted

Priests who abuse children? Protected.

Nun who saves a life? Excommunicated.

In order to save the life of a critically ill woman who was pregnant, Sister Margaret McBride, an administrator at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, allowed an abortion, according to The Arizona Republic.

According to Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, she would be automatically excommunicated.

This same Bishop has refused communion to an autistic child. He has excommunicated three gay priests (who were accused of no wrongdoing other than being gay).

And while Sister McBride’s excommunication was instantaneous, the Vatican waited 10 years to defrock one Phoenix pedophile priest, according to Arizona Family. Defrocked, but never excommunicated.

Sister McBride was also demoted from her position as administrator.

While the mother “had a rare and often fatal condition in which a pregnancy can cause the death of the mother,” according to Catholic News USA, the bishop responded by saying, “An unborn child is not a disease.”

However, don’t people die from things other than disease?


—  David Taffet