How Come Nobody Is Thanking Ann Coulter For Getting GOProud To Ditch Gay Marriage Support?

We all know Ann Coulter has taken credit for convincing GOProud to lose an notion of a pro-marriage equality stance. "You're welcome America," she said on Hannity last night. But just like every other demographic she latches on to, Coulter is using gays as pawns in her war against liberals, who she continues to insist are obsessed with nothing but "destroy the family so that you have one loyalty, and that is to the state." See, "liberals don't care about blacks, they don't care about women, they don't care about gays." But hey, at least she didn't reserve the vitriol for the right: "Republican primary voters for some reason refuse to do any research before voting. They vote for the name of anyone they've ever heard before."

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—  David Taffet

Anti-war activist and LGBT ally Cindy Sheehan takes controversial position on DADT repeal

Cindy Sheehan

Activist Cindy Sheehan came out against the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Sort of.

Ever since I first met Cindy Sheehan in 2004, she has been controversial. She was the first Gold Star Mom โ€” the mother of a fallen soldier โ€” to come out publicly against the war in Iraq. When I interviewed her then, I asked what her goal was. At the time, her main focus was that what happened to her shouldn’t happen to another mother.

She rapidly became the center of the small anti-war movement. For her efforts, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

After she demanded a meeting with President George Bush, who refused to meet with her or any other Gold Star Mom, she camped out in a ditch off Prairie Chapel Road outside the Bush “ranch” in Crawford, about 19 miles from Waco.

“Camp Casey,” named after her son who was killed, moved from the ditch to Bush’s backdoor neighbor’s property. That neighbor couldn’t stand the president or his policies either.

In today’s Al Jezeera, Sheehan wrote, “Don’t go, don’t kill.” She makes the interesting argument that the gay rights movement, which is a human rights movement, shouldn’t measure progress based on anything related to the military. She emphasizes that she is as much a marriage-equality advocate as she is a peace activist.

She reasonably asks whether enacting the bill “is going to stop the current systemic harassment of gays in the military?”

Her choice of forum is as controversial as she is. Her opinion is interesting and worth debating. She’s really saying โ€” of course gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve. And now that you have the right, don’t do it.

When Sheehan was in Dallas for the protest against the groundbreaking of the Bush Library, she told me she’s thinking of a run for president. She promised we’d be among the first to know when she makes her decision.

—  David Taffet