Reader Brad writes:
Sherri Shepherd is engaged!
Why should someone authoring a political blog care about this? Hear me out.
Sherri Shepherd of The View. Yes, that’s her. I watched just after the Obama election as she told America through tears that the election of an African-American President created a moment when she was able to tell her niece that finally she could “be anything she wanted to be.” She was saying that the election of a black President meant symbolically that little black children are equal to everyone else.
I cried with her. I felt the joy of the moment.
Then, not that long after that tearful moment, I tuned into The View and watched as the same Sherri Shepherd talked about how her pastor might be put in jail if gay marriage were allowed in California.
I felt betrayed. In Sherri’s America all minorities should be equal to everyone else……unless you are gay. THAT minority should be denied rights such as marriage and the litany of rights that go along with marriage. She actually looked at the camera and said, “I don’t want to see my pastor arrested and put in jail.”
So, back to why you should care and should report on this…. Sherri is joyously announcing her engagement, a right that she HAS and that gay people do not. And, she used her somewhat sizeable media exposure to spread fear instead of truth and contributed to irrational fear and bigotry winning out on Proposition 8 in California.
So forgive me if I can’t get excited about her engagement. She is exercising a right that she has helped to deny others. She is spreading fear and misinformation. That makes her an enemy of gay America.
That’s why we should care. She has the audience and she’s misusing it to hurt us by spreading fear and misinformation. She’s not our friend.
You’ll recall that she’s the same person who thought the earth was flat. More on her homophobic rantings here.