-by Kid Bucket-
In a campaign full of “Really, Rick Perry? Really?” moments, this is one of the ones that really makes me dislike him more then I thought possible. After the Obama Administration decided it wanted to take a country’s treatment of LGBT citizens into account when deciding the amount of foreign aid they would receive, Rick Perry decided that this statement was Obama spitting in the face of every Christian in the entire country, and decided to release this statement of douchebaggery to counter Obama’s gayification of the world. Rick Perry is really here to save us, guys:
“Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights.
“This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop.
“I have proposed a foreign aid budget that starts at zero. From that zero baseline, we will consider aid requests based solely on America’s national security interests. Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money.
“But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.
“President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.”
I would like to point out that traditional American values include not doing anything when a country kills its gay citizens.
Thank fucking God I don’t live in traditional America.
If “Real-Americans” think that taking away money because gays are getting murdered is an endorsement of that lifestyle, they are even more deluded than I previously thought and it would be so very nice if they would pull their head out of their ass. But as everyone knows, that is never going to happen.
Also, Israel has the best record of gay and lesbian right in THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST, so the evangelicals getting their panties in a bunch and assuming that this means we would no longer help Israel have no idea what they are talking about.
But that is pretty much par for the course anyways.