Always first to address the most real and pressing problems of the nation, some Democratic Senators are drawing up legislation … to apologize to gays.
Not to any specific gays, but just to gayness in general.
The Los Angeles Blade reports that Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) are readying a first-ever resolution calling on the Senate to admit and apologize for governmental discrimination against LGBTQ federal workers and military personnel over the last 70 years.
The two senators’ actions are being guided by the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., an LGBTQ group that researches the federal government’s decades-long policy of banning LGBTQ people from federal jobs and serving in the U.S. military and removing them when they are found out to be “sexually diverse.”
The Mattachine Society, together with international law firm McDermott Will & Emery, prepared a detailed 28-page report on the U.S. government’s history of what it calls discrimination and persecution of sexually abnormal federal workers and military service members.
“This wholesale purging left tens of thousands in financial ruin, without jobs, with personal lives destroyed, and, in many cases, completely estranged from their own families,” the paper states.
The paper points out that over the past three decades Congress has officially apologized on six different occasions for U.S. mistreatment of other groups, though the groups are ethnic and not based on chosen sexual conduct: the enslavement of African Americans, the failure to enforce anti-lynching laws to protect African Americans, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the mistreatment of Native Hawaiians, the mistreatment of Native Americans, and government policies of exclusion of Chinese immigrants.
“The LGBT actually owes an apology to America,” countered Martin Mawyer, president of Christian Action Network. “Only the abortion industry has done more to destroy innocent human lives than the LGBT movement, with its use of deadly lies, fictitious narratives and deceitful rhetoric.”
“They do not need nor deserve an apology from America,” Mawyer said. “An apology, if offered at all, shouldn’t come from the federal government, but from their parents and teachers who failed to teach them the most basic lessons in science, biology and the reproductive system.”