“Karl Rove has reconstructed the [Republican] party so that its core membership is that of evangelical Christians who believe politics should be governed by religious principles. These people can brook no compromise on the abortion issue and the gay issue. So they want a total ban on all abortions, and a constitutional ban on any legal protections for gay couples. Most Americans, however, want something far less drastic.”
– Andrew Sullivan writing in The Sunday Times, March 12, 2006.
“They run around Chicken Little-like, screaming, ‘Th’ homosex’shals is comin’! Th’ homosex’shals is comin’!” Meantime, people are ignorant in Appalachia, strung out in Miami, starving in Niger, sex slaves in India, mass-murdered in Darfur. Where is the Christian outrage about that? Just once, I’d like to read a headline that said a Christian group was boycotting to feed the hungry. Or marching to house the homeless. Or pushing Congress to provide the poor with healthcare worthy of the name. Instead, they fixate on keeping the gay in their place. Which makes me question their priorities. And their compassion. And their faith.”
– Leonard Pitts in a column published March 11, 2006 in the Detroit Free Press.
“In 2004 only 11 percent of blacks voted Republican and most of them did so secretly in a phenomenon that’s known as ‘voting on the down low.'”
– Jon Stewart on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, March 9, 2006.
“I’m sick of hearing that we need to take a more moderate course, to soften our stance on our demand for same-sex marriage, for equal rights. We’ve come a long way in the past few years, and to back down now is just weak and cowardly. I am so tired of our community coming from a weak position. The church taught us we are not worthy. It’s time we tell ourselves that we are.”
– Gay “ex-Baptist” Del Shores writing in the March, 14, 2006 issue of The Advocate.
“I had no suspicions whatsoever. He’s very masculine looking. It’s not like he had Barbra Streisand or show tunes on.”
– Amy Jo Remmele on finding out her husband was gay, as quoted by The New York Times, March 7, 2006.
“No, it just means I kissed Britney Spears. I am the mommy pop star and she is the baby pop star. And I am kissing her to pass my energy on to her.”
– Madonna on what she said when her daughter Lourdes asked if Madonna was gay because she’d kissed Britney Spears, as quoted by The Associated Press, March 7, 2006.