Log Cabin Republicans: Obamacare Ad Promotes 'Gay Stereotypes'
Monday, 23 Dec 2013 01:41 PM
By Sandy Fitzgerald
A new pro-Obamacare advertisement, featuring shirtless men dancing to a parody song set to the tune of "Let it Snow," is full of offensive, gay stereotypes, complains the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights conservative group.
The ad was created by Out2Enroll, an organization formed to help homosexuals find health insurance coverage that works for their needs. But according to Mediaite, Log Cabin Republicans complain that it carries a message similar to "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson's homophobic comments that have drawn so much criticism from the left.
"This ad is also an example of the left promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers," the Log Cabin Republicans said in an online statement. "If anyone on the right made such a comparison, liberals would be apoplectic. At a time when left-wing propagandists are decrying Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson for equating homosexuality with promiscuity and deviance, Out2Enroll and others should take a look in the mirror and ask if the truth is that they are the ones responsible for promoting such harmful stereotypes."
The group has criticized Robertson for his statements, which got him suspended from the A & E reality show. But over the weekend, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director Gregory Angelo suggested a "Moonlight Summit" with Robertson to discuss their issues "like adults."
"Phil, you have your views and we have ours, but I think you’d be surprised how much we all have in common, and there’s no better gay folk out there to make that case than Log Cabin Republicans," Angelo said in a statement. "We’re conservative, we’re guided by our faith, and we believe in freedom of speech. Most important, we are all children of God; that’s the most important thing we have in common. So in the spirit of the season, let’s get together — your family and ours — raise a glass, and work this out.”
Robertson, however, also said over the weekend that he isn't going to back down from his statements likening homosexuality to bestiality, among other things, which he insisted was taken from scripture.
"Whether I said it or they read it, what's the difference? Robertson said. "The sins are the same. Humans haven't changed."