Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Abby Likes Teh Gays

Dear Abby has come out in support of LGBT people and marriage equality. Good for her. I've never really read her column (but will now), but she sounds like a really nice person:
"I believe if two people want to commit to each other, God bless 'em," the syndicated advice columnist told The Associated Press. "That is the highest form of commitment, for heaven's sake." ...

"I'm trying to tell kids if they are gay, it's OK to be gay. I've tried to tell families if they have a gay family member to accept them and love them as they always have," she said Friday.
The professional ex-gay and founder of The Parents Group was quick to condemn Abby in a press release featuring an interview, apparently, with himself:
Bennett, a former homosexual himself, now married almost 15 years to his wife and the father of his two children, said, "Sorry 'Dear Abby' - You are WRONG on this one!" ...

Bennett ended, "'Dear Abby,' stick to what little you know -- and forget about that which you don't. Encouraging young 'gay' men to accept themselves as such can lead to an early death. I wonder how you would respond to several of our Parents Group members, whose sons have died excruciating and painful deaths due to HIV/AIDS. Try comforting these inconsolable parents. What, I wonder, would you say to these distraught parents, 'Dear Abby'? Maybe, 'That's just life! You can do it! Get up now and move on!'
By the tone of his press release, I can imagine Bennett saying something like that last line in bold, but certainly not Abby. Thanks Abby!