I am constantly struck dumb by the hypocrisy of those ultra-right wingers. Why am I surprised? I mean, it’s to be expected, isn’t it?
Anyway. Remember when that nutcase Alan Keyes said that gay people like Mary Cheney were “selfish hedonists”? (Don’t get me started — I think she is selfish for supporting people who want to eliminate people like her. Selfish or deluded.)
Well, then he said: “if my daughter were a lesbian, I’d look at her and say, ‘That is a relationship that is based on selfish hedonism.’ I would also tell my daughter that it’s a sin and she needs to pray to the Lord God to help her deal with that sin.”
Now Maya Keyes — liberal, lesbian and a little lost — finds herself out on her own. She says her parents — conservative commentator and perennial candidate Alan Keyes and his wife, Jocelyn — threw her out of their house, refused to pay her college tuition and stopped speaking to her.
Maya, 19, says her parents cut her off because of who she is — “a liberal queer.” Tomorrow, she will take her private dispute with her dad into the open. She is scheduled to make her debut as a political animal, speaking at a rally in Annapolis sponsored by Equality Maryland, the state’s gay rights lobby.
She plans to talk about “what it was like for me growing up as a liberal queer in a very conservative household. I’ve known so many other people in a position like mine, where their families really don’t want much to do with them. Maybe I can help by talking about it.”
Here’s a question for all you devout conservative fundamentalists: if homosexuality is a choice or caused by your environment, what was it about Dick Cheney or Alan Keyes that turned their daughters gay?