Despite the operative issues with Healthcare.gov and the unforgivable technical compromises during rollout of the ACA (which I’ve experienced), I still get my hackles raised when the machines of hatred against the ACA roll over whole classes of people in their rush to find the worst in the law.
The issue that sticks in my craw is when both right-wing Christians and LGBT people exercise a selective puritan disgust against gay-inclusive expressions such as this:
Of course, those with anti-Obamacare sentiments already have their reasons for viewing this video with disgust – to them, it is “pandering” of the “worst” kind. Similarly, for those who are both pro-Obamacare and fearful of the White House’s every stumble and misstep toward wider healthcare coverage, the video is simply marketing through an independent third party to a target demographic.
But then the Log Cabin Republicans, the LGBT wing of the GOP, have their own charge against the ad:
“Today Log Cabin Republicans, the only LGBT advocacy organization on the Obamacare Repeal Coalition, denounced a video advertisement by Out2Enroll exploiting gay stereotypes to encourage gay men to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.
This cynical ad betrays the depths Obamacare advocates will sink to in order to pad their pathetic enrollment numbers,” Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo declared. “As a self-proclaimed ’fierce advocate’ of gay equality, President Obama would do well to distance himself from this nonsense and denounce it immediately. This ad is also an example of the left promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers. 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.”
Sex-crazed? Lechers? Am I even looking at the same video as Angelo and his outfit?
The video shows underwear models and gym bunnies prancing around the set to music and flirting with each other. It’s freakin’ yaoi, ya’ll!
But of course, this video makes Sodahead users and readers of National Review Online, FrontPageMag, Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, NewsMax, TheBlaze, DailyCaller, and the outlets of right-wing Christian America want to “vomit” to see young adult men – oh, excuse me, “PERVERTS” – prancing around, but not the irregularly-employed video vixens who populate hip-hop, country and rock music videos.
If men’s rights activists would have any objection to how men are oppressed in this society, I would offer how these men are treated by their fellow males when they show their bodies on camera.
Finally, the titles of these articles indicate that the writers and their benefactors find it very difficult to ascertain when an organization is operating independently or in association with a government entity. Out2Enroll is, for the last time, NOT a government agency.
Once again, someone ruins a silly advert with their own projections, insecurities and hypocrisy.
Just to at least support the imagery of beautiful adult men of all shades of color, I’m plugging Out2Enroll for my readers to peruse.