The folks at Agape Press are not happy with Patricia Todd’s victory or with the “pro-homosexual” blogs that helped spread the word about her campaign. Their alarmist rhetoric is designed to widen the supposed rift between blacks and gays. How Christian of them…
The Democratic Party has always been a hodge-podge collection of misfit toys, but this is especially true in the Bible Belt. To be a Democrat in the South is the equivalent to being a Republican in Hollywood. For the most part, Southern success and the party of the donkey have not walked hand in hand. [Gosh, really? Last time I checked, the Alabama legislature had a Democratic majority.] Because of this political development, Democratic Party politics became more about power than principle — and the number-one question is who will sit at the helm of the Democrats’ southern Titanic?
Ever since Bull Conner turned on the fire hoses in Selma, blacks have answered that question. Blacks were to the Dixie Democrats as sweet tea is to the South; and for almost half a century, blacks in the South enjoyed a hegemonic reign — that is, until the arrival of the homosexuals.
With the rise of gay activists in Democratic politics, it was only a matter of time before gays below the Mason-Dixon Line attempted to flex their political muscle and challenge the prominence of the party’s black leaders. And with primary election of the homosexual lobby’s lesbian lieutenant — Patricia Todd — the Democrats’ Bull Run followed.
My goodness. How can these intensely straight people be such drama queens?
After days of party in-fighting, the Alabama Democrats voted to keep Todd on the ballot and recognize her win. Nevertheless, this split caught the eye of Howard Dean, who monitored the situation closely. While Democratic National Committee spokesperson Damian Lavera stressed that DNC rules prevented national interference in such matters, pro-homosexual bloggers [that would be me] were giddy with the news that Dean had called eight times during the meeting and been on the phone with Yellowhammer Democrats all week.
Now let’s be sure to stir up fear of the marauding gays who are on a quest to overrun state government.
Understand this — the homosexual lobby is on a quest to raise its rainbow flag over every state house in the Union. Blacks in the South are now learning this lesson, for their party is on the receiving end of a forcible makeover. Make no mistake, Todd was a trophy candidate; a candidate funded by the gay lobby, and her victory signals the Democratic wind is blowing in a new direction. Gays in, blacks out. [Because we all know that you can't have both. And I guess the folks at Agape Press don't know that there are black gay people.]
And here’s the call for backlash. These people must have been talking to Frank Matthews.
…This sneeze will soon give the DNC a terrible cold. Traditionalists must recognize this rift and bring the message of traditional values to the newly dejected black southern Democrat. Traditionalists must offer blacks a new home by using the issues of marriage protection, life, and school choice. Traditionalists must show southern blacks there is an alternative to the Democratic Machine — that it is a reason to break ranks with the likes of the NAACP.
Traditionalists must seize the day today, for tomorrow will be too late. As Alabama has taught us, no state — red or otherwise — can be taken for granted.
Yes, because we all know that traditionalists have always been concerned about civil rights and guaranteeing people of color their place at the table. Oh, no — wait — they really haven’t.
Pam has some thoughts as well.