Obama's Gay Night Out Brings Sullivan, Phelps TogetherS

Once in a great while, ideological opponents find themselves on the same side of a debate. And, though both parties find one another repulsive, that's what's happening, however tenuously, with Andrew Sullivan and those "God Hates Fags" crazies.

The issue at hand: President Obama's plans to address elitist gay group Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner in DC. Now, some of you may not be hip to Obama's same-sex politics, but that's okay: they don't amount to much.

Despite all those campaign promises, the Big O's dragging his feet on, well, basically every important LGBT policy. And that lackadaisical approach has many, like Sullivan, arguing that Obama's simply in it for that sweet, sweet gay dough:

In some ways, Obama's fealty to the big gay lobby rather than to the real gay community is testimony to why Democratic party politics remain repulsive to me. HRC has achieved nothing substantive for gay equality on a federal level in the twenty years I've been observing them.
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If Obama wants to support gay equality, he knows what to do.... So spare us the schmoozing and the sweet-talking and do it. Until then, Mr president, why don't you have a nice steaming cup of shut-the-fuck-up?

Sullivan's not alone in wagging a finger at this weekend's event.

The rag tag Westboro Baptist Church, which was founded by the scary Fred Phelps and has a knack for getting press, announced that it will also wag a finger, and some questionable placards. That's no surprise. Nor is their hateful press release, which comes awfully close to Sullivan's criticism:

You stupid fags think Obama gives a darn about you? No, he hates you. He is going to use your money and your resources and then when he shows himself for what he is, he will merely destroy you along with the rest of this nation of self-loathing hypocrites.

Their release, however, does top Sullivan in one respect (other than the national damnation bit): it delves into the event's dinner menu: "What, you're going to have an all the feces you can eat bufet [sic]? YUCK!"

Yuck is right! What self-respecting gay eats feces from a buffet? How pedestrian!