Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Homosexual Activists Demean Reagan; Defile White House

The White House is a place where Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and others made the most monumental decisions about war and peace. Right, left, center, Republican, Democrat, Independent — Americans of every political stripe respect the White House for what it represents. And that is why today’s news is so disturbing.

A Philadelphia columnist has broken a story [WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE], now picked up by Drudge, that attendees at last week’s White House Gay Pride reception used the event as an opportunity to pose for photos under the portrait of Ronald Reagan, in which they displayed their hatred for him.

They gave Reagan “the finger,” and then proudly posted these pictures on their Facebook pages. A lesbian couple thought it was really cute to make out under Reagan’s portrait. All this took place while the Marine Corps Band played Barbara Streisand songs popular in the so-called “homosexual community.”

Ronald Reagan was one of the most decent men I have known in my entire life. He was a strong conservative who battled the left. But he never allowed his strong convictions to lead him to hate or disrespect his opposition.

Reagan had such reverence for the White House that he always wore his jacket in the Oval Office. In his White House, any group of conservatives or anyone else who demeaned a previous president with obscene gestures or any other unacceptable behavior would have been escorted out immediately!

While watching “Jeopardy” this week, I saw Michelle Obama taking great pride in the fact that Americans regard the White House as “the people’s house.” And so it is, which is why this story is so shocking.

I know President Obama is not a fan of Ronald Reagan. But he has a tremendous opportunity to transcend partisanship by immediately apologizing to the American people for the inexcusable behavior of the individuals involved. He should also denounce the vitriol and hatred that is so evident in their pictures and comments.

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