Yesterday, the governor of New Jersey resigned stating that he was gay. Here’s some snippets and my commentary:
“My truth is that I am a gay American,” McGreevey said Thursday at a news conference with his second wife by his side. He described decades of sexual confusion that dogged him through two marriages and ultimately led him to an act he called “wrong, foolish and inexcusable.”
“Gay American”? Is that the latest attempt to co-opt the idea that criticism of the homosexual lifestyle is a racist claim?
A Roman Catholic, McGreevey had a daughter with his first wife, Kari, who lives in British Columbia with the child. He has another daughter with his current wife. Rasmussen declined to answer any questions about the future of McGreevey’s marriage.
Again, one hopes that for the sake of his family and for all families with people struggling with this sin, this man will be a good example and seek help.
New Jersey residents expressed disbelief at the news. “We thought it was a joke,” said Jeanne Montana, who heard the announcement on her car radio on the way to Atlantic City.
Again, see what’s going on here– the people trusted so much in this governor not being homosexual they thought it was a joke.
Gay rights groups expressed support and compassion for McGreevey, but their reactions were tinged with sorrow because McGreevey announced his resignation just as he became the nation’s first openly gay governor.
Do you see how they react. You can almost see “support for his coming out” and “compassion because of all that he’s going through.” And then the BUT. Why are they sorry? Are they sorry because of what this has done to his family? No. Sorry that the first openly gay governor is resigning.
“It is a very sad to thing to watch. It is kind of stunning, sad to me that in 2004 people are still having to struggle because of homophobia in society to come to terms with who they are,” said Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal.
No where in this article did it state that anyone was afraid of homophobia. No, the reactions were those of distrust, talking about a person who breaks vows, has affairs and scandals. In a land tired of scandals, they didn’t need one more.
Look at the reactions, the desires of the different groups. Pray for this governor and his family. Speak out about the fact that this is wrong, not something to be celebrated. React to this message!