Lately the McCain campaign has been attempting to hammer home the idea that American’s should question Barack Obama’s character and judgment based on a tenuous at best association with William Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, an organization that performed a series of bombings in the late 60′s in violent protest to the Vietnam war. McCain and Palin want American’s wondering whether or not Obama has the same radical views as those of the unrepentant but reformed domestic terrorist.
So, this begs the question. In a nation where the Justice system is supposed to be based on the principle that your innocent until proven guilty, is it fair, in a presidential election, to try and pin the radical beliefs of one man on a candidate simply because they happen to live in the same neighborhood and both worked on some of the same education boards?
When people ask why young gay teens are killing themselves you can point them to tweets like this one from the National Organization for Marriage.
It?s attitudes like this that create the feeling that society will not accept gay people as valuable human beings on par with everyone else in society. It?s this attitude that drives young people to take their own lives. It?s also attitudes like those pushed by the hate mongers at mis-named site ?American?s for Truth About Homosexuality?.