Monday, October 04, 2004

Alan Keyes’s lesbian daughter:

Yes, it’s true. Here is her webpage. She has very interesting politics. Like her dad, (who she is campaigning for), she is adamantly pro-life. But in most other aspects of her politics, she seems to be a Chomsky-like anarchist/Marxist/leftist (part of that annoying crowd who are constantly making trouble protesting the IMF, World Bank, WTO and Republican Party meetings). I think she supports Nader for President. She said that if she attended the Republican convention, she would do so openly protesting the war.

I am not outing her. I would never be part of an outing campaign. She is already out. Alan Keyes’s own website is talking about this on the discussion boards.

For me the interesting thing is, after Keyes made his now infamous remarks about Dick Cheney’s lesbian daughter, I commented on this and referred to an earlier piece that I wrote about how Keyes’s mentor, Allan Bloom, was homosexual, noting the irony and hoping that when Keyes discusses homosexuality in such a stern and mean-spirited fashion, he would reflect on his relationship with Bloom, to make the issue sort of, “hit close to home.” But I had no freaking idea just how close to home Keyes’s comments about the VP’s daughter hit. He is in Cheney’s exact same position with a lesbian daughter of his own.

He knows about her sexual orientation, and doesn’t seem to be okay with it. She wrote:

"my parents and I were seriously not getting along and so we needed some time off from each other; the idea was that after a year of being a wonderful good helping-the-poor type person they would once again like me and therefore be willing to pay for my college I'm not so sure that part of it will work; despite the fact that I'm all about working for global justice THEY don't care about that, THEY only care that I am an evil dyke. And even if I am a charitable dyke I am still a dyke who KISSES GIRLS and especially with the gay marriage thing going on now that's at the front of their minds. "

Yet she still seems to have a close relationship with her parents (and honestly, I hope that family the best with this). She still has a home with them and is actively campaigning for her Dad. And irony of all ironies, in many of the campaign pictures that were featured on Keyes’s own website, she was wearing her gay-rainbow colored bracelet. But those pictures, alas, have been taken down.

Knowing this now really helps to put this remark by Keyes into perspective:

If my daughter were a lesbian, I'd look at her and say, 'That is a relationship that is based on selfish hedonism.' I would also tell my daughter that it's a sin, and she needs to pray to the Lord God to help her to deal with that sin.

When he said that, he knew that his daughter was a lesbian. That had to have been painful.

And finally, I must remark that Maya and her girlfriend make the cutest couple. They are just adorable, aren’t they?


jon said...

Surfing some of the Gay blogs today I stumbled onto your blog. I liked it! Thanks for the posts...

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