Friday, April 16, 2010

Obama Orders Hospital Visits For Gays

I heard about this first last night on Facebook. The fact that I learn whats happening in this country through Facebook is kinda weird, right? Nonetheless, after countless accounts of gay couples being discriminated against during the most heartbreaking times in their lives, the President has finally issued an executive order to prevent this from happening any further. The fact of the matter is, there is no law in several states that required hospitals to allow gay couples to be with one another during critical times in the hospital. Of course, those are also the states that are generally Red conservative states. Surprised? Powers of attorney do not always work as demonstrated in the video of the article. Its kinda crazy that something like this needs to be ordered by the President but then again, when you look at all the people who whole heartily hates gay people for whatever religious or (un)moral upbringing, this is what needs to happen.

When I first heard about this and read the articles on the various news sites, I thought to myself, how can anyone be against this. This is simply about human compassion and allowing others to see their loved one when it matters most. No one should be denied this right. So I read through the comments on the articles on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. Well, I guess I shouldnt be as surprised as I am, but I was quite shocked at what I found.

Now everyone knows that MSNBC is a more liberal news station, CNN is more moderate, and Fox News is far right. While I do watch all 3 channels and read all their websites, I do feel Fox News is the most biased. Their viewer base is generally pretty conservative and you generally run into your uneducated red neck here that hates the gays, liberals, and anyone who doesnt believe in their Christian values. And the comments in Fox News's article about Obama's order definitely show this. On MSNBC and CNN, the comments were all fairly positive with a few people stating their displeasure with this order. Which I would consider normal. However upon reading the comments on Fox, basically every comment was pretty hard for me to read. They were so hate filled against this measure and against gay people. For every ten negative comments there would be one positive one. Most of the people who commented, clearly uneducated on the topic, kept stating that Power of Attorneys should prevent anyone from being denied visitation rights. However, Obama issued the order, because this does not always work as clearly shown on CNNs article. Fox just so happened to not give any specific examples of when this happened as to further the ignorance of its loyal viewers. *Rolls eyes*

So I posted some of the negative reaction that is being thrown about on the Fox News article. Sometimes these are hard to read because these people are indirectly talking about me. As much as I wish everyone could accept me and who I love, I know that will never be. I surround myself with people who are accepting and love me know matter what. So I sort of put myself into a bubble and sometimes forget that people out there would put a bullet through my skull if it were legal on the simple fact that I am gay. Fox News puts me back into reality when I go to their site and read what they and their viewers have to say. Just take a look...

i suppose thats aweful dying of aids. your partner should have the right to pull the plug.
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:55 AM
We don't need Obama mandating again. Pretty soon, it will be like China mandating how many children each Chinese family is allowed to have. Is Mao a hero to Obama too? God saves America.
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:47 AM
I say get them an island somewhere ship them out to the island and set them free to do as they want. the GAYS that is.
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:05 AM
getacampsiteNew York
a whole bunch of twisted people who want to do weird stuff to one another have more rights then I do, good job Obama what other filth group you going to give more rights to? pedofiles allowed on playgrounds next?
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:52 AM
This issue is FAR greater than gay visitation - this is a new incursion by the dictator Obama using the link of federal medicare and medicaid funding to justify intrustion into state and private rights, much like the transportation department would deny highway funding to states that do not toe their line on speed limits and the like. FRIGHTENING. Obama "mandates" like a dictator. With this logic there is NOTHING the federal government - Obama- cannot dictate in our lives. NOTHING.
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:23 AM
Why does queers think they need special rights , just to make a scene, never have seen a hospital deny visitors and if they aren't immediate family they don't deserve more rights than normal people, where does it stop , they should have same rights as anyone else and no more follow the rules like we all do , what is this country coming to, next thing is making all the illegals have rights, ship them back and if obamma was half the president he would like us all to think he is he would start with his aunt and set an example so we can believe him lets get back to normal world people
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 5:38 AM
How about for farm animals, and dogs with an affinity for peanut butter?
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 3:27 AM


Anonymous said...

I'm glad I can laugh at these comments. Sorry that you take these more to heart than I do but I truly believe these people are becoming more and more the minority and will alienate themselves from society because they can't adapt and evolve.

Anonymous said...

You know - this topic really shows that the far right are a bunch of hate filled people. They criticize Obama for taking away people's rights. But when he gives people - everyone in the country in this case - additional rights, he's called a socialist. How does that work?

So now every red-neck can have cousin Skeeter visit them in the ICU and make life or death decisions for them - if they want to. How is that a bad thing?

And this somehow translates into gays having more rights than the average person. These guys really just hate people. They hate gays because we're - well gay. They hate Obama because he's black.

I guess the next argument will be that Obama is a socialist because he refuses to take away the right for two consenting adults to have a relationship with each other.

I mean - yes some of these comments are funny. Just because of the grammar and spelling alone. But it's really quite sad when you realize that a large number of people really believe this.

Well - at least we live in a country where people can speak freely about what they believe. No matter how stupid it is.