Sean Hannity, in rebutting an article in the Huffington Post whose author stated that those opposed to Kevin Jennings are “big, old homophobes,” denied that homophobia had anything to do with the criticisms: “Not surprisingly, Miss Garry sat on the finance committee for Obama for America. She cites no evidence to suggest that criticism of Jennings by me or by anybody else was motivated by his sexual orientation. You know why? Because there is none.” As an openly gay member of congress, who is also subject to constant homophobic smears by the nice folks who post comments on a Murdoch website, once said, “on what planet do you spend most of your time?” While Hannity told the radically homophobic and otherwise other worldly member of congress, Steve King (Iowa) that he is a “libertarian” when it comes to people’s sexual mores, his attacks on Jennings were totally based on Jennings’ sexual orientation and to say otherwise is quite disingenuous. His “libertarian” comment came before allowing Rep. King to go on a homophobic tirade against Jennings! (History found here.) Not only is Hannity playing the victim; but he’s full of crap because today, on Fox Nation, there is yet another attack on Jennings and this attack is based on an article from a radical, homophobic, hate group which is attacking Jenning on the basis of his “association” with ACT UP and a nasty, bad art exhibit at Harvard.
“Mass Resistance” is, according to the SPLC, an official “hate group” – in the same category as the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church. A member of their group, Brian Cemenker, led a workshop at the recent American Taliban “Take Back America” Conference titled “How to Counter the Homosexual Extremist Movement.” Last year, one of their members was arrested, after a police chase, for taking unauthorized photos of high school students because he thought that was the venue for a meeting of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT youth. They even attacked Mitt Romney for being too tolerant of teh gay! So they’re now in a snit about a Harvard art exhibit that features ACT UP posters from the early days when ACT UP was trying to focus attention on a disease that was devastating the gay community. The exhibit, titled “ACT UP NEW YORK: ACTIVISM, ART, AND THE AIDS CRISIS, 1987–1993,” is an “exhibition of visual media in AIDS activism marks 20 year anniversary of the formation of ACT UP New York -- Premiere of the ACT UP Oral History Project.” As noted by Helen Molesworth, Harvard Art Museum’s Maisie K. and James R. Houghton Curator of Contemporary Art, “many of today’s generation have forgotten the imagery, the movement, and its importance. ‘It is so disturbing that there seems to be this real sense of cultural amnesia around this pivotal time’.”...(Remainder.)