The star of the ’70s show “Good Times” and the man who made the word “Dy-no-mite” and integral part of the era is not a fan of same-sex marriage, according to a recent interview posted on CNN.
CNN: You’re also against gay marriage.
Walker: Yeah I am. There’s just certain traditions that need to be upheld. I’ll give you the other side of it, no it doesn’t affect me, no it doesn’t change my life. There’s just traditions that need to be dealt with. I’m a believer that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is not worth the war. The gay lobby is very loud. I’m totally against it.
In 100 years from now, people are going to go, ‘Who was against gay marriage?’ And I’ll be one of those idiots and say, ‘That’s me.’ I’m just against it on moral grounds, that’s it. I’m as much a heathen as anybody. I just don’t believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don’t like it, I don’t accept it.
So, there you have it: The mind of JJ Walker places heathen activities above gays “on moral grounds.”
Logic, it seems, might not be one of his strong suits.
The Boy Scouts pf America will continue with its exclusionary, anti-gay policy, an 11-member panel affirmed today, according to a report from the Associated Press. No gays will be allowed to take part in Boy Scout activities, the panel ruled.
An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts,” the organization’ national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.
Smith said the committee, comprised of professional scout executives and adult volunteers, was unanimous in its conclusion — preserving a long-standing policy that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and has remained controversial ever since.
The announcement comes on the heels of a massive Change.org petition urging Boy Scouts to adopt a policy of acceptance.
The Boy Scouts long tradition of discrimination also stands in stark contrast with the diversity embraced by Girl Scouts of America.
Barney Frank and his partner of 7 years tied the knot on Saturday in Massachusetts, the New York Times reports.
… in vows written by the couple, Mr. Frank and Mr. Ready pledged to love each other “on MSNBC or on Fox” and “in Congress or in retirement,” a reference to Mr. Frank’s decision not to seek another term.
The wedding was attended by several of Frank’s colleagues in Congress including minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who called the timing of the marriage appropriate for a Fourth of July weekend.
“It’s about expanding freedom,” she said. “This opportunity was a long time coming.”