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Obama proclaims June National Gay Pride month — a whole month?

President Obama has declared June to be “National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride month” according to the White House website. For the same reason I refer to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as Obamacare, I’ll just call it “Gay Pride Month” for the purposes of this commentary. Although it’s not my intention to offend the lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders of the world, they no doubt will be.

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With that caveat out of the way, let’s get started.

Those having alternative sexual orientations and lifestyles preach to the rest of us ad nauseum that it’s something they can’t control — it’s just a part of their make-up — the way they were born.

I won’t belabor the point, but assuming this is true, it begs a question — why should we spend an entire month honoring someone for what they claim is an accident of birth? How about “National Brown-Eyed Girls Month?” Or maybe “National Red-Headed Persons Month?” Then there’s my personal favorite — “National Heterosexual Month.” These are all accidents of birth also, right?

I suppose I should be happy that Obama chose a 30-day month as opposed to a 31-day month for this purpose, but if he wanted to dedicate an entire month for the purpose, I’m thinking February would have been more appropriate, especially for the bisexuals. Think about it. Some years it’s 28 days and some years it’s 29. See my point?

But more than that, the president is giving gays an entire month in which to be honored. On the other hand, we recognize mothers but for only one day a year, as we do dads. Being a parent isn’t a state we’re born into. It’s something we aspire to and dedicate a huge chunk of our lives to. It somehow doesn’t seem fair.

However, our military, thankfully, gets two days, but to be recognized in one of them — Memorial Day — one has to pay the ultimate sacrifice. And again, this is something someone chooses — not born into.

Please understand, I don’t wish to mock gays and all the rest — I just don’t see the necessity in elevating them above, say, brown-eyed girls. Plus, as a friend noted to me, “Brown-Eyed Girls Month” would at least have a cool theme song.

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