D.L. Hughley calls himself a comedian in his Twitter bio, so we’ll take his word for it. His method of arguing for gay rights is a bit short on laughs, though. He called conservative blogger Sister Toldjah a “hooker” after she took issue with his characterization of Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy as a racist. Tolerance, right? So what better way to argue for the lifting of a ban on gay Boy Scouts and scout leaders than to call the organization’s uniform “gay”? It’s OK, folks, a liberal said it.
NBC News reported earlier today that the Boy Scouts of America is “actively considering” lifting the ban, which it reaffirmed just seven months ago. BSA spokesman Deron Smith told NBC the policy under consideration “would allow the religious, civic or educational organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting to determine how to address this issue.” In other words, allowing gay members and leaders would become a sort of “troops’ rights” issue.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris displayed quite a bit more tact that Hughley, although we wonder if “diversity” covers those who have religious or other objections to homosexuality.
A lift of the ban isn’t quite enough to make Dan Savage happy. It looks like the “my duty to God and my country” clause of the oath would have to go too. Next year, maybe?
Move over Hughley — you have competition.