The number of organizations supporting an inclusive ENDA has now grown to over 200, with dozens more signing on every day. It's truly amazing...every day, I check the United ENDA website and am thrilled to see yet another long list of community organizations that joined the previous day. The reaction and support this effort is getting is nothing short of astounding. It seems like just about every organization out there is speaking with one voice...all except one.
Yep, I'm talking about the Human Rights Campaign. As I've written before, I'm really not very surprised. HRC, more than ever before, stands alone, apart from the will and the interests of the greater community, pursuing its own agenda, ignoring the clear will of the vast majority of the community. More and more each day, HRC is showing itself to not reflect and represent the American LGBT community, but rather as a selfish, narrow-agendaed special interest group that cares more about about keeping powerful Democrats happy than about staunchly representing what is clearly the will of the community they claim to speak for.
Two hundred plus and counting...to one. The arrogance on the part of HRC and Barney Frank here is absolutely astounding. If you'd like to hear it for yourself, check out Michelangelo Signorile's interview on the topic with Joe Solmonese here and his interview with Barney Frank here. Frank even goes after Signorile on the air for daring to suggest that since gays and lesbians are protected in 20 states and many Fortune 500 companies, that the effort here is largely symbolic. If you're looking for a clear picture of the elitist attitudes we're really fighting against here, these interviews will help give you that.