As Josh at Right Wing Watch puts it, Peter LaBarbera sees the nomination of openly gay John Berry to head up the Office of Personnel Management as some sort of "gay mole", one with a sinister plot to homosexualize the federal government.
Professional anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is miffed because ... you guessed it ... Berry is gay:
Homosexual activist groups are predicting that if nominated and confirmed, Berry would work to expand benefits for same-sex couples -- something he did while he worked in the Interior Department.
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says Berry has been flouting the spirit if not the letter of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bars spousal recognition for same-sex couples.
"First of all, looking at Mr. Berry's track record, it's obvious that he's a homosexual activist within the federal government, doing a lot of things within a Republican administration that most people never were aware of," he contends. "So, what we have is sort of a subversive -- if you could call it that -- homosexual activist, and now he's going to have an even much more visible and powerful role at OPM, which is a very powerful job in Washington. And it just shows what's going to happen under the Obama administration."
Peter is soiling his Pampers because Berry will -- ahem -- work to eliminate discriminatory practices.
[Berry served as assistant secretary for policy, management and budget at the Interior Department during the Clinton administration and his accomplishments include] overseeing the creation of a grievance procedure for employees who experience discrimination because of their sexual orientation; expanding relocation benefits and counseling services to the domestic partners of Interior employees; establishing a liaison to gay and lesbian employees; and eliminating discriminatory provisions of the National Park Service's law enforcement standards, including bans on security clearances for gay and lesbian employees.
This is insane. Then again, since the election, Americans for Truth Against Homosexuality has featured utterly desperate content. Some sample headlines:
* National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Talks of 'Moral Leadership' while Honoring Homosexual S&M Pornographer
* Pervert4Mayor in Fort Lauderdale: Earl Rynerson - Would he whip the city into shape? (LaBarbera is incensed that two gay men are running to fill the seat being vacated by the infamous "pro-family hero Jim Naugle" of the six-figure robo-potty.)
* Change We Cannot Believe in - Judge Roy Moore lists reasons Christians should beware of new presidency. 'Shocking that homosexual bishop was asked to pray at all'
* Nobody Hates Like the 'Gay' Left, No. 127 -- Infantile 'Joe.My.God' Blog Post Attacks AFTAH. What an honor, Joe!