Thursday, March 18, 2004

Bleeding Hearts

This bit of political-correctness-run-amok was run in today's "Best of the Web" on

First they came for ROTC, then they came for the Boy Scouts, and now . . . the Red Cross? Yup, the Associated Press reports from Monmouth, Ore., that gay-rights moonbats at Western Oregon University "have launched a drive to ban Red Cross blood drives on campus, claiming the donor screening process discriminates against gays":

The two students are particularly upset about a donor question that reads: "Are you a male who has had sex with another male since 1977, even once?"

The federal Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the Red Cross screening process, will not accept a donation from someone who answers 'yes' to the question, in order to help eliminate potentially HIV-tainted blood.

"By continuing to allow the Red Cross on our campus, the university is telling all the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students that we don't care about you," said student senator Shauna Bates, who is co-sponsoring the legislation.

Doesn't everyone have an interest in a safe blood supply? If you cut a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender student, does he not bleed?

These people are scary at how much they have let their ideology blind them to reality. Let me get this straight, Ms. Bates. The university's allowing the Red Cross to be on campus, collecting blood that will not only save the lives of others, but quite possibly your own (or your loved ones), indicates that it doesn't give a rip about you?

Remind me to come back to this quote at the end of the year. In an election year already stocked full of incredibly stupid quotes, hers is now in the lead.


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