December 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm EST | by Staff reports
Gay Republicans criticize Obamacare video
Out2Enroll, Obamacare, gay news, Washington Blade

A scene from the Out2Enroll video that encourages gay men to enroll in the Affordable Care Act. (Image courtesy of YouTube)

WASHINGTON—Log Cabin Republicans on Dec. 22 criticized an online video that encourages gay men to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

Gregory T. Angelo, the group’s executive director, described the Out2Enroll video that features muscular men wearing underwear, stuffed reindeer antlers and Santa hats as an “example of the left promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers.”

“As a self-proclaimed ‘fierce advocate’ of gay equality, President Obama would do well to distance himself from this nonsense and denounce it immediately,” said Angelo.

Angelo also referenced the controversy surrounding A&E’s decision to suspend “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson after making homophobic and racist comments during an interview with GQ magazine.

“At a time when left-wing propagandists are decrying ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson for equating homosexuality with promiscuity and deviance, Out2Enroll and others should take a look in the mirror and ask if the truth is that they are the ones responsible for promoting such harmful stereotypes,” he said.

  • Hayden71

    With this kind of promiscuous, perverted garbage being used to enroll people into a failed Obamacare, is it any wonder why Phil made some of the remarks that he made?

    • chris

      No offence. You sound foolish! Merry Christmas!

  • Peter Thorsett

    LCR’s comments are rather interesting given that this group (O2E) has two videos posted to its YouTube channel. This one with more than a QUARTER MILLION views and a more traditional PSA format with less than 1,500. If we, as a community, are going to be serious about reaching all of our brothers and sisters, of all ages and health statuses, to get insured, than tactics like the one embodied in this particular video are critical. One of the largest uninsured groups in the country are people in their twenties, and this video is clearly targeted at them. If this were being measured in a more “corporate” way, this video would be considered a home-run. I say kudos to O2E … keep up the good work!

  • Eric Palladini

    Yes it does play with stereotypes, but so what? Besides, these guys are a lot better looking than that dude from Duck Dynasty!
    Seriously: while some uses of stereotypes can be hurtful, this one seems to stay within bounds. I’m OK with it.
    The Log Cabin Crowd should try not taking themselves so seriously.

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