December 23, 2013 | 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.

12 Comments
  • 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?

  • Do you want equal rights or not? You can't pick and choice. Unlike the Phil Robertson comments that offended you, this isn't offensive, it funny as ………

  • The LCR seem a bit silly considering O2E is not an arm of the Democratic Party or a part of the Obama Administration. They are a private group getting people enrolled in healthcare coverage. The video is a bit risque, but what's this got to do with Obama or politics? As usual, Republicans being who they are, are overreaching and just plain wrong.

  • 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!

  • It's funny seeing them upset about this positive message from the Andrew Christian models. I guess they're upset at them showing off their bodies and they should just be all covered up in costumes.

  • This ad isn't offensive at all. In fact, it's cute. People who use the bible as a weapon of hate(which it is), don't need this visual to ignite their hate. It's VERY present and has been. Gay republicans are devoid of reality, and their speech betrays them.

  • Does anyone really listen to what a Gay Republican says anyway ? Isn't that a little like Joseph Goebbels lecturing Jews during WWII ?

  • James Hawk Crutchfield

    Of course they would. It has gays and Obama-care, and gives them another reason to attack the President. It is what small minded people with nothing serious in the way of ideas does.

  • James Hawk Crutchfield

    Of course they would. It has gays and Obama-care, and gives them another reason to attack the President. It is what small minded people with nothing serious in the way of ideas does.

  • it would be interesting to see if they actually secured approval for a mechanical license, and paid the royalty for the use of the copyrighted tune.

  • 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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