I couldn’t care less what consenting adults do in the privacy of their bedroom. Or, for that matter, on a public thoroughfare. Want to walk down a city street wearing nothing but a dog collar and a LGBT bandana? You go girl! Boy. Boy -> girl. Girl -> boy. Whatever. But I do have a problem with a federal agency spending my tax money recognizing “the accomplishments and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to ATF and the nation, and to promote awareness of the LGBT culture.” So what contributions have LGBT Americans made to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) that has anything whatsoever to do with their sexual orientation? The press release gives us the 411 . .
ATF created its LGBT affinity group calledATF Pridewith the primary goal of ensuring equal employment opportunity and enhancing development opportunities for LGBT employees at the agency.
So the ATF’s LGBT members’ most important contribution to the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight (so to speak): they’ve made it easier for LGBT employees to ascend the career ladder. If this was a blacks-only organization, they’d be accused of racism. Oops! Sorry, I meant whites-only.
Anyway, doesn’t the ATF have better things to do? I’m thinking . . . seppuku. Did I say thinking? Dreaming.