Cindy McCain Flip-Flops on DADT, She’s Now For It
November 14, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—-What a difference a day makes. Cindy McCain’s courageous appearance in an NOH8 “Anti-Bullying” ad that targeted the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for making homophobia and gay hate socially acceptable, was short lived. The day after the Public Service Announcement was released, with McCain taking “Our political and religious leaders…” to task for perpetuating the discriminatory DADT policy, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who is spearheading the opposition to the repeal of DADT, completely changed course. It turns out, now Cindy McCain is OK with the gay hate that flows from DADT. One can assume her husband was not pleased with her tough stance and pressured her to change her mind. And she did, on Twitter.
On her Twitter page, after her appearance in the NOH8 ad, wherein she seemed to be directly attacking the position of her husband and other Republican lawmakers, she wrote that she supported her husband’s position.
“I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part of it. But I stand by my husband’s stance on DADT.”
Gene Simmons asks in the ad, “What’s convincing these kids that things won’t get better?”
The institutionalized homophobia of DADT.
Cindy McCain says in the ad, “Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future.” “They can’t serve our country openly.”
She then asks, “Our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens — why shouldn’t they?”
Cindy McCain appeared in a previous NOH8 ad campaign, in which she was photographed with duct tape over her mouth and NOH8 painted on one cheek.
Cindy McCain honestly appears to support the repeal of DADT. It’s unfortunate that she was presumably pressured to say otherwise.
Watch the ad: