Government's Gay Advocate Job a Surprising Move

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, June 25, 2001

Government's Gay Advocate Job a Surprising Move

Anyone want to work in Washington? There's a job opening.

The Department of Agriculture is advertising for a "gay and lesbian program specialist" who would help improve working conditions for homosexual employees.

Gay rights activists say they believe it is the first time an administration has sought to hire someone to address homosexual issues in the workplace.

Whoever gets the job could earn close to $100,000, depending on experience.

That's just dandy, isn't it? There isn't anyone working with Christian employees, who are told they can't proselytize on the job. But taxpayers will underwrite a homosexual advocate, and "gay pride" observances are held in all departments.

Question: Why is this happening in the Bush Administration? We expected it from the previous president, but why in a Republican administration in which there are many Christians at or near the top? Makes you wonder what difference it makes in social policy to have a Republican in the White House.