Cleary Comments -- An Open Letter to President Obama: Gay People Count

Oct 09, 2010, 03:29 ET from Jerome Cleary

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following was issued by Jerome Cleary and previously published on October 8th, 2010 on

Dear President Obama:

With the recent news of numerous gay teens committing suicide and people luring and then torturing gays to near death, I'm pointing the finger directly at you, President Obama. You blew it big time.

Enough with your delayed promises. You've continued to side step the issue of equality and human rights.

The reason that gay people are committing suicide and gay bashing continues is because you as a President have not backed the gay community by giving us 100 percent of the same rights as the heterosexual community.

You are like the friend that expects their best friend to stick their neck out for them, but when the best friend is getting beat up you turn and walk away.

What kind of message does this send to your teenage daughters for the kind of role model you are as their father?

And what kind of example do you show Abraham Lincoln and your own father?

The gay community has put their trust in you that you would be our provider and protector just like the heterosexual community does now.

Do the right thing! Americans are counting on you. No more excuses or delays. The time is now!

SOURCE Jerome Cleary