Skip to comments.Republican Disowns Lesbian Daughter (Keyes)
Posted on 02/26/2005 1:27:31 PM PST by srm913
Republican disowns lesbian daughter
Gary Younge Saturday February 26, 2005
Guardian When the leading Republican and rightwing pundit Alan Keyes was asked what he thought of Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of the US vice-president, he called her "a selfish hedonist". If his own daughter came out as a lesbian, said Mr Keyes, he would say the same thing.
So when Mr Keyes' only daughter, Maya Marcel-Keyes, declared herself a "liberal queer" at a public rally he lived up to his word. Her parents turned her out of their house, broke off all communication and stopped paying her university tuition fees.
Ms Keyes told a rally supporting gay young people in Maryland: "We have to figure out what we can do to make sure that during those times when it seems like everything in the world is turning against them, like everyone in the world is rejecting them, that they know there are resources out there they can turn to; there are people out there who will say to them, 'I care'."
Ms Keyes joins a list of gay people with rightwing relatives, including Mary Cheney and Candace Gingrich, the sister of Republican congressman Newt Gingrich. But Mr Keyes, a darling of the religious right, has been more outspoken on the issue than most.
Ms Keyes says her parents were "not too pleased" when she came out. "Things just came to a head. Liberal queer plus conservative Republican just doesn't mesh well."
Her older brother has offered her somewhere to stay and she has been given a scholarship to continue at college.
"My daughter is an adult, and she is responsible for her own actions. What she chooses to do has nothing to do with my work or political activities," Mr Keyes said in a statement.
Ms Keyes says she loves her parents and "totally understands" their position.
tough love, although, it being a tough thing to do I think it was the correct thing to do. His daughter coming out like that at a rally was a spit in his face. She knew it and so did he.
I wouldn't foot her bill at university either. But I wouldn't disown my own flesh and blood unless they posed a danger to me or my family.
Just goes to show that Newt and Dick has a lot more class than Mr. Keyes.
No, unless you count him as the leading Republican expert at losing elections.
Homosexuality is a mental disease. This woman desires to insult, weaken, and embarass her father in public. She is not well.
Pathetic bid for publicity.
She at least waited until he got is ass handed to him in the election
If this is Keyes brand of Christianity, I don't want any part of it. What a disgraceful parent and role model.
If this was a drug adiction or alcholism with an adict who refused treatment, there would be zero debate on what Keys did.
You have to wonder how much recruiting goes on with stuff like this. Was Keys really that significant? Ever?
Disowning isn't a full denial of familial relationship. It is equivalent to excommunication by the Church of the unrepentant sinner, whereby the unrepentant sinner is cast out of the Church and denied it's protection and benefits, all meant to bring that sinner to repentance.
I COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY AGREE, 100%!!!
Anyway, if the topic is off limits in the case of Mary Cheney then it should be off limits in this case too.
If it wasn't for Keyes public profile she would be just another bull-dyke talking perverted nonsense. Keyes cannot maintain a zero tolerance position against homosexuality and
at the same time tolerate this type of behavior in his own household. That's called hypocrisy.
Similar to so-called pro-life politicians like Mccain who are against abortion unless it's his own daughter that wants one.
It is to touchy feely postmodernist religionists who want feel goodism type religion rather than following the Biblical standards.
By cutting his daughter off, Keyes is giving her what she wants, which is to live by her own dictates, but not at his expense. Her actions are followed by consequences. She is now finding that out.
I have no problem with what Keys did. If any other sexual adiction the solution would be the same.
Maybe you don't understand Christian principles. Christ did not have a bunch of sinners following him around. His dictum was "Go and sin no more", not for his followers to go around and boldly proclaim their sin as some virtue.
Christianity helps you forsake sin not champion it. Keyes daughter apparently has decided to champion it. So how would you have handled it?
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