Newsweek is excited about its cover this week, a “take THAT!” response to the sensationalistic breast-feeding cover which graced Time last week. The Newsweek cover features an image Barack Obama, with a rainbow halo above his head. The headline is as nuanced as the graphic and reads “The First Gay President.” Here is the article behind the cover, by Andrew Sullivan.
In other throwing-the-word-gay-around news, while Rand Paul didn’t call Obama gay, he did state that he wasn’t sure the President’s position on marriage “could get any gayer.” Oh, Rand. You crack us up, as usual! Rand’s undeniably hilarious comments drew criticism from people like Tony Perkins. It’s one thing to stigmatize homosexuality and to fight against gay people’s rights. But it’s another thing to joke about it. That’s just mean.
Readers, I’m turning this one over to you. What’s your take on Newsweek’s latest attempt to court controversy with their ”First Gay President” cover?