A recent post by a "regular" (using that word as a noun and not an adjective) on Swampbubbles about Ronald Reagan's rumored anti-gay rights stance prompted me to point out something that brain-washed liberals have as much trouble accepting as the fact that Obama is not entirely black.
In November of 1978, California had a ballot issue called "Proposition 6." This issue was sponsored by a conservative legislator named John Briggs (and thus it is sometimes referred to as the "Briggs Initiative"). The bill would have prevented gays from working--in any capacity--in California's public schools.
Anita Bryant campaigned in favor of the Proposition and Harvey Milk campaigned against it.
Just when it looked like Proposition 6 would easily win, Ronald Reagan--who at the time was a former governor of the state--wrote an editorial in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner opposing the issue. It was a risky move for a man who was soon to run for president and needed conservative votes. Reagan wrote "Whatever else it is, homosexuality is not a contagious disease like the measles. Prevailing scientific opinion is that an individual's sexuality is determined at a very early age and that a child's teachers do not really influence this."
Sure doesn't sound like Reagan hated gays--does it? By the way, Propositional 6 lost by 17 percent and even the San Francisco Chronicle admitted that Reagan's opposition was instrumental to its defeat.
Now, I don't think that any of this will keep the liberals from lying about Reagan's actions related to gay rights, but at least those of us who have the ability to learn about and relay the truth can feel secure in our statements.