The next presidential debate for the Democrats will be a curious “gay debate” including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The debate takes place on August 9th in Los Angeles before a live audience. Sponsors include the Human Right Campaign and a gay television network called LOGO.

Apparently the powerful Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGMT) lobby has pressured the Democrats into a debate. I will remain bewildered why those obsessed with sexual preferences demand that the rest of us constantly hear them. Be gay, be straight, I care not for which team you bat, but why not keep your sexuality in the bedroom where it belongs?

“In the 2008 presidential election, issues of concern to the LGBT community have already been at the forefront of the national conversation,�? said HRC President Joe Solmonese.

Why is that, Joe?

It seems to me that issues of Al Qaeda threatening western civilization, the war in Iraq, and the economy are issues that are at the forefront of the national conversation for responsible adults. Those are the issues for our presidential candidates to debate, since they are what is important.

How irresponsible is it for Hillary and Obama to fiddle with a gay debate while Rome burns?