North Dallas Thirty, now firmly rooted over at GayOrbit, has a great posting about how the gay community has as much to blame for our “marriage predicament” as the pandering politicians.
A Voice In The Wilderness – NDT @ GayOrbit
Simply put, polls show that a solid majority of the public supports repealing DADT, anti-discrimination provisions, and establishing pathways to limited legal protections for same-sex couples.
We have sallied forth and spent millions of dollars promoting gay marriage — which a solid majority of the public opposes.
Furthermore, along the way, we’ve put ourselves in the pretzel position of roundly criticizing state and Federal initiatives against gay marriage, but continuing the flow of dollars and endorsements to those on the left who support them.
NDT references a longer column on the subject by Mike Fleming in this week’s Southern Voice. (Yes, Virginia. There’s a gay agenda, and it’s totally wack) Read the whole thing! It is brilliant.
I wrote a similar column (pre-GayPatriot) two years ago. (That photo of me is just hideous. Luckily you would never recognize me on the street using that mug shot! *grin*).
A Fine Mess We’re In Now – Bruce Carroll @ Washington Blade
The path to gay marriage is not to force Americans to accept a morality they are not prepared to embrace. Instead of radical gay groups spending their precious few dollars, time and resources engaging in court fights and street battles, it’s time to turn our attention to the hearts and minds of mainstream America.
What is needed is a fundamental and, most importantly, mature awareness campaign across the country about what it is to be a gay or lesbian American today. We all need to be willing to come out of our closets — proverbial or not — and let our friends, family and work colleagues know who we are.
Let them know that we pay our taxes just like them. Let them know we experience the ups and downs of daily life just like them. Let them know that we want the same financial, job and relationship security that they enjoy. Let them know that we want to be as tolerant of their long-standing religious beliefs as we want them to be tolerant of ours.
Until the leaders of these radical gay groups come to grips that they have wasted precious years on counterproductive strategies, we will continue to face these predictable setbacks to gay marriage and other issues with increasing frequency.
Until all of us start reaching out to mainstream Americans, instead of shouting in their faces, we will continue to be responsible for our own failures.
I was roundly derided and called a gay traitor by those who wrote about it. Interestingly, one of the friends mentioned in the article no longer speaks to me, and in fact, “outed” me to a gay activist who would later tried to get me fired from my private sector job.
Nevertheless, I thought I was right then, I am more convinced of it today. Yet we still allow unaccountability of defeat to reign at the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin, and National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Is our community destined to keep our victimhood status forever? I hope not.
GayPatriot is at attempt to communicate to the people we need to educate. Not each other, but the other 90% of America who is not gay or lesbian. I hope we continue to do that job every day.
Being a leader means having the courage to stick your neck out and actually lead people in a new direction. Our gay groups still have not developed an education and communications strategy to actually lead and not simply follow each other around in the same old worn-out circles laced with anti-American, anti-military, pro-abortion and pro-socialist diatribes that are topped off with hateful anti-religious bigotry.
Maybe the opening at Log Cabin is the opportunity for a true gay leader to emerge. I’m not holding my breath.