I hated to send this email this morning to the editor of PoliPundit, but the comments I saw at their blog today were only the latest in an escalating trend of very ugly anti-gay posts and comments.
To: PoliPundit —
I just wanted to express to the both of you my personal disappointment with the very angry and hurtful comments regarding gays that has been going on at PoliPundit. It used to be one of my favorite political sites, but OakLeaf and The Ace (specifically) have been stoking some very dangerous language about gays. The latest is in this post:
I am the last one to advocate the curtailing of free speech, and I’m certainly not suggesting that at all.
But it seems to me there is a lot of anti-gay stereotypes being thrown out in quite an ugly manner. I expect to see this kind of stuff at Daily Kos, etc., but not at PoliPundit. Substitute “Christian”, “black”, or “Jew” instead of gay and you get my point. This is ugliness that is inexcuseable in a democracy that is supposed to be “the melting pot.”
I’m sorry that you all have moved in that direction, considering that there are a lot of gay conservatives — and a lot of gays serving in the military who are much braver than I.
PoliPundit was one of the first blogs I began to read in 2004, and also one of the only conservative blogs that gave GayPatriot some attention. But I’m afraid we are going to have to take you off of our blogroll. I just can’t tolerate that kind of attack and be true to myself when I look in the mirror.