No matter how hard we try to explain how it is possible to be both gay and Republican, we constantly get comments to this blog (and receive) e-mails, repeating the tired and meaningless cliche that being a gay Republican is like being a black Klansman or Jewish Nazi. Rarely do those who throw out this empty expression have any familiarity with the principles behind our politics nor do they take any time to understand the basic ideas undergirding the modern GOP.
And while some of these people comment frequently to our blog, it seems more often than not that they read little more than the headlines to our posts. If they had read our posts, they might better understand our general support for the GOP.
Well, in reply to my post on Rush, one reader offered a comment wherein he posed a few rhetorical questions which I thought well addressed the issue of our political views and could well serve to enlighten our critics. So, with his permission, I reprint the comment in full:
Something I want to say about some commentators’ cognitive dissonance with Gay Republicans, or gays who support Rush.
What if you’re gay, but you think capitalism is far superior to socialism?
What if you’re gay, but you want to win in Iraq?
What if you’re gay and you think the identity politics of the left are far more damaging to you than some Conservatives’ homophobia?
What if you’re gay and you think that Global Warming is 1/10 fact, 8/10 scam and 1/10 post modern religion?
What if you’re gay and you don’t think what you do with your genitalia is the most important issue in your political life?
What if you’re gay and you don’t want to emulate Europe in every decision, thank you very much?
What if you’re gay and you’re tired of being told you have to vote Democrat because they tell you what you want to hear and then don’t actually do much of anything for you? (Hello Don’t Ask Don’t Tell)
What if you’re gay and you think yes, in fact sometimes war IS the answer?
What if you’re gay and your evangelical Christian friends still talk to you but your Democrat friends treat you like a pariah for voting for Bush?
What if you’re gay and you think its no one’s god damn business who you vote for?
We now return you to your anti war anti military leftist trolls telling us we should hate Rush for not supporting the troops.