Hmmm… unfortunate and yucky choice of words for the headline. But it is an accurate description.
Andrew Sullivan lays out the case for John Aravosis that GayPatriot has been saying for over three years. The Gay Left villifies those that stray from their political plantation.
This ad hominem attack on anyone’s views who veers from far left orthodoxy is routine among the professional GBLTXYZers who mau-mau the rest of us. John Aravosis is an almost pathologically partisan Democrat, a gleeful outer of insufficiently correct closeted public figures, a blogger in the mold of Atrios … but he still can’t be oppressed enough to be valid for the gay left. Hey, John. It’s wake-up time. They hate you too. Welcome to the club.
As for the matter at hand, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, I was told two decades ago that this was the non-negotiable number one priority for gay Americans, that gay people couldn’t afford to fight for marriage equality or military service or anything else until this vital law passed.
I was told to shut up about everything else in order to support this central goal. The Human Rights Campaign raked in tens of millions of dollars over twenty years with this message (while the private sector, with HRC’s help, actually enacted many legal protections for gay employees, and while the debates about marriage and military service transformed the movement, in the face of HRC’s opposition). But now … not so much. The transgendered movement is so important that it’s worth subjecting gay people to many more years of employment insecurity. Not so urgent, after all, is it? Gay people in red states without employment protection have to wait while pomo lefty activists in cushy gay lobby jobs preen about p.c. purity.
I’m with Andrew for the first time in a long time: Welcome to The Club, John. We’ve been waiting for you both to wake up and smell the Gay Left Vitriol.