. . . than to be conservative among gays.
JUST OVER TWO years ago in the Huffington Post, left-wing journalist and screenwriter Gene Stone asked why â€œany gay man or womanâ€ would join the GOP, â€œa party that has stated, over and over, as clearly as can be, without equivocation, that he or she is not welcome.â€ Stone’s piece was little more than an angry and inaccurate diatribe, attempting to show that it was â€œworse than self-loathing,â€ it was â€œjust plain moronicâ€ for gay people to embrace the Republican Party.
His article, like so much of the criticism leveled against gay Republicans, did not reference any specific action by the GOP excluding gays. He didn’t even identify any actual gay or lesbian individuals who had had adverse experiences with the Party of Lincoln.
Familiar with such ill-informed attacks on gay Republicans like myself, I decided last week that when I went to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, I would make a point of referencing my blog, GayPatriot, whenever I introduced myself to a participant. As the blog is part of Pajamas Media, a consortium of mostly right-of-center web sites, I would interact with a great variety of conservative (and libertarian) bloggers covering the convention.
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UPDATE: Well, to show how much easier it is to be a gay person among conservatives than to be a Republican among gay activists, check out Scott Tucker’s post on blogcabin.net “fisking” Dan Savage’s impression of the convention. That sex columnist is so filled with animosity against Republicans, he can’t see the world in front of him. And like so many anti-Republican gay activists, he can’t provide facts to justify his (very distorted) view of the GOP.