Reader E.N. alerted me to this piece which made me wonder if Dan Savage has made as harsh attacks on Barack Obama since he won the Democratic nomination as he has on the Republican Party. Last week, Scott Tucker reported how, in a radio interview with Joe Solmonese lambasted the GOP and misrepresented the party’s platform and relationship with Log Cabin.
A year ago, however, Dan Savage savaged the soon-to-be Democratic nominee for campaigning with “ex-gay/anti-gay preacher,” Donnie McClurkin:
Excuse me, butÂ what the f***? If believing in the â€œrespect, dignity, and rights of all other citizens,â€ including gay and lesbian citizens, doesn’t preclude touring with a hate-monger bigot like McClurkin, what the f*** good is your support? How can the gay community â€œstand togetherâ€ with a**holes that have declared war on us? And I’m sorry, Barack, but if you choose to stand with McClurkinâ€”if you give him a pass on his anti-gay bigotryâ€”than your â€œbeliefâ€ in our brotherhood isn’t worth a bucket of warm santorum.
I wonder what Andrew Sullivan has to say about this, given his conviction that Sarah Palin judges homosexuals harshlyÂ since her church has promoted a conference devoted to a notion that we can be “cured” of our same-sex attraction. Last year, his candidate, you know Obama, this “remarkable man at a vital moment,” campaigned with someone who has taken the “cure” and promotes it regularly in his ministry.
So, if a Republican belongs to a church which promotes an ex-gay conference, she harbors extreme feelings against homosexuals. Â On the other hand, if a Democrat campaigns with an ex-gay activist, he earn accolades from the very gay blogger who accused her of extremism. Â
Meanwhile, another gay writer who took Obama to task for campaigning with that activist in the Democratic primary contest, would rather heaps scorn on and spread lies about the Republican Party now that the Democrat he once appropriately upbraided has won his party’s presidential nomination.