When you receive successive e-mails from readers forwarding the same e-mail, it’s usually something worth blogging about. A lesbian called into Glenn Beck’s show to share her experiences coming out of the closet. Her story will seem mighty familiar to many of those who read this blog:
since I came out of my conservative closet, I’ve lost a lot of my friends.
. . . .
And in listening to you, in saying what you mean and being true to yourself and true to your country, especially with this last election, a lot of my friends realized when they said are you voting for Obama or Hillary and I said, neither, they think I’m crazy. One of them actually said I’m like a Jew supporting Hitler.
Because she voted for McCain. They compared her to a Jew supporting Hitler?Â Hmm . . . .Â Wow, seems the gay left across the land has the same insults for people like us, you know those free-thinking gay iconoclasts who don’t subscribe to the party, er, homosexual orthodoxy.
It sounds like some of her friends comment on this blog:
I feel so alone some days, and I’m lucky enough that, you know, through listening to you and getting back to what really matters in my eyes, being gay’s a very small part of who I am, and nothing of what I am that I lost my friends because they don’t want to talk to me, because they try to get me —
Emphasis added.Â I guess that’s because, as she puts it, they claim it’s “the gay handbook” that you have to be a Democrat if you’re gay.
And I think she’ll find that if she tries to join a conservative organization, a Republican one, if her experiences are anything like mine, she’ll find a welcome, her worries notwithstanding.
Read the whole thing (or listen)!