Gay Patriot Header Image

Left-wing Logic Justifies Gay-baiting

Recall the “insane rage of the same-sex marriage mob” in the immediate aftermath of the passage of Prop 8?  Back then gay marriage advocates mocked Mormons, knocked a cross out of an old woman’s hands, boycotted a restaurant because on its employees cut a check to the “Yes on 8” campaign, forced the artistic director at the California Musical Theatre out of his job and otherwise insulted and vilified those who supported the successful referendum.

In our blog, we have several readers support such tactics, saying that those who sign a petition to overturn one state’s statute recognizing same-sex marriage or beauty queens who state their support of traditional marriage “have to live with the consequences” of what they say.  If such consequences included civil criticism of their positions (similar to the response I outlined here), I would agree with my erstwhile critics.  A person who makes public his opinion should expect it to be challenged.

But, he should not expect to be intimidated for those views.

The same logic they use to defend the tactics of “the same-sex marriage mob” could be used by intolerant anti-gay bigots to justify baiting gay people.  They could say that by “flaunting” our sexuality, we’re just asking for ridicule and vilification.

Just as it’s wrong to intimidate or insult gay people who are open about their sexuality so too is it wrong to so respond to those who oppose state recognition of same-sex marriage.

Given the ridicule gay people faced in previous generations–and still alas today in some pockets of the country–when they came out, we should be the first to condemn anyone who publicly expresses a politically incorrect opinion.

Regular GayPatriot LA Dinners?

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 6:04 pm - May 13, 2009.
Filed under: Blogging,LA Stories

Just had lunch with a reader who has become a friend. Noting how nice it was to be able to hobnob with fellow conservatives in this politically correct town, we discussed an idea I’d been considering, having monthly dinners for gay conservatives in Tinseltown.

If there’s enough interest, we could start meeting the week after Memorial Day.

E-mail me if interested.

Aware of Right-of-Center Blogs, Journalists Prefer Left-Wing Ones

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 3:36 pm - May 13, 2009.
Filed under: Blogging,Media Bias

And yet another sign of MSM bias, via Glenn:

Most journalists were aware of influential blogs on both sides of the political spectrum, such as Daily Kos and Talking Points on the left and Michelle Malkin andInstapundit on the right. Despite equal awareness, journalists spend more time reading posts in the liberal blogosphere.

For example, more journalists know about Michelle Malkin than Talking Points. Yet twice as many journalists actually read Talking Points than read Michelle Malkin.

That they would read more left-of-center blogs suggests a liberal point of view, unless of course, they’re like some of those who comment to this blog, delighting in the posts of those whose ideas they claim to revile.

But, then again, the article quoted above said they “actually read” (emphasis added) the left-wing blogs whereas all too many of our critics don’t actually read our posts, they just use our comments section to respond to their own prejudiced opinion about what a conservative believes.

New Kind of Politics in our Nation’s Capital:
“Culture of Corruption” Crosses the Aisle

Remember how sanctimonious the Democrats were back in 2006 finding it easy to run against Republicans who had then controlled Congress for a dozen years?  As the then-majority party was abandoning its conservative ideals, scandals were accumulating on a seemingly daily basis.  Democrats called it a “culture of corruption”

Well, Democrats haven’t needed a decade in power to rack up the scandals.  It seems that as soon as they regained the majority, they began to act like the Republicans they had so recently replaced.  We didn’t get that “most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history” that the Democratic Speaker promised.

With evidence increasing that the very Speaker, San Francisco’s Nancy Pelosi, lied about her knowledge of the enhanced interrogation techniques of the previous Administration, it seems the Democrats will not merely do anything to benefit from the fruits of power, but also to destroy and otherwise discredit the opposition.  With Mrs. Pelosi leading the way, this is anything but the “most honest” Congress in history.

Can you imagine how the media would react if a Republican Speaker were caught in a lie?   Or if the Repubilcan Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee sought donations from companies receiving federal bailouts (and lied about it) while failing to disclosing rental property he owned?   Of if the ex-wife of the Republican Chair of the Energy & Commerce Committee had been an Executive for ExxonMobil (whild said Congressman worked to ensure that the energy giant received kid glove treatment from the federal government)?  Of if the nephew of a Republican chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee gets millions in non-competitive defense contracts?  And if the GOP blocked an ethics inquiry “into campaign contributions to House lawmakers by recipients of pet project money and their lobbyists“?

And if that were just scratching the surface of the GOP’s scandals . . . . 

There would be a media firestorm.   Look how the media worked itself into a lather over e-mails a Republican Congressman sent to pages.  But, Democratic scandals just don’t generate the same interest.

Maybe that’s because in the eyes of the media, they’re fighting the good fight, so a little corruption in pursuit of noble ends is an acceptable byproduct of liberal idealism.