Why didn’t [the] Human Rights Campaign step forward to defend Carrie from mistreatment? It would have been such a brilliant move — in one fell swoop, gay marriage advocates could have allayed growing fears. Are they really all about love and tolerance, or are they — as many Americans now experience them — a movement that increasingly dehumanizes those who disagree with it, calling them “bigots” because that’s a word that means “your views don’t count.”
She’s onto something. Can you imagine Joe Solmonese might have impressed those outside the narrow circle in which he travels, if he had said,
While we disagree strongly with Miss Prejean’s viewpoint. We appreciate her civil expression. Just as gay people shouldn’t be maligned for being open about our sexuality, so should supporters of traditional marriage not be maligned for being open about their viewpoints. A healthy debate about gay marriage benefits us all.
But, somehow, I don’t think Joe will listen. I already offered some advice which neither he nor any of his confrères (or consoeurs, as the case may be) seem to have followed it.