Perhaps due to Bruce’s extensive coverage of his experience at CPAC this past weekend, the volume of hate comments increased dramatically, particularly those caught in our spam filters. Once again, left-wingers hurled the familiar epithets of “self-hating”, “Jewish Nazi”, etc., etc., etc., to describe us gay conservatives.
They seem to harbor the viewpoint that harboring animus against homosexuals is one of the mainstays of modern American conservatives, yet this prejudice is just part of their ignorance of the conservative movement. They keep this imaginary conservative in their head, one who, to be sure, resembles some of the extremists on the fringe of our movement, but not the main current of its philosophy nor its adherents.
Even as we detail our experiences as openly gay people on the right, they seem little interested in these real-life experiences, preferring instead the imagined troglodyte that exists inside their heads.
I guess the image of a conservative movement not hostile to gay people just doesn’t fit their narrative.