Come out as a gay conservative who supports a Republican candidate who opposes “marriage quality” (whatever that is) and some left-wing critic will call you self-hating. But, if a Democrat (or other approved public figure) opposes same-sex marriage, he gets a pass from the guardians of proper opinions on gay people.
Try to explain that all those who oppose state recognition of same-sex marriage do not do so out of animosity for homosexuals, but out of a belief that marriage represents a union between two individuals of different sexes and have someone act as if they’re covering their ears and repeating in an ever louder voice, “I’m not listening. I’m not listening.”
So, finding that “Elton John and Rush Limbaugh share the exact same opinion in regards to gay marriage [as] do a majority of Americans,” Steven Crowder asks if “everyday Americans, politicians (both Republican and Democrat), Rush Limbaugh and –gulp– Elton John all hate… the gays?”
At least that’s how mainstream media would try and spin it. Most leftists in the press have simply tried to bury those less than “typically gay” quotes. Why? Well, when Elton John speaks the truth, it disrupts the sensationalized narrative that the media and Hollywood have been setting for years; If you don’t support gay marriage, you must secretly despise gay people.
It’s Hate Vs. Gay. Period.
Clearly there are some people even in the gay community tired of the blatant pandering and simple-mindedness.
(Via Instapundit.) And some of those people blog on this very site. :-)
Crowder quotes Elton John’s views on state recognition of same-sex marriage–which are nearly identical to my own.
What Crowder’s post really points to is the difficulty of having a good conversation on gay marriage when its most zealous advocates define their adversaries in such harsh terms. Either you’re with us or you’re a hater.