In his post on Ken Mehlman’s coming out, Don Surber, while mistakenly calling me the GayPatriot (that title belongs to my co-blogger Bruce) cites some of the bile on the left and wonders at one of the smears, “If you smear a homosexual as homophobic, does that make you homophobic?”
Yeah, the rhetoric from the left has been pretty heated. They’ve even labeled us and other gay conservatives “quislings”! What is it with these folks and their Nazi analogies?
Contrasting the left-wing vitriol with the more measured response from the right reminds us yet again of what we, as gay conservatives, have long experienced and what our reader Megan so perfectly articulated in a recent comment:
Just a personal observation from a heterosexual, middle-aged woman. I once worked at a restaurant with a number of conservative, gay customers. They told me that it was far more comfortable to be gay in a conservative environment than it was to be conservative in a gay environment.
Emphasis added. I’ve experienced that at least since I’ve come out — and particularly since I’ve started blogging. And my e-mail and our comments indicate that our readers have as well.