No, my friends, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is not a partisan organization. From an e-mail, they sent me two days ago, December 6, they explain why they’re coming from:
I won’t sugarcoat it. The election results are a setback to all fair-minded people.. . . .
Because, in spite of the Republican takeover of the House, a more conservative Senate and the rise in hateful rhetoric and action from far-right groups like the Tea Party, Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage, the Task Force will continue to fight for equality for the LGBT community.
A setback to all fair-minded people?!?! Couldn’t they have just said, “not the results we were hoping for”? Defining opposition to state recognition of same-sex marriage and advocacy of small government as “hateful rhetoric”? Come on, now.
Why do some left-wing groups define opposition as hatred?