With that inside knowledge of conservatives’ governing philosophies prevalent among our critics, Sam, in commenting on my Herman Cain post, informs us that it is “naive and self-hating to think that a politician who says he thinks being gay is a sin will actually not push for legislation to limit our rights.”
He bases his knowledge not on any evidence of Mr. Cain’s past actions as CEO of a small corporation, but, well, on what must be some unique insight he possesses. Another of our readers, Ted B. AKA Charging Rhino, actually took the time to learn a little about the Republican presidential candidate’s record, informing us that the company Cain once helmed, “Godfather’s Pizza does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.”
Perhaps Cain’s critics should investigate the candidate to find out if when he helmed Godfather’s pizza — or in any of his corporate work, he advocated discriminatory policies or took discriminatory actions, that is, did he fire (or fail to promote) any employee because of his sexuality?
Yesterday, Stacy McCain sees this kerfuffle as part of Cain’s appeal:
Cain’s appeal is his plain-spoken nature and, when asked about homsexuality, he stated (a) his personal belief as a Christian, and (b) his libertarian understanding that people have to live their own lives according to their own choices.
So far the evidence indicates the former CEO was speaking honestly when he distinguished his personal views from his policy intentions.