Commenting to my New York gay marriage post which I only hacked out in a few minutes, having learned the news while noshing on some yogurt after returning from a date, Jim Treacher offers another wonderful window in the liberal worldview:
It’s always funny when a lefty assumes he knows your opinion and condemns you for it. Because YOU’RE the prejudiced bigot.
It’s always fun noting the prejudices of the left, rushing to conclusions about our posts, based upon assumptions about our opinions, assumptions often at odds with the very content of the posts to which they attach them. Some just must assume that so political am I that on a Friday evening, instead of socializing with friends or going to the movies, I will assiduously follow the news, able to write up a thoughtful and incisive blog post the moment big news breaks.
Sorry, fellows, politics isn’t all there is to my life. I don’t sit at the computer waiting for news to break or constantly checking for updates on my Smartphone.
Do find it amusing that our first commenter must needed to comment critically, just minutes after I posted while I was getting ready for bed.
ADDENDUM: Sometimes our critics refuse to appreciate that we have passions not related to political blogging and, unlike some web-sites or news outlets, don’t have staff who monitoring the news 24/7 and able to blog on a matter at a moment’s notice. I was bone-tired last night when I learned the news and realized I needed to blog on the topic (even though I was beginning to fade). I had planned to spend today reading (as is my wont on Saturdays when I don’t go to shul) before heading out to an afternoon barbecue, but because of the events in New York, will be devoting a (far) greater part of the day to blogging than I had initially planned.
I enjoy writing. I enjoy talking about politics. I enjoy the following we have gained since Bruce set up this site and am pleased by the number of gay conservatives who thought they were isolated in our (gay) community until they found this site. And delighted at the number of social conservatives who have gained a new perspective on gay people through our blog. But, sometimes it’s an effort. I try not to complain because I know that by making that effort, we contribute to the debate and help others find their voices.
So, finally to our critics who spend so much time on this blog and are so certain of what we believe, show a little respect and appreciate that we offer our opinions with sincerity and in good faith — and that sometimes we go out of our way to do so.