My most recent post on the Grenell matter should have been an occasion for our readers to consider yet again the most unreported story in the gay media — and indeed a social phenomenon that only receives passing notice even in the conservative press, that of the of strong intolerance among certain liberals toward people like us, gay conservatives.
Indeed, there are liberal hate sites whose bitter, negative bloggers devote the better part of their time to leveling personal attacks on conservatives, reserving a particular venom for right-of-center gays who do not toe the “equality” party line.
Given how regularly these sites misrepresented my arguments, I haven’t checked them since George W. Bush was president.
Unfortunately, it seems that some of our readers, on both side of the political aisle, have stooped to the level of the hate bloggers in leveling personal attacks on others who have chimed in, offering opposing points of view. In recent days, I have been checking the comments section less and less frequently. And when I do, it often feels foreign to me as if it’s part of the blog entirely independent of its bloggers.
So, once again, I ask, readers, please keep the comments civil. You diminish the quality of your own arguments, making your case far less compelling, when you make assumptions about or level ad hominem attacks against your ideological adversaries.
And all this in a post about the hateful, mean-spirited attacks a prominent gay conservative received. Those on the left help make my point while those on the right diminish theirs.