It’s not just Dan Savage. Another left-of-center Obama supporter has offered a prejudiced view of gay conservatives.
In response to GOProud’s endorsement of Mitt Romney, Joe Behar wondered if “the GOProud guys are just attracted to Mitt Romney’s sons Matt, Mutt, Tag, Tip, Tack, and Bashful“. “Does Joy“, asks our reader Greg who alerted me to this story. . .
. . . really believe that gay men only think with their penises? And the stereotyping of gay men as mincing enthusiasts of Broadway musicals is pretty “out there” as well. Such claims from a conservative would be equally offensive — and would be the basis for the same sort of outrage that a Dan Savage type comment from a conservative would be.
Will gay groups take Mrs. Behar to task for her prejudiced assumption about the attitudes of this subset of the gay community? So far I can’t find anything on the web-pages of HRC or NGLTF. Nor do they have anything about Mr. Savage’s “hateful remarks” (borrowing the term HRC used when Sarah Palin’s daughter called some a “f***ot”.)
Does it even occur to Behar that gay people, like most Americans consider a great variety of factors when choosing a political candidate to support?