Writing about experiences similar to those our readers have reported, the gay blogger at ProtoType tells how a friend how has supported “an anti-gay marriage campaign” often welcomes him and his partner into their home, treating them in a friendly manner, then offers:
Pretty much without exception, I have found it markedly easier to be openly gay in conservative social groups, than openly conservative in liberal social groups.
When it becomes known you’re conservative in a liberal social group, faces often go from friendly to neutral and nonplussed. Often, someone will outright challenge you: “How can you possibly…?” The unconcealed emotions are ones of disgust (like at a bad smell) mixed with a sort of bemusement at the bizarre eccentricity of it.
Emphasis added. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? (Read the whole thing.)
These folks claim to be “tolerant toward everyone”, well, except those they deem “stupid, ignorant, crazy, racist, homophobic, greedy, xenophobic, misogynist, or hateful.” They do tend to affix those labels to individuals offering a political viewpoint different from their own.
Interesting that blogger’s observation that certain liberals don’t even make an effort to conceal the disgust they feel toward political conservatives.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Carol observes that “The ones hollering for ‘tolerance’ are always the most intolerant people in the crowd. Hypocrisy on parade.”