Talk to any gay conservative and we will tell you how some (usually just a handful) of his liberal friends stopped talking to us upon learning of our politics. Most are more subtle in their discrimination, like the woman — at an “equality” summit — who quietly left the table where we had both been sitting shortly after I described the nature of this blog.
Others are more in your face about it. And today, thanks to our reader Timothy773, we learn that one self-rigtheous gay leftist wants his Romney-supporting friends to “defriend” him:
If you plan to vote for Mitt Romney, you are putting a nail into my civil rights coffin, and I’d rather not have friends who think I deserve anything less than equal treatment under the law. Romney supports DOMA (which directly and negatively impacts me, restricting my partner Russ, our kids, and my federal protections and tax benefits under the law), and has noted his support for an anti-marriage equality amendment as well. While you may see your vote for him as one about the economy (and we can debate who’d be better for that until the cows come home), what you intend by your vote really doesn’t matter. Your vote means that you are supporting someone who not only thinks I’m not equal to you, but who works vigorously to ensure my “less-than” legal status. Your vote for him means that you are totally fine with me being treated with disrespect.
What a prejudiced man, assuming that because we plan to vote for Mitt Romney, we want to treat him with disrespect. Now, to be sure, given his narrow views of Romney supporters, some might well feel inclined to treat him with disrespect, but not, as he implies, because of his sexuality or his relationship, but because of insistence on distancing himself from those who support a good and decent Republican presidential candidate.
Simply put, he doesn’t want to associate with those who support a different presidential candidate than he. How sad.
And where does he get his notion that Mr. Romney will be working “vigorously to ensure his ‘less-than’ legal status”?
He goes on and on to make assumptions about Romney, bashing that good man on a number of non-gay issues. It’s almost impossible to argue with a guy like this, whose image of Mr. Romney is based more on his own prejudices than on Mr. Romney’s actual record — and expressed attitude. Where, for example, does he get the notion that the Republican “disparages” the role of “art and culture . . . in enriching our lives”?
How can a man with such a narrow view of the world teach his children to appreciate diversity and respect difference of opinion?
I pity those children, being raised by such a narrow-minded man.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Patrick is prepared “to out on a limb and guess that this guy voted for Obama in 2008. You know, when Obama was against gay marriage.” Heh.