I have decided not to pull the posts we did on this matter. We make mistakes from time to time. We won’t try to hide from that. And we correct them as soon as we become aware of information contradicting what we have reported.
As bloggers, we often cover stories we find on blogs and other web-sites. This one seemed legitimate, particularly given the picture and the report of his hospitalization. Unlike news sites, we don’t have the resources to double check stories.
As I wrote in updating one of my previous posts,
I am almost skeptical of these stories, but was less so this time, given the picture of Kyle Wood. He is not the first person to have staged such a crime and is perhaps the first gay Republican to have perpetrated such a hoax. Perhaps, he sought to draw attention to the prejudice we gay Republicans face because of or heterodox (at least in the gay community) opinions.
But, he only succeeded in casting doubt on that prejudice.
We will continue to document that prejudice and breathe a sign of relief that the intolerance of the gay left remains mostly verbal. And we are tough to withstand such hate speech.