L.G.B.T. conservatives argue that they are not “one-issue voters,” that while the rights of queer Americans are important, they are not the only factor. There are a lot of issues that constitute political identity, and as it turns out, some voters feel that their own rights are not the most urgent.
i.e. “What’s wrong with these idiots that they think economic growth, fiscal responsibility, and national security are more important than forcing Christian businesses to bake cakes for gay weddings and letting trannies use the other sex’s bathroom.”
As I listened, I wondered whether L.G.B.T. rights really ought not to be the most conservative of causes. Above all else we want to be left alone, without interference, to live our lives with truth and grace. What could be more conservative than that?
And yet the modern Republican Party seems to have no problem interfering with people’s privacy when it comes to sexuality and gender identity. From abortion rights to opposition to marriage equality, the Republicans have advocated more government intrusion into private lives, not less.
Except that Government control of “marriage equality” is, by definition, intrusion into private lives.
Also, the Democrats want to the Government to control the employment decisions of small businesses and who they have to serve; what kind of car you’re allowed to drive; what kind of health insurance you must have or face fines; where your kids must go to school and what indoctrination they must receive; who is allowed to speak on college campuses; who you’re allowed to rent that spare room in your house to, if at all; the ethnic composition of your neighborhood; who can be denied their due process rights (innocent college men accused of rape); what political groups you are allowed to donate money to; and they would completely deny you the right to own a firearm for self-defense.
And they are baffled why these freedoms are more important to some of us than pieces of paper, tranny bathrooms, or forcing people to bake wedding cakes.