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  1. Great comment. The fact that the op-ed author is so misinformed about what conservatives believe is sad. He is just an example of the single-issue voter who cast his ballot on his personal one single social issue instead of which candidate had the best overall plan for America. I do not agree with 100% of what the Republicans wanted but 95%. Obama and his 3rd world upbringing and values and his and the leftest agenda to destroy the U.S as we know it need to read and understand our constitution and the history of it.

    Comment by Glenda — November 27, 2012 @ 1:06 pm - November 27, 2012

  2. God bless you. Your thoughts and opinions ring crystal clear. Keep speaking!

    Comment by Diane — November 27, 2012 @ 1:10 pm - November 27, 2012

  3. Here Here!!! As a Conservagay I face this type of ignorant condemnation from my liberal gay friends all the time. I’m over it and it’s time we call them out for the intolerant bigots they truly are.

    Comment by Mario — November 27, 2012 @ 1:14 pm - November 27, 2012

  4. This: “This type of hate speech against one for one’s political beliefs has got to stop.”

    Followed immediately by this: ‘It Gets Better’ only if you are a self-loathing American gay liberal who hates his nation and wants to submit to a Government and surrender one’s identity for The Greater Good, or the Savior Obama. The Gay “Rights” movement is no more than a front for anti-American, left-wing propoganda. The Gay Left and its twisted principles of “tolerance” are summarized perfectly in this vile piece of garbage written by a bigoted, ignorant, closed minded, half-twit actor with no original thoughts of his own.”

    Irony, thy name is Bruce.

    [Editor's Note: Mike, you probably should refrain from using your work computer to troll on political sites. Friendly advice.]

    Comment by Mike R — November 27, 2012 @ 1:23 pm - November 27, 2012

  5. I just assumed the photos accompanying that article were some stock photos, or something randomly included by the website (have to admit, I am not their target audience and have never been to that site before). It was not until I looked at the author’s website linked at the end of the article that I realized those are photos of the author. Photos of the author attached to the article is one thing, modeling shots is another. Just seems weird to me. Self absorbed much?

    Which brings me to this sad truth about most of the Democrat voters that I know. They are single issue voters. They look at that one thing that is personally important to them, like LGBT rights, abortion, “fair” taxes on the rich, Obama phones, etc, and they vote based on that issue and that issue alone. They do not look at the broader picture, the safety and security of the nation, the health (economic) of the nation. Without those, none of those other issues will matter because when/if the country crumbles, those other issues will crumble with it.

    Not to mention how horribly ill-informed that author is on Romney’s stance on LGBT rights. I don’t recall ever hearing Romney, or any other republican calling for gays to be fired from their jobs like that idiot is insinuating. I especially enjoyed the author’s inability to even listen to a differing view, instead “was so shocked by his political views that I had to excuse myself and walk away.” Nice mature, intelligent attitude.

    Comment by Matt Silvey — November 27, 2012 @ 1:28 pm - November 27, 2012

  6. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again -

    Bias? What liberal media bias?

    And yes, this publication DOES represent the mainstream media’s attempt to marginalize us. Prove me wrong.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — November 27, 2012 @ 1:50 pm - November 27, 2012

  7. As a hetero woman, I’m constantly ASSAULTED by the Left and told to keep my opinions to myself and if I can’t then I’m a (fill in the blank). Even though they know NOTHING about me and how I got here, they marginalize me and put me in a “box” and call me names. You know what? I’m sick of it. So sick of it that I’ve stopped using the filter in my brain before I speak anymore. Why should I? I’m already THAT which they claim I am, so what’s the damage? The problem is I HATE DOING THAT. It goes against everything I was taught growing up, and it flies in the face of good debate. I feel like I’ve been dragged down to THEIR level and it makes my physically sick. I don’t freakin’ care how you have sex ~ just do it in private and stop talking about it! I don’t give a damn about your freakin’ skin color, just don’t accuse me of being RACIST when i DISAGREE with your moronic statements! Stop taking everything your G-damn Liberal/Socialist Party is doing and flipping in on ME!

    Comment by Lisa — November 27, 2012 @ 2:22 pm - November 27, 2012

  8. Advocate Mag is best used at the bottom of your bird feeder, along with the New York Times newspaper.

    Comment by Alan — November 27, 2012 @ 2:32 pm - November 27, 2012

  9. It’s sad, in a free country such as we all assume we still live in, one can only express his/her political opinions if one is a radical leftist. All others better shut the hell up and sit down. It’s amazing how hypocritical the left is, accusing everyone else of the very things they themselves are doing. Sickening…thanks for taking this publication to task…no one can do it with the credibility that you can.

    Comment by Tami — November 27, 2012 @ 3:32 pm - November 27, 2012

  10. Looks like John Carroll’s op-Ed falls under the category

    Snarky and Controversial

    Comment by rusty — November 27, 2012 @ 3:55 pm - November 27, 2012

  11. Oops

    Snarky & Controversial

    Comment by rusty — November 27, 2012 @ 3:56 pm - November 27, 2012

  12. [...] unfortunate that Advocate Magazine is too busy printing hatred of fellow Americans instead of focusing on systematic anti-gay actions by Islamic regimes in Egypt and Iran that prefer [...]

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  13. I find it troublesome and offensive that certain groups are expected to vote a certain way or be viewed as “Uncle Tom’s” “Self loathing” “traitors” etc.

    Voting is one of the most important things we as citizens do, and our vote shouldn’t be based on what demographic group we fit in, but based on what we personally believe is the right thing for our country.

    I also hate the notion that all gay people somehow march in lock step on all issues. Even issues that are gay centric come with some variation in opinion.

    Comment by Just Me — November 27, 2012 @ 4:06 pm - November 27, 2012

  14. This article reminds me of a recent conversation I had with a fellow conservative, who happens to be black. I asked him what his family thought about his being a conservative? He told me that his brother and sister would not speak to him as they sat around the Thanksgiving table at their parents home. How sad is that?

    Comment by JoAnn — November 27, 2012 @ 4:20 pm - November 27, 2012

  15. [...] seen this sort of thing many times before, it continues to amaze me.  Gay Patriot linked to this article in the gay magazine “The Advocate.”  I am not reading the whole thing, because the [...]

    Pingback by The Gay Left are a Bunch of Uncle Toms « Canadian Rattlesnake — November 27, 2012 @ 4:43 pm - November 27, 2012

  16. Irony, thy name is Bruce.

    Do you think he would have said that if the gay left wasn’t so bigoted itself? Probably not.

    Comment by Rattlesnake — November 27, 2012 @ 4:48 pm - November 27, 2012

  17. “What does it say about someone who puts money and monetary possessions above one’s self, spirit and equal rights?”

    Ask the moochers, I heard they care a lot about the money they never earned

    Comment by susan — November 27, 2012 @ 4:58 pm - November 27, 2012

  18. I wrote a post on this myself, but I want to share my conclusion here.

    I am an individual far before I am a gay person. And, whether this moron realizes it or not, he is also an individual. By supporting and voting for the left, he is an “Uncle Tom” that “gives his time, money and voices to a political group that aids in oppression of individuals.”

    Comment by Rattlesnake — November 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - November 27, 2012

  19. “What does it say about someone who puts money and monetary possessions above one’s self, spirit and equal rights?”

    What does it say about those who are willing to trade the complete fiscal and economic collapse of their country for a piece of paper signed by bureaucrat that approves of their relationships?

    Comment by V the K — November 27, 2012 @ 6:38 pm - November 27, 2012

  20. I like a lot of those comments ‘what has the GOP or conservatives ever done for us?’
    What have you done for yourselves?

    Comment by Annie — November 27, 2012 @ 7:22 pm - November 27, 2012

  21. “What does it say about someone who puts money and monetary possessions above one’s self, spirit and equal rights?”

    What does it say about someone who is so pathetically needy for faux-kisses from a President, that they will gladly sit on His bus as He drives America over the cliff?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 27, 2012 @ 8:15 pm - November 27, 2012

  22. ‘what has the GOP or conservatives ever done for us?’

    Brought about the fall of Communism. Defended America from Islamism. Neither of which were/are gay-friendly.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 27, 2012 @ 8:17 pm - November 27, 2012

  23. Shocked face, I’d rather not live in an Obama third world country in exchange for a marriage license. I’d also rather have my partner able to obtain quality insurance and chose their doctor instead of crappy care vis a vis government exchanges and death panels England style.

    As a practical matter, being a successful 47%er requires being single anyway to maximize your government bennies. It’s actually a 50%-er now, I guess.

    Everybody knows marriage equality will be accomplished through either attrition and the younger generation, the Supremes, or state voters.

    Driving the USA into the ground will be accomplished through the election of Barrack Obama.

    My point was proven with this past election with 4 states voting pro equality. Of course, Adam Lambert was the secret weapon in MD ;)

    What the GOP or Obama says is irrelevant. And LOL Obama The Evolved kicked the issue back to the states anyway. The Advocate, Queerty et al are just self serving and willfully denying the constitutional liberties guaranteed by our founders with three equal branches of government being replaced by the politics of pop culture and media fascism.

    Where is The Advocate’s study on Obamacare raising the cost of insurance premiums by 45% on the huge majority of the “uninsured” in the under 25 age bracket? Blah blah blah MARRIAGE! SQUIRREL! RACISM! WAR ON WOMEN!

    Those jackasses put Obama into office twice and their reward is shouldering a burden of 225K in government debt and the prospect of crappy healthcare, unemployment, food stamps and malaise. Thank you government schools for institutionalizing stupid.

    Comment by ScaryRussianHeather — November 27, 2012 @ 10:36 pm - November 27, 2012

  24. Oh look. The gays who are SO against stereotypes are throwing around stereotypes again. Where’s Dan Savage to lecture you about the word faggot and then call you one when you need him? *le sigh*

    Comment by Tim in MT — November 27, 2012 @ 11:05 pm - November 27, 2012

  25. I can sympathize.
    As a straight woman, I am constantly being asked (with outrage) ‘How can you, as a woman, possibly be a conservative?”
    Apart from the offensive idea that all women must share the same liberal ideology, I am not just defined by my gender – besides being a woman, I am also a citizen, a taxpayer, a business owner. Just as a gay person is not solely defined by his/her sexual orientation – it’s a case of stereotying, isn’t it, to say that your entire being begins and ends with your gender and/or sexual orientation.

    Comment by Montréalaise — November 28, 2012 @ 12:56 am - November 28, 2012

  26. What are you talking about? You can tell it’s thoughtful political commentary by the shirtless pic…

    Comment by Tim in MT — November 28, 2012 @ 1:52 am - November 28, 2012

  27. [...] hope that we might be looking toward actually being respected for once was immediately dashed when Bruce over at GayPatriot linked an op-ed from Advocate.com about “The Mystery of Gay [...]

    Pingback by The Mystery of “Tolerant” Gay Liberals | Gay Conservative — November 28, 2012 @ 4:15 am - November 28, 2012

  28. The problem with this Carroll guy, as others have pointed out, is that he’s so self-absorbed that he cannot fathom living in a country where he is not completely loved and accepted by everyone. He believes he must receive special recognition and special privileges. He believes he has a right to force people to stifle their own beliefs so that he may openly live however he wishes. Yet he doesn’t see the ironic intolerance behind leftist, P.C. enforced tolerance.

    His self-absorption is so extreme that every other important issue is ignored. So what if, in refusing to enforce DOMA, Obama effectively flouts the law he is tasked to uphold? So what if Obamacare actually ruins health care in this country as long as it contains gay-friendly provisions? So what if it forces people to act against conscience? So what if joblessness is high, our recovery from recession is poor, and record numbers are on food stamps? So what if Obama is weakening our ability to defend ourselves against terrorists? So what if other civil liberties go down the drain? As long as he’s “gay-friendly” as liberal statists define “friendly,” then he’s okay with them.

    God save us from the tolerant left.

    Comment by DaveS — November 28, 2012 @ 2:20 pm - November 28, 2012

  29. “I have heard gay Republicans say they vote according to their fiscal needs. So basically a vote is cast for their bank account while they remain spiritually bankrupt.”

    I had been thinking that the marriage equality movement was a religious struggle.

    While claiming that enlightened thinkers support gay marriage because it represents progress; it is the fruit of evolution. Therefore scientific.

    But the movement has taken on the characteristics of a religion, and I think it should be compared to other religions, as such.

    Comment by pdx.b — November 28, 2012 @ 5:41 pm - November 28, 2012

  30. While claiming that enlightened thinkers support gay marriage because it represents progress; it is the fruit of evolution. Therefore scientific.

    This doesn’t make any sense.

    Comment by Rattlesnake — November 29, 2012 @ 12:11 am - November 29, 2012

  31. The last paragraph of his “op-ed” is hilarious. To him, LGBT equality is “not about being Democrat or Republican”…what a crock of crap. Yet, he agrees to about 1,000 words slamming people who happen to be gay and Republican and have different viewpoints than the “establishment.”

    Wha a crock of crap this read is. I can’t believe I wasted 3-4 minutes of my life reading this.

    But, the LEFT is doing an astounding job at part 2 of the Rules for Radicals…destroying it’s political opposition for true transformation of this country.

    Watch out…

    After leaving our friends house, my husband and I decided to walk home so I could gather my thoughts and clear my head. As we passed The White House, we stood there, hand-in-hand and peered through the gate at that beautiful house illuminated with light. I thought about how far the LGBT community has come since I was a bullied little kid growing up on Long Island. Being gay is not a political thing for me, but who I intrinsically am. It’s not about being a Democrat or Republican, but continuing the fight for equal rights. It’s about picking up the baton from the generations before us — many who have died without ever knowing true social freedom — and paving the way for the generations ahead. And though self love and self worth might not come easily for some, I look at what LGBT people have accomplished throughout history and it fills me with an unshakable sense of pride to always fight for what is just and to stand on the right side of history. I dare gay Republicans to do the same.

    Comment by James Richardson — November 30, 2012 @ 3:07 pm - November 30, 2012

  32. [...] at the Advocate would be wise to learn from this gay elected official — and to watch how his party receives [...]

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  33. “when their beloved jobs that gave them their beloved money were taken away from them because they were gay?”

    Uh…exactly where does this happen? In consulting, I’ve worked at dozens of companies where, most of the time, it’s become casually known that I’m gay.

    Nobody cares, ever. And when someone does, it’s always some patronizing liberal.

    Comment by BigJ — December 3, 2012 @ 8:25 am - December 3, 2012

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