Thanks to commenter Annie. This is an angle I had not considered.
Having been a liberal “community organizer” in my past, I immediately recognized the strategy being employed. This is an effort to condition the public into automatically equating faith with bigotry.
To make faith in the public square illegal and dangerous, you need legal cases and publicity. Voila, lawsuits against small business resting on the notion that acting on genuinely held faith is bigotry per se.
Under these rules, freedom of conscience is squashed under the jackboot of liberals, all in the Orwellian name of “equality and fairness.” Here we are dealing with not just forcing someone to do something for you, but forcing them in the process to violate a sacrament of their faith as well.
Well, first reason for this post is that tickets forHOMOCON 2010 are nearly sold-out!
But the REAL reason is to provide some extra impetus for you to consider a trip to Manhattan: TAMMY BRUCE is coming. Yep, if Ann Coulter wasn’t enough, our own Queen Conservative Diva Ms. Bruce will be there now, too!
So what are ya waiting for? Join a buncha Gay Patriots in NYC on Sept. 25 for HOMOCON 2010!
Among the many topics touched upon last night in the most marvelous Boston dinner (great food and amazing conversation), we discussed Sarah Palin. We all admired the former Alaska Governor (though to varying degrees), but also agreed that she’s not positioning herself well for the White House.
That said, another woman we GayPatriots all admire, the magnificent and munificent (with her wisdom) Tammy Bruce has interviewed that accomplished woman. And if two such talented women appear together in the same podcast, it surely merits your attention.
On Friday, I noted that anti-gay activist Ryan Sorba, in the process of angling for a role in a CNN documentary, challenged prominent gay conservative Tammy Bruce to a debate.
Let Tammy Bruce and/or Andrew Sullivan know that I am going to publicly challenge both to a debate soon!
Bruce, who as of last week leads the advisory board of the gay GOP group GOProud, responded to me (bolds mine):
I was amused by Ryan Sorba’s declaration that he would be soon calling for a debate between himself and either me or Andrew Sullivan. I have a better idea — I would suggest Sorba ‘debate’ Ted Haggard, Bob Allen or perhaps even George Alan Rekers. I think that might prove more interesting, and would certainly help shed some light on how hypocritical homophobic bigotry has been masquerading as an element of both Christianity and conservatism for far too long. Frankly, I do find it rather odd that homosexuality seems to be more on the minds of certain so-called religious conservatives than it is for most of my gay friends.
In the meantime, as the new chair of the Advisory Council of GOProud, I’m excited to be able to do further work promoting how authentically conservative ideals improve the quality of everyone’s lives, especially gays and other minorities. We are only truly free as individuals when we are able to make life choices that best suit us. That requires limited government, lower taxes, and personal responsibility. This is the conservative message I embrace, that compels the Tea Party movement, and will transform this nation on November 2nd.
Bruce, who appears frequently on Fox News, has quite a bit more credibility with conservatives than Sorba, whom even some gay marriage opponents consider needlessly abrasive. Hence, smack-downs like this.
HAHAHAHA. Ryan Sorba — what a tool. I’d pay to see this debate. She’ll eat him alive.
By the way, can we PLEASE stop the notion that Andrew Sullivan is a conservative. For crying out loud!