September 29, 2005

Hating Homosexuals

Stroll over to Memeorandum today, and you might run into this thread of posts, where a group of highly partisan ideologues are enraged that someone they think might be gay, might move into a top leadership position in Congress.

Some derisively call the candidate a homo, and others blast him for being a closet homosexual, as though being gay was a crime.

You might be surprised to see that every single one of these people blasting Republican David Dreier for reportedly being gay (he has never answered this rumor, nor should he have to) is a liberal blogger.

The worst of the worst is Americablog, run by vicious bigot John Aravosis who feels it is his obligation to hunt down and politically assassinate any and all homosexual politicians, or even suspected homosexual politicians, who do not strictly toe what he considers the gay party line.

Using Aravosis logic, all heterosexuals should be required to vote Republican because the party is against gay marriage. That is all that matters. Forget your stance on free speech, gun rights, the War on Terror, poverty, social security, education, or taxes. You are a heterosexual, and that all that matters about you as a person; as a voter your sexuality alone should define how you vote.

His message is simple, and brutal: You are not allowed to stray off the gay plantation. If you do, overseer John will whip you unmercifully as a hypocrite.

That so many liberals unquestioningly support this point of view, should give readers pause to wonder if all they really care about are gays as a voting block, and not as people.

Not that they is anything wrong with that, of course.

Note: Jeff Goldstein has more (not work safe).

Update: Via Protein Wisdom,Prism Warden has an inside take on the politics of "outing" that is worth a read. One of his readers calls people like Aravosis and Mike Rogers at BlogActive as "gay Borg... driven by anger, envy and hatred."

Yeah, that seems about right.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 29, 2005 12:02 AM | TrackBack

When did liberals become illiberal; when did the people who expouse tolerance and diversity become intolerant and non-diverse; when did the people who claim that the Constitution grants a "Right to Privacy" when it applies to abortion, yet will dumpster-dive to discredit any conservative? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind...

Posted by: Tom T at September 29, 2005 07:51 AM

Just like every other voting block the dihmmi's once had an ironclad grip on, this one is slipping away to as the subjected realize just who's interests the masters really had in mind.

Posted by: Gmac at September 29, 2005 05:18 PM

No surprises here. This is the same party that launched the most racist attacks on blacks (think Condi and Clarence Thomas) since the heyday of the KKK. But I agree with Tom T: I remember the days when liberals really seemed like nice people, not foaming at the mouth, hate-filled, obsessive, angry lunatics.

Posted by: Bookworm at September 29, 2005 05:44 PM

This is totally consistent with the true motive behind these folks: P O W E R!

You have to use whatever method or tactic you can to control those who can be controlled and intimidate and punish others.

No diversity of viewpoint or opinion can be tolerated.

Posted by: Mike's America at September 30, 2005 01:04 AM