Out more Republican closet cases
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Michael Rogers' blogACTIVE outing of Edward Schrock a Virginia conservative politician and ending of the man's political career gets nothing but an Amen! from me.
But many gay leaders at least publicly dissent. In their hearts I doubt they give a damn. But in their roles as visible queer leadership they have the prudential concern of being able to talk to the hypocrites that constitute America's legally if not duly elected representatives.
The HRC says it is against using "[sexual] orientation as a weapon. Well the Human Rights Campaign lost the regular contributions of one of my straight friends when they foolishly decided to support one of New York state's most visibly corrupt politicians. Their support didn't keep him in office either. And the HRC's recent treatment of Margaret Cho was an equally valueless attempt to win friends among people who despise us.
You can't help but sympathize with the membership The Gay, Lesbian & Allies Senate Staff Caucus. But staffers are people who've chosen to pursue careers in social universe that at best deals in ambiguities. A polite way of saying lies. I'm sure outings make some of the people they work with nervous.
The Log Cabin Republicans - homocons in bed with theocons - don’t like political outings. Poor creatures whatever askew logic they can manufacture to support homophobes. You'd think the Federal Marriage Amendment would've given them finer appreciation of Republican reality.
John Aravosis, the guy behind Dear Mary, sums up my own feelings about Republican politicians:
“They declared war,” he said. “We’re not going to respond with a hug.”
Certainly not powerful gay men who attack the rest of us from a comfortable closet.