May 21, 2010
Matt Barber and Andrew Sullvan care deeply about your sexual desires!
Looks like it's "I TOLD YOU SO" time.
In a post not long ago, I noted that gay activist busybodies and anti-gay busybodies both share a similar mindset where it comes to privacy in matters of human sexual freedom. They don't like it:
There are gay activist busybodies who don't believe in leaving people alone, and they are assisted by anti-gay busybodies on the other "side."I mentioned the American Family Association, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality as among the strange allies of gay activists, and to that list I would now add Matt Barber (who was once again kind enough to email me and let me know how strongly he feels).
Writing in (where else?) WorldNetDaily, he argues that lesbianism is a relevant factor in considering someone "for any public service," because it's a character issue, and homosexuality is immoral:
Media, here's your question: "Solicitor Kagan, do you identify as a lesbian?" Ms. Kagan, your answer is simpler still: "Yes" or "no."Notice that by conflating lesbianism with immorality and bad character, he creates the impression that a majority of Americans consider lesbians unfit for public service. Barber, of course, thinks they are, and he considers lesbians (and all homosexuals) to be inherently immoral people who should therefore not be allowed to hold office. He has a right to his beliefs, but his attempt to impute them to the majority of Americans is simply delusional.
But as to caring deeply about the sexuality of others, he finds common ground with Andrew Sullivan, whom he cites with approval:
Although the mainstream media refuse to do their job, some in the homosexual-activist press are stepping-up to fill the vacuum.Andrew Sullivan and those who think like him care deeply about whether people are gay, and so do those in the Matt Barber brigade.
It seems to me that as fewer ordinary Americans care deeply about these things, the people who do care deeply will become ever louder.
What I can't decide is whether I should keep deeply ignoring them in the hope they'll go away.
posted by Eric on 05.21.10 at 02:54 PM
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