I DON’T LIKE REPUBLICAN SENATORS JUST AS MUCH AS THE NEXT GUY…
How does this blog decide who to report on? It’s simple. We report on hypocrites. In this case, hypocrites who vote against the gay and lesbian community while engaging in gay sex themselves*.
When you cast that vote, Mr. Senator, represent your own…it’s the least you could do.
Actually, it could probably fall under some legal definition of blackmail, but hey, I’m no criminal lawyer. I don’t get how a openly gay person could be comfortable using “outing” as a threat to change behavior. On the one hand, it would seem to reinforce the idea that homosexuality is something to be ashamed of and kept hidden at all costs. On the other hand, it singles out gay politicians to be punished in ways that their straight counterparts, who vote the same way, are not punished.
It’s like punishing African-American Republicans by calling them white or denying them membership in national black organizations — discriminating against your own people because of who they are…isn’t that something minorities, of all people, should be vehemently against?
Sure, Republican/conservatism is bad and must be stopped at all costs, but can’t we use a nice sexuality/gender/race neutral way to change their Republican minds? Like…I dunno…waiting for them in an alley with a sack of oranges and a bat?