GOPProud members comment on a gay GOP political operative, who they thought everyone knew was gay, but some claim they have de facto outed him. I almost care, in the big scheme of things, but there is another point.
If we are supposed to respect the choices of someone like chaz bono to be called a man, and to “identify” as a man, even though she is, in reality, a biological woman, why shouldn’t anyone who chooses to “identify” as straight be respected in the same way, even if they engage in homosexual sex? Leftists throw everything out the window when it comes to political warfare, including their identity politics.
I don’t support gay rights for the simple reason gays don’t respect my rights: gay groups are mostly worried about 1-2 issues, gay marriage and gay bullying or gay rights. They completely ignore my issues of over-taxation and government interference in my business and personal rights. I cannot support their causes when they continue to discriminate against me and my causes, probably because I am heterosexual.
Any group which largely supports leftist principals and issues is better sidelined pursuing issues about which I don’t care, and I don’t much care about gay marriage either way, but it sucks the steam out of their ability to push other leftist causes. It also causes them to naturally alienate people with their extremism (as they did re: Prop 8 in California) which further damages the democrats and the left.
That’s why I don’t concern myself with issues dear to (most) gay activists, not because I have anything against gay people. They don’t, by and large, support the same issues I do, and having them (and other democrats and leftists) waste time and money fighting for gay marriage and other gay related issues takes away from the really damaging things they do in this country.
Not to mention the fact, gay issues are a wedge issue that one day might drive religious black voters out of the democrat party. This fact should be exploited, the left has lied about the GOP and conservatives being bigoted and racist for too long. I think religious blacks are natural Republicans, and only democrat propaganda has kept them out of the party for so long.