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June 22, 2012

Homophobes Of The Left

Over the last couple of years, I've made positive references to the organization GOProud, a group of conservative Republican gays, and their efforts to expand the conservative movement into a constituency that is traditionally not very open to Republicans. I've even done battle with other conservatives over the group -- due in no small part to my blogging friendship with a member of the group's board.

Now since GOProud definitely identifies itself as a Republican organization, nobody should be shocked that the group endorsed Mitt Romney for President this week. Why would a group of gay conservatives make such an endorsement? Because their platform and Romney's match up on the overwhelming majority of the issues upon which the group defines itself -- conservative issues that are no-brainers to conservatives like members of the group. The group expresses disappointment that Romney holds a different position of gay marriage, but views the confluence of their other views as the basis for endorsing Romney over a president who supports only the group's gay marriage plank and no other issues.

The response from the Left has been. . . well,homophobic.

Let's start with the comment of "anti-bullying" bully and hatemonger Dan Savage.

I wonder -- what would be the reaction of gay Obama supporters were called "house faggots"? I think we would see virtual Armageddon.

And now we get this from a prominent media supporter of Obama, Joy Behar, on her CurrenTV show (You know CurrenTV, where has-been liberal hosts go to fade away into obscurity).

JOY BEHAR, HOST: Do you think Romney will ever get the gay vote? I don't think he’s going to get it any way.

HOWARD BRAGMAN, REPUTATION.COM: No, I don’t, unless his sons do a spread in GQ shirtless, and then I think it’ll be fine.

BEHAR: Could it be that the GOProud guys are just attracted to Mitt Romney's sons Matt, Mutt, Tag, Tip, Tack, and Bashful? Do you think that's the issue?

BRAGMAN: I would love a magic underwear photo shoot. I think we could…

BEHAR: What is that, anyway? Haven't they seen “The Book of Mormon?” They call themselves gay and they haven't been to “The Book of Mormon?” Unbelievable.

Lots of bigotry there from "tolerant" Joy -- but I'll confine myself to the homophobia. Does Joy really believe that gay men only think with their penises? And the stereotyping of gay men as mincing enthusiasts of Broadway musicals is pretty "out there" as well. Such claims from a conservative would be equally offensive -- and would be the basis for the same sort of outrage that a Dan Savage type comment from a conservative would be.

No, homophobia lives! Among the denizens of the political Left.





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