One of the interesting things about being a gay conservative type in cyberspace who blogs under a pseudonym is how apparently malleable and changeable my sexual orientation is.
Just in the past week alone, I've discovered that the following activities, according to other commentors, indelibly purge you of any impulse of homosexualism, damning you forever to the ninth circle of non-fabulousity:
-- Voting for Bush
-- Leaning conservative and/or Republican
-- Criticizing Lawrence v. Texas as a poor decision
-- Arguing against abortion
-- Defending Christianity
-- Agreeing with Dr. James Dobson on one or two points
-- Not particularly caring whether Brokeback won one, three, or eight Oscars (this being a particularly heinous crime)
By any definition, then, I should be on my first wife, second minivan, and third kid. Instead, I'm missing the 7:48 AM Bay Point Flyer because of the 6:46 Sodomy Express. What gives?
Well, to most of our so-called "gay activists", being homosexual is not a matter of being attracted to your same gender; instead, it's a matter of genetics determining your political affiliation, religious beliefs, taste in movies, fashion sense, and ideology. Break the rule, and you lose your gayhood. It's just that simple.
Were this just a matter of internecine fighting and insults, it wouldn't be that big of a deal. However, the reason why it is a problem is outlined in another provocative post by Robbie (indeed, does he ever write any other kind?) over on The Malcontent, where the Chicago Chaucer details in stunning prose how the addictive association of homosexuality to unrelated political causes not only causes gay groups to get too close to the lunatic edge, but go running off it screaming with arms flailing at every opportunity, much to the detriment of the advancement of gay rights as a whole.
I particularly like the comment from Aatom of Aatom Bomb about the issue and solution:
Which is why it is critical to whittle down our agenda to the most efficient gay friendly platform possible, if we are to maintain any relevence in the political process. marriage, adoption, overturning anti-gay legislation, providing safety nets for the AIDS community. these are things that we should be united in fighting for. If you don't believe in gay marriage, fine, but please don't stand in the way of those of us who wish to have the right. But we can certainly weed out unnecessary dead political weight by avoiding hotbutton issues like abortion and foreign policy for god's sake. a simple recognition from our "own" that we all don't speak with one monolithic voice on every political issue would prove to me that our advocates in the non-profit community recognize the true diversity of our community, instead of simply giving lip service to a diversity that suits their purposes alone.
Truer words were never spoken.