WiG: Can you talk about your stances on social issues?
Jack: After the freakshow that was the DNC convention, I am quite honestly worn out by all the angry estrogen. But I will talk briefly about abortion. I was informed by a grad-school colleague of mine that until I have a uterus, I don’t have a right to an opinion about abortion (never mind the fact that I am thoroughly pro-choice). The stridency of these broads cannot possibly be making them many friends.
— According to the author, the conservative interviewee “is a senior editor at a small public relations company in northern New Jersey, and is gay.”
An early draft of the Republican platform accuses the Obama administration of “attempting to impose” on the “peoples of Africa…legalized abortion and the homosexual rights agenda,” and hopes to change that. 21st century America y’all.
Serwer: “As far as the GOP is concerned, ‘religious freedom’ doesn’t extend to people who do not subscribe to the religious conviction that homosexuality is sinful and should be punished by the state.”
Turning a chicken sandwich into Public Gay Enemy Number One makes LGBT people look superficial, vindictive and juvenile — everything that we as a community have worked hard to overcome. Remember, employers don’t want drama queens on the payroll, military service is serious business, and marriage is not a right society grants to spoiled children…
Even if marriage equality activists “won” and Chick-fil-A went out of business tomorrow…LGBT people would have handed antigay organizations a weapon better than money can buy — confirmation that gay people really are the thought police, willing and able to use the power of the state to impose our will on oppressed social conservatives.
— LCR Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper, who for a Republican seems to hate the idea of capitalism… you know, the thing where people choose freely what things to buy or not buy with their money.
Also, Cooper seems not to realize that no matter how “respectable” he acts, certain Americans will always see him as a “queen” because of who he loves. It’s not being the “thought police” to insist that one’s group not be relegated to the status of thought criminals.