Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Blackmailing Gays

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The vile David Corn has this thinly veiled threat on his site:

There’s a list going around. Those disseminating it call it “The List.” It’s a roster of top-level Republican congressional aides who are gay.

On CBS News on Tuesday, correspondent Gloria Borger reported that there’s anger among House Republicans at what an unidentified House GOPer called a “network of gay staffers and gay members who protect each other and did the Speaker a disservice.” The implication is that these gay Republicans somehow helped page-pursuing Mark Foley before his ugly (and possibly illegal) conduct was exposed. The List–drawn up by gay politicos–is a partial accounting of who on Capitol Hill might be in that network.

So what if some staffers are gay? Liberals as a whole and liberal homosexuals believe that Republicans hate gays more than anything. They think we are a bunch of crazed, bible-toting, oppressive homophobes when that is the farthest thing from the case. Read the conservative bloggers who get the largest readership; Powerline, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, Captain Ed, none of them has ever posted anything remotely homophobic. They may disagree with positions taken on social issues but are not even close to homophobic.

I have a copy. I’m not going to publish it. For one, I don’t know for a fact that the men on the list are gay. And generally I don’t fancy outing people–though I have not objected when others have outed gay Republicans, who, after all, work for a party that tries to limit the rights of gays and lesbians and that welcomes the support of those who demonize same-sexers.

Again, the party doesn't look to demonize "same-sexers", we look to make everyone equal and no one above equal. Policies pushed by advocacy groups such as the NAACP, GLAAD and others seek special rights. Hell, read my posts about the gay union issue, I have no qualms about a civil union between two men and two women as long as the rules are the same when divorce time comes.

...But anytime a gay Republican is outed by events, a dicey issue is raised: what about those GOPers who are gay and who serve a party that is anti-gay? Are they hypocrites, opportunists, or just confused individuals? Is it possible to support a party because you adhere to most of its tenets–even if that party refuses to recognize you as a full citizen? The men on The List might want to think hard about these questions–as they probably already have–for if I have a copy of The List, there’s a good chance it will be appearing soon on a website near everyone.

Emphasis mine. Corn shows just how despicable he is by threatening to out these men. He will e-mail the list to some blogging dupe and stay above the fray. He is threatening the jobs of men who are probably very good at what they do all because of nothing. This will dissuade gay men from working for Republicans who hired them full-well knowing they are gay. What does that accomplish? Short answer--a whole bunch of nothing.

Gay Patriot has the line of the day and the best response yet to this scumbag:

I am a full citizen thanks to the US Constitution.

Please take a minute to read Bruce's entire post, it's worth it.

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