Let us talk about the gay elephant in the room…Posted: August 15, 2011 Filed under: politics 6 Comments
Representative Phillip Hinkle, R-Indiana, has resently joined the ranks of politicians who campaigned against ‘the homosexual agenda’ (their words, not mine) while also attempting to arrange a homosexual encounter with another man. Just a guess on my part, but I’ll bet the young man he contacted via Craigslist was not his first walk on the wild side.
I’m all for consenting adults being allowed to do what they do behind closed doors and keep secret the details that have no relevance to their job performance — but why does it seem that a month cannot go by without someone who has publically endorsed the conservative party line on homosexuality getting outed?
In other gay news, Tea Party favorite Michelle Bachmann has recently announced that if elected president of the US, she would seek to overturn the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,‘ (which I guess means that all of the soldiers who came out of the closet as of September 20th this year (when “D. A. D. T.” officially ends) will have to go back into the closet when they once again reinstate “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and all the soldiers who knew that ~10% of their comrades were gay a week ago will suddenly have to pretend like they don’t know that). Nevermind that The Pentagon has already determined that it is time to update the sexual orientation policy. Nevermind that a plurality of soldiers currently serving have said it’s time to drop “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” She’s gonna get the gays in uniform back in the closet because that’s the kind of promise that gets her base excited (how appropriate to refer to them as ‘base.’)…
I wonder how many of those ‘anti-gay’ Bachmannites are also a little ‘light in the loafers’? “Shhhhh! My congregation thinks I’m straight!”
Why is it that the majority of politicians who describe themselves as ‘social convservatives’ seem to want to suggest that ‘government get the heck out of our private lives‘ whenever Michelle Obama suggests that kids ought to eat an apple once in a while, but they do want to try to get the government involved in the sex lives and living arrangements of consenting adults? Am I just not understanding the whole ‘smaller government’ thing?
Amen. It would be comic if it weren't for the fact that these cretins are messing with people's lives.
No, you've got it pretty much on the nose. You see, they don't want government in *their* lives. If you're straight, white and male you should be free to do as you wish. This is called 'liberty'.
If you're gay, non-white or female then those who are none of those things should be able to tell you what to do. And this is called 'returning to our roots'.
Well, I guess thats a part of what I don't 'get.' If I was introducing myself to young men via Craigslist and having sex with them, wouldn't I kind of have to admit, “Well, I guess I'm at least sort of gay” or “I am acting gay tonight” or “I am doing what gay people do” or something similar? And, if I were the kind of guy who did that, why would I embarrass myself by legislating against 'the gays' at my day job? Wouldn't that put me more at risk of being outed by some stranger I met to do the nasty with on Craigslist? Time and time again (Larry “Wide Stance”)Craig, Rev. George(“Lift My Luggage”) Rekkers, Rev. Ted(“It was just a massage”) Haggard, etc., all seem to almost have two lives… and they don't think to live in the same reality that other people do (i.e.: if you 'do the gay' then people will assume that you are gay).
It is not enough that politicians are hypocrites, but they put their religion out in front as justification for their beliefs. Why isn't their this mass movement against lying or coveting? What about adulterers? Well, we know politicians won't form campaigns around an anti-lying stance.
'Why is it that the majority of politicians who describe themselves as 'social convservatives' seem to want to suggest that 'government get the heck out of our private lives' whenever Michelle Obama suggests that kids ought to eat an apple once in a while, but they do want to try to get the government involved in the sex lives and living arrangements of consenting adults? Am I just not understanding the whole 'smaller government' thing?'
There's a couple of dimensions that you're not seeing. Roger Burgess identified part of it.
1. “Small government” started out as non-egalitarian and non-democratic. Thomas Jefferson and that bunch wanted to phase out slavery, but they did not think that blacks were equal to whites, and they did not think poor whites were equal to “nature's aristocrats.” For people like Jefferson, “small government” means that “nature's aristocrats” have freedom.
2. Government is an exercise in bribery. Closet homosexuals are good at playing bribes and blackmail, thus many go into politics.
3. One can regard oneself as addicted to homosexual sex and yet one can absolutely hate the modern culture of homosexual hedonism. Quite a few “Log Cabin Republicans” want to enjoy sodomy, but they want to do so in the closet.
“'social convservatives' seem to want to suggest that 'government get the heck out of our private lives' whenever Michelle Obama suggests that kids ought to eat an apple once in a while”
OMG, First Ladies should not tell our kids to do healthy things, like how that bitch Nancy Reagan was telling my generation to not do drug! ;P
“It is not enough that politicians are hypocrites, but they put their religion out in front as justification for their beliefs. Why isn't their this mass movement against lying or coveting?”
The funny thing is how folks do such things in the name of Christ, while forgetting or outright ignoring the fact that Jesus fought against hypocrisy, social injustice, and following the Old Testament in a rigged way. If he returned in the Middle Ages, the Vatican would have him burned in alive for speaking out against their authority. If he returned today, he would likely tell people to stop doing things in his name, and tell Fred Phelps to STFU. I'm not trying to second guess the guy, but his actions speaks louder then everyone else's words.