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You’ve Got To Admire Gay Patriot, If Not Agree On Everything

Posted on | March 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

This stuffy, old-fashioned, hidebound, social conservative blog would like to offer a round of applause for Gay Patriot:

There seems to be a pattern among gay activists and their supporters in the legacy media, to define as “hatred” any opposition to their views on homosexuality. Now, I do not share Kirk Cameron’s view that homosexuality is “unnatural” and believe this view shows an incredible ignorance of the history of human behavior and of artistic and mythological representations of human relationships.
That said, there is a difference between expressing a view colored by a fundamentalist faith and manifesting animus to those who do not live by the strictures of that faith. In expressing his (very) un-PC views (and, in my mind, narrow) opinion on homosexuality, Cameron has never adopted a hostile (or hateful) attitude toward gay people.

Sexually, politically, spiritually, artistically: life is a Venn diagram with non-overlapping regions. How refreshing it is to see someone point out the regions where we can agree, and allow that there are some disjoint areas, without turning it into an illiberal, Lefty hate-fest.

I came out in support of Cameron the other day, but feel no need to re-hash that here. Props to you, Dan Blatt.

via Breitbart


7 Responses to “You’ve Got To Admire Gay Patriot, If Not Agree On Everything”

  1. A Stephens
    March 24th, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Agree.  Gay Patriot deserves kudos for putting intellectual honesty above idiomatic axioms.

  2. Alborn
    March 24th, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    I must comment on this because it is so much more complicated than whether you approve of homosexuals or not. It is the downward spiral of society that begins once we say okay these behaviors are to be accepted. Now I am not for killing gays like Islamist say but I think we have to stand up and say this is not natural behavior and leave our children alone. Granted children should be taught to “do unto others as you want done to you”. And this starts at home. I do appreciate Kirk standing his ground. Christians have been struggling for centuries to find the happy medium between love, acceptance and judgement and that struggle continues today. But we must fight back now to survive.

  3. smitty
    March 24th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    We must make our case in positive ways.

  4. ThePaganTemple
    March 24th, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    Bottom line, they have the right to live their lives the way they see fit, and we have the right to leave them the fuck alone. But when they start throwing their shit in our faces, demanding this and that right, wanting to influence our schools and religions and using politics and government to do so, that’s when we have to draw the line. Because when they do that, that’s when I get pissed off at them and start calling them pole smokers and stuff. 

    I like Gay Patriot, and my feelings about his personal lifestyle in irrelevant to that. But I will never support any demand for acceptance of such concepts as gay marriage, encouraging acceptance of homosexuality in children, etc., because anybody with a brain can see where that will lead over the long haul.

  5. smitty
    March 24th, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Well, yes. I was celebrating the small victory that we can disagree agreeably on some points, without rendering the other side of the argument inhuman.

  6. Alborn
    March 24th, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Agreed. That is why I referenced the Golden Rule. But you can see from Gay Pride Parades and GLAAD that many of them do not agree. As well as some on the opposite side do not offer non offending Gays positive ways to communicate. The deragatory name calling never helps.

  7. DaveO
    March 24th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    I’m a fan of Dan’s and Bruce’s. I don’t always agree with them, but they are intellectually honest and thick-skinned. I recommend them to anyone.