On being out, proud and conservative

My left-liberal experience was of intolerance if you dared challenge political correctness. The right is more accepting.

Tammy Bruce
Guardian [UK]
22 October 2010

There’s a little something I noticed in the reaction to my first article here at the Guardian – a question tucked in the midst of the hundreds of pithy and thoughtful reader contributions – I was asked: what is it like to be gay and conservative?

After all, those conservatives hate the homos, don’t they? It must be very, very difficult for me, one concerned reader noted, to be among the intolerant and hateful.

Well, I do suppose I would rather bask in the unbridled sunlight of liberal values of fairness, tolerance and love so eloquently on display in many of the comments made on my first contribution here. I know, it seems like such an odd decision, to reject the Eden of the liberal establishment. Yet strangely, after having been on the left for so long myself, I began to wonder: how much love and understanding can one person take?

Presumably, “batshit crazy”is an English liberal term of endearment, right? When I read another commenter’s description of American conservative women politicians as “a bunch of petty, incoherent shrews”, I was filled with joy at realising how great it was to be among authentic feminists once again…

…The real story of bigotry and intolerance is the fact that it lives and thrives on the left. As a gay woman who spent most of her adult life pushing the cart for liberal causes with liberal friends in a liberal city, I found that sexism, racism and homophobia are staples in the liberal world. The huge irony is liberals spend every ounce of energy promoting the notion that they are the banner carriers of individualism and personal freedom, yet the hammer comes down on anyone who dares not to conform to, or who dissents even in part from, the liberal agenda…

Read the entire article at the Guardian.

H/T HillBuzz who have written a great article of their own about being gay and conservative.

…This is classic in terms of what the Left does to anyone gay who speaks from a conservative perspective — they launch an Alinsky assault on you because you need to be made an example of what happens when a gay strays from the approved circle of thought.  The rational is that if YOU are allowed to be gay and conservative, and survive the experience unpunished, then others might follow your lead, and then the Democrats’ house of cards would crumble.

So, you must be smashed.  Crushed. Pummeled. Assaulted.  Demoralized. Ridiculed. Stomped. Bashed.

Meanwhile, the worst the Right is doing is praying for you.

It really does boil down to these incredibly stark terms…

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