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Yay! June is Leftist Pride Month! Time for The Stranger to Ridicule Gay Conservatives

Posted on June 25 2010 1:00 pm
I'm a newly born Conservative, recovering from a life of misguided liberalism. 40-something, born in Seattle and raised in Washington State.
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A 2007 Gay Pride parade in Seattle. Notice the complete lack of political agenda?

Did I say Leftist Pride? I meant Gay Pride, of course. You know, that one month where oppressed homosexuals, completely devoid of any civil rights thanks to witless, anti-humanitarian Conservatives, are allowed to come out of the closet and meekly march down the center of every city and town in the entire free world.

Gay Pride is all about the expression of individual liberty, something that all leftists fervently support.

Or do they?

In honor of Pride, possibly Seattle’s most radical newspaper, The Stranger, has published its “Queer” issue. In it is an entire section devoted to “Republicans I have ‘Coupled’ With.”

One article, by Eli Sanders, recounts three experiences with gay, conservative men. The article is titled The Nazi – To Say Nothing of the Log Cabin Republican and the Bossy Anesthesiologist.

I’ll say little about the Nazi. The fact that Sanders  misunderstands National Socialism as a far Right movement, rather than a far Left one, says a lot about his educational brainwashing and social bias.

But his reminiscence of the time spent with the Log Cabin Republican is extremely telling.

I thought about the Nazi again when, at a Fourth of July party a few years later, I met a guy from an East Coast Ivy League school who had a lot of smart things to say about a lot of interesting subjects. Again, summer. Again, we ended up back at my place. Again, brunch the next day, at which we discussed the notable thing he’d told me as we were chitchatting in the morning light: He was a Republican.

And then, a brief paragraph later:

It’s also that, to me, there is something so uniquely bizarre—so profoundly nonsensical—about a gay conservative that I always assume the person’s politics are just an outgrowth of deep psychological damage. He’s still very uncomfortable with his homosexuality, and so he is drawn to a political group that, just like him, is still very uncomfortable with his homosexuality. Fix the psychological damage, and the politics will quickly follow, I figure. Why waste a delightful (but for his politics) individual?

The same man who had so many smart things to say on so many intelligent subjects became deeply, psychologically damaged. What changed?

Certainly not the Conservative, but Sanders’ opinion of him. All based on one word: Republican.

And thus, the leftist bias inherent in the Gay Rights movement is revealed.

Social Justice? Hmm... where have I heard that before?

It’s not about civil rights for any group of individuals. It’s about pushing an agenda. Gay Rights and Gay Pride only exist for leftists.

Those of us who are vile, psychologically damaged conservatives aren’t welcome. The reason? We interfere with the real message: that of Social Justice and government mandated equality over personal liberty.

That ideal is hardly something to be proud of.


Chris Barnhart is a blogger from Seattle, WA. He authors the blog “Chris Is RIGHT,” which deals with social and political issues from a conservative perspective.

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