WaPo Blogger Jennifer Rubin Suddenly Notices That the Right Is Anti-Gay
The next big rift in the base of the Republican Party may be caused by Mitt Romney’s choice of the openly gay Richard Grenell as foreign policy spokesman. Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin is properly appalled at the hateful language of people like Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, but where was she when all the Republican presidential candidates eagerly consented to be interviewed by Fischer?
And Bryan Fischer is only the most egregious example of the GOP’s fear mongering on gay rights. One of the sustaining principles of today’s reactionary right wing is homosexual panic.
It would be a positive thing for the party and our country if it was crystal clear there is no place in civil discourse for those fanning the flames of hatred toward gays and egging on fellow conservatives to discriminate against gays in hiring. Unfortunately, not everyone on the right agrees.
Understatement of the weekend.