Monday, March 08, 2010

The BBC Is Astounded

The BBC is astounded:

A conservative US state senator who has regularly voted against gay rights measures during his 14 years in office has confessed he is gay.
I don't get it.

Why is it that every gay person in America must vote in lockstep with the radical gay lobby? Not all gay people believe that the marital religious contract should be stepped on by the government.

Now that I think of it, not all women believe that women should have the right to choose abortion, not all black people think that Obama is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and not all unemployed people want unemployment compensation extended indefinitely.

I cannot tell you whether State Senator Roy Ashburn will renounce his voting record on gay rights issues or not, but the fact is that his admission of being gay is not an admission of voting hypocrisy regardless of how the gasping BBC paints it.

Maybe, as he paints it, he was simply trying to vote the way he believed his constituents wanted him to vote. In today's American political climate, that might be the more worthy angle.

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