Andrew Sullivan Probably Did More to Advance SSM...

than any other single person in the world.

Here is what he has to say about the Brendan Eich witch hunt:
Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us...

When people’s lives and careers are subject to litmus tests, and fired if they do not publicly renounce what may well be their sincere conviction, we have crossed a line. This is McCarthyism applied by civil actors. This is the definition of intolerance. If a socially conservative private entity fired someone because they discovered he had donated against Prop 8, how would you feel? It’s staggering to me that a minority long persecuted for holding unpopular views can now turn around and persecute others for the exact same reason. If we cannot live and work alongside people with whom we deeply disagree, we are finished as a liberal society.
By the way, Sullivan reports that 20 years ago, for being one of the first to support SSM, gay activists called him "neofascist," "heterosexist," and "patriarchal." But now they have changed their minds, and come to favor SSM, so anyone who opposes it is a "homophobe."

Ah, sweet tolerance!


  1. I haven't heard "heterosexist" before.


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