It is in my personal belief that it’s the content of a person’s character that matters- not the color of their skin or sexual orientation. As a matter of fact, who a person is sleeping with in the privacy of their own bedroom is none of anybody’s business. That subject doesn’t need to be broadcast whether you are heterosexual or homosexual.
Townhall.com political editor and frequent Fox News contributor, Guy Benson, recently made an announcement in his book and in an interview with BuzzFeed that he is gay. Now I didn’t feel that this needed to be some huge formal announcement as it really isn’t much of a big deal as I still admire his work. I read an article today that made me particularly annoyed.
Bryan Fischer, a contributor to a blog called BarbWire.com recently wrote an article entitled, “Gay Conservative is an Oxymoron”. The author claims to know what conservatism is, but clearly hasn’t a clue.
First of all, this article is — I will say it plainly– garbage. Some obviously have no idea what the concept of “conservative” means. I don’t care who anyone sleeps with in the privacy of their own lives. These so called “conservatives” who care so much about it are as bad as a dictator. I am not for promoting sexual orientation no matter straight or gay, nor am I for shoving any issue down anyone’s throat.
If homosexuality is in fact a sin (just like adultery, stealing, lying etc), there is only one mighty person who will judge that act and I’m quite certain it isn’t the gay police. Fischer talks about how Benson wants to “turn the GOP into a sodomy-promoting political machine”, a strong paranoid statement. Fischer calls Benson a “practicing homosexual” alluding to the argument that homosexuality is a choice. I happen to believe that people are born with this preference.
To be a conservative under any understanding of the term means to conserve, protect and defend the values on which America was built. To put it bluntly, those values do not include celebrating, endorsing and promoting unnatural sexual expression.
If the term “conservative” is to have any meaning at all, it must include certain ideals and exclude others. No one can legitimately call himself a conservative if he does not vigorously and robustly defend the institution of natural marriage as the sole relationship in which sexual expression may legitimately be enjoyed, and as the optimal nurturing environment for children.
I beg to differ sir, as I have been a conservative all my life and one aspect of being conservative is a little thing known as freedom. Now freedom gives you every right to have your opinions and speech as well, but what you’re selling isn’t freedom at all. When was it ever decided that sexuality had anything to do with conservatism? If you are conservative, is it a pre-requisite that you have to hate gays? I believe that “marriage” is between a man and a woman, but I do support civil unions.
What happened to the Christian bakers in Oregon, as Fischer sited, was wrong and I would say that if anyone was trying to be forced into doing something they were against doing. He is also claiming that a “gay” conservative is “two-thirds conservative and one-third libertarian” and suggests maybe they call themselves “homocons” or “gayservatives”. Maybe the elder columnist isn’t fully aware that at the heart of conservatism is a libertarian concept. Ronald Reagan said, “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism”.
Please don’t lump conservatives in with this narrative that we hate gays, because it’s simply not true. That’s reserved for people who are nosy and feel the need to control and hide behind Christianity as a reason to hate a certain group because it makes them uncomfortable. Sorry, but that’s not a Christian concept. Who cares who sleeps with who if it’s not infringing upon your life or your family? I am secure with and promote my values without having to force them upon anyone else. When there are terrorist barbarians such as ISIS that want to kill all infidels no matter if you’re gay, straight, black, or white, this issue seems futile in comparison.