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Gay Conservative Says It’s More Socially Acceptable To Be Gay Than To Be Conservative

Whoa, Nelly! Is this guy facing some wicked backlash! Check it out…

Chad Felix Greene is one of a kind. He’s a Senior Contributor to The Federalist, author of several books, including a series of political essays in the ‘Reasonably Gay’ series, as well as children’s books on Judaism. He’s also a married gay Conservative. Greene has been open that he was sexually assaulted years ago by someone who was intentionally intending to infect him with HIV, which turned out to be successful. He came onto my radar a couple of years ago when he, as an HIV+ gay man, was facing backlash because he was outspoken about the proposed law in California that would decriminalize knowingly expose others to HIV.

His twitter account is fan-freaking-tastic at ‘owning the libs’ for their hypocrisy:

Oh, yes, he’s an incredibly interesting individual.

Greene is getting flak for his new column, ‘The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay‘. He says that everything that he was told to fear about being openly gay ‘has become a reality in becoming openly conservative.

Here are some of the juicy bits:

“Why would a person choose a life where they will be hated, judged, and rejected by society?” This was one of the first arguments I learned to defend myself against in arguments about my sexuality. In the late 1990s, it was perceived as a powerful call to the humanity of those who opposed gay rights under the notion that it was merely a lifestyle choice…

…Today I find myself in that same frame of mind and under the same weight of frustration and skepticism, but it’s not because I’m gay. Today I look out across the turbulent sea of political discourse and ask, “Why would anyone choose to be a conservative?” To be a conservative means to openly invite others’ hatred into your life and to lose your humanity in the eyes of strangers who view you exclusively through stereotypes and prejudices.

To be a conservative means to be forced to choose when to speak and when to remain silent, since offending someone on the left, even mildly or by accident, is a social battle you may not be able to win. To be a conservative means carefully regulating your speech and constructing opinions in such a way as to avoid being banned from the public square. To be a conservative means to be a marginalized voice, suppressed and dehumanized; bullied into hesitating to speak out.

Every conservative on Social Media(D) has felt this.

Greene then exposes the leftist bullies that are trying to get conservatives to self-censor:

If the left believes surrounding the homes of political figures and threatening their families is justified protest, what would happen to a person with far less of a powerful voice to fight back? Everything I was told to fear about being openly gay has become a reality in being openly conservative. The fear of being fired, harassed, called dehumanizing names, bullied, and denied access to public life (even violence) are all realities I face today as a conservative…

…Today I feel the same nervousness and obligation not to hide when I speak about gender or science to the left as I did deciding to go to the prom with a man. When I hesitate to speak honestly about a topic that could get me banned from Twitter, I think back to how it felt to risk public humiliation and judgment as a teenager speaking the truth about who I was inside. Intolerance has no political affiliation.

He then continues to discuss the harassment he has experienced on Social Media(D):

Under Twitter’s safety section they state: “Free expression is a human right. Everyone has a voice, and the right to use it. On Twitter, you should feel safe expressing your unique point of view with every Tweet––and it’s our job to make that happen.”

The truth is, I have never faced abuse on Twitter for being gay, but I certainly have for being conservative. I am confident my expression as a gay man would be free and celebrated there and elsewhere, but my unique point of view as a conservative is viewed with suspicion and hostility.

(Emphasis Added)

Source: The Federalist

Wow. Greene knocked this one out of the park. This article is obviously incredibly personal and he handles it thoughtfully and with care.

Of course, not everyone is a Chad Felix Greene fangirl like I am. Some don’t like it that his views blow that identity politics thing into teeny, tiny smithereens.

Are you ready for the hate?

Greene has faced a ridiculous amount of criticism from the ‘Tolerant Left’:

This column is no different:

It’s spawned a couple of rebuttal articles.

The ‘woke’ Sports reporter over at Deadspin was totally triggered by Greene’s article:

Which actually proved his point perfectly:

Ain’t that the truth.

Heaven forbid you think as an individual.

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K. Walker

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker

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