I have to admit that when I initially read Bil's first post indicating he'd had enough and was going to call Indiana legislative hypocrisy by its real name, letting the chips fall where they may, I got a bit squishy. I'm not by nature an "in your face" person, and may not always agree on the selection of a given set of tactics in the battle for LGBT eqality.
But let's be clear here: as Barry Goldwater might have put it, patience and civility taken as resignation is no virtue......righteous anger producing discomfort is no vice!
Personally, what folks who preach sexual/marital virtues they don't themselves live up to riles me far less than when they fail to meet minimum standards of integrity inherent in the oath they took as Indiana lawmakers. Misrepresentation of a proposed constitutional amendment is wrong in any moral code.......holding on to constitutional amendment language you think vague and capable of mischief just to have a "wedge issue" before the public in November 2008 is affirming that the end justifies the means. Most folks who describe themselves as Christians rejected that proposition long ago.
UPDATE: See the following links for more posts on bilerico.com about this topic:
The Dirty Underbelly - the original post
Touch a nerve? - the followup
The story gets out - list of bloggers linking to the post
You're mad too? Welcome to IAN - A way you help to channel some of your anger
"What You People Should Do" - Chris Douglas weighs in
Battling Legislative Hypocricy - Don Sherfick speaks
Looking for Specifics - some info I need based on tips that I've gotten
Weekend Roundup - A roundup of posts on the site and more blogs that are linking to the post