Bil Browning

Political homophobia

Filed By Bil Browning | May 29, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: blatant homophobia, Democrats, Joe Sudbay, political homophobia

"Political homophobes aren't gay-hating in the traditional sense. In fact, publicly, most are strong supporters of LGBT equality. But, behind closed doors, many Democratic leaders, consultants, Hill staffers and the rest will vociferously argue that there is no political benefit to actually supporting LGBT rights. Political homophobia is rampant among some Democrats. In some ways, it's worse than blatant homophobia, since we think most Democrats are on our side. And outwardly, they are."

-- Americablog writer Joe Sudbay's definition of political homophobia - a disease that seems to infect many Democrats.


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twinkie1cat | June 1, 2010 1:19 PM

Politics and personal beliefs make strange bedfellows. The politician knows what is right and what will get hime the votes and support of his party and that may be just the opposite of what he really believes personlly. President Lyndon Johnson publically supported civil rights, but personally he used the "n-word" regularly and in the most negative of contexts. Can you imagine what would have happened if Dick Cheney had come out for gay marriage while he was vice president??? I would rather have a politician who does right and talks right publically even if he is at least partially wrong privately. At least he has the proper behavior. And who knows, with enough behavior modification his heart may change also.