Although I remain on the sidelines when it comes to political matters here on this blog, I do welcome all views when it comes to the lgbt community. In my private life, I vote on individual issues, not along party lines or for the coolest candiate with the best personality and the best line of BS. I also vote on a candidate's past record and experience when I don't have any other choices.
So far, I've yet to see a political candidate that inspired me. I'm waiting. I hope it happens. I thought highly of John Edwards, but look what happened to him. I thought highly of Hillary Clinton, but lost faith in the system when so many failed to grasp her extensive experience and how hard she's fought all her life to get where she is to gain that experience. And, unfortunately, it doesn't look as though I'm going to be inspired much in the next Presidential election.
But I do like and respect all political viewpoints. I find the exchange between opposite sides fascinating, and I don't have any problem remaining objective. And one viewpoint that we rarely hear about is that there are, indeed, many gay conservatives. I don't agree with everything they say. But I like the fact that they are out there saying it in spite of the fact that it's not the hip thing to do. And I wanted to share the link below to show that there is a lot of diversity within the gay community, and not everyone who is gay fits into one paticular mold...or cliche.
If you check out The Gay Patriot, you'll see what I mean. Even if you don't agree with them, you have to admit it's interesting.
Here's an example of a short post they did, which says it best.
It’s amazing how many people assume . . .
Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:36 am - July 15, 2011.
Filed under: Gay America,Gay Conservatives,Gay Culture,Homocons
. . . , a friend of mine said tonight, that because I’m gay, I’m also a Democrat.
It does seem a lot of people make that assumption.
And if you click the link and read the comment thread, it gets even more interesting.