Politics & Public Opinion
KUSI ♦ Piper Smith is the founder and director of the the San Diego chapter of the Pink Pistols, a group that is… https://t.co/rVCWMdFlkm
— SD Newsfeed (@SDNewsfeed) March 24, 2018
When Cato was looking to fund a plaintiff to challenge the DC handgun law, one of the potential plaintiffs they interviewed was a gay man who defended himself from an anti-gay attack with a firearm. Eventually of course they went with Dick Heller.
— ن Don't Come Back Without A Warrant, Dog (@BarkingBarister) March 24, 2018
No. First, it wasn’t Cato, though it was a Cato fellow acting privately. Second, there were 6 plaintiffs including a gay man, but the Court of Appeals ruled that only Heller had standing.
— David Boaz (@David_Boaz) March 24, 2018
Pink Pistols SoCal @ Pride 2018 https://t.co/noTNLoeIm8
— Julie Golob (@julieG1) March 21, 2018
More. Powerline Blog: Children’s Crusade? No, It’s Worse
Actually, former NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s full comment is not objectionable, as she notes that TV actress Cynthia Nixon had supported Quinn’s Democrat primary opponent and the eventual winner, Bill de Blasio, over Quinn in the 2013 mayoral race:
Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.
Nixon’s beliefs include giving the teachers’ unions everything they demand, and then some. And while she’s fervently pro-choice on abortion, she’s fiercely against school choice:
“[Cuomo] also wants to increase the number of privately-run charter schools in New York City by more than 50 percent,” Nixon wrote. “And he has been a loud proponent of private school tax credits, essentially a backdoor voucher system.”
I’m no fan of Cuomo, but putting students before educrats sounds good to me.
GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) reports that:
While the past several decades have yielded remarkable progress for the LGBTQ community in the United States, acceptance of LGBTQ people is slipping, and discrimination is increasing, in the face of attacks, bias, and erasure by the Trump administration. This is the first time the Accelerating Acceptance report has shown a drop in acceptance for LGBTQ people.
Even if you accept GLAAD’s finding of a drop in acceptance, here’s an alternative explanation to “Erasure by the Trump administration,” whatever Trump is Hitler hysteria that’s supposed to invoke. How about this: Forcing religiously conservative (but NEVER Muslim) small business owners to craft creative expressions for same-sex weddings seems to many Americans who are willing to live and let live as, well, ugly authoritarianism. Or that the federal government decreeing that public schools make restrooms and locker rooms open to use based on gender identity rather than anatomy seems to many who are OK with same-sex marriage to be an ill considered overstep.
And then there’s this.
The LGBT activist movement has squandered a great deal of goodwill. Blaming Donald Trump won’t restore it.
More. Andrew Sullivan has similar thoughts:
The mainstream media has no other explanation than, well, Trump, and a culture more tolerant of intolerance. That may well be part of it. But no one seems to notice the profound shift in the tone and substance of advocacy for gay equality in recent years, and the radicalization of the movement’s ideology and rhetoric. That is also surely having an impact. …
As many of us saw our goals largely completed and moved on, the far left filled the void. … “Live and let live” became: “If you don’t believe gender is nonbinary, you’re a bigot.” I would be shocked if this sudden lurch in the message didn’t in some way negatively affect some straight people’s views of gays.
The left’s indifference to religious freedom — see the question of Masterpiece Cakeshop— has also taken a toll. So have the PC bromides of the LGBTQRSTUV reformulation.
— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 18, 2018
Or you could choose to believe that Trump is Hitler:
We've always been fighters – that is our legacy. Everything that our communities have achieved in the course of our history, we have fought for, and this time will be no different. https://t.co/rQ3TkGoVKj
— GLAAD (@glaad) January 18, 2018
As Walter Olson wrote, “Organized gay and anti-gay groups keep their respective bases in a constant state of alarm with crisis talk.” Indeed.
The headline from Glenn Greenwald: “Centrist Democrats Launch Smear Campaign Against Young Transgender Woman, All to Keep an Old, Straight, White Man in Power”
2/11/17 is the anniversary of me coming out as a conservative and naturally getting fired from my job and losing all of my friends, etc. I always kept my mouth shut about politics, but then I spoke out. The day before, I had 400 followers.Hope I can get to 20k for my anniversary!
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) January 10, 2018
I guess they think the tax bill is like the Holocaust.
Gay people should be ashamed that this publication, on display in news boxes throughout the Washington, D.C. area, purports to represent our views.
Some of the conclusions being drawn from the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race and the election of Democrat Doug Jones are overwrought, as post-election political analysis tends to be. Nevertheless, the election was a defeat for a social conservative (albeit one accused of sexual misconduct with minors) in an overwhelmingly Republican state. Here are some posts I found worthwhile.
David Boaz reposts Roy Moore’s final message to America: “Abortion, sodomy, and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”