Tucker Carlson has the top-rated show during prime time on Fox News. The message here to Fox viewers is clear — welcome gays as part of the coalition — and a huge break from years past, before marriage was a settled issue.
Politics & Public Opinion
The Left, which now includes LGBTQ activists allied with BLM and the Democratic Party’s assurgent progressive wing, has embarked on a path to upturn all that is old and corrupt. This usually doesn’t end well. The American republic, built on a foundation of representative democracy and competing powers, fueled by freedom of speech treated as a sacred right, is less than 250 years old—a baby, still—and the fact that we assume it could not be toppled and replaced by a very different order is extremely naive.
Andrew Sullivan’s looks at what’s likely to following the achievement of all of the gay-rights movement’s original nondiscrimination goals.
There are political matters on which Sullivan and I disagree, but also many on which he is spot on. And in looking forward, it’s hard to disagree with what’s coming for LGBTQ+ activism. As Sullivan writes:
If current trends are any indication, [the Human Rights Campaign and similar groups] will simply merge into the broader intersectional left and become as concerned with, say, the rights of immigrants or racial minorities as they are with gay rights. In the political climate on the left at the moment, singling out gays as a separate category is increasingly impermissible.
Despite my reservations about judicial over-reach, the political response is certainly worth noting. This would be sure to drive the GOP-haters and the Trump-demonizers up the wall, if they bothered to consider it:
these types of photos always used to be so bizarre, alien, other worldly, had zero points of reference, couldn’t understand how on earth this could have happened. All makes 100% perfect sense now. Unbelievable how easily tipped into this society can be. pic.twitter.com/YvyIzQaqjB— animal life (@BasisOf) June 6, 2020
cultish https://t.co/B3O25NwqyO— Brad Polumbo ?? ?️? (@brad_polumbo) June 7, 2020
The Religious Right was never even this obscenely authoritarian and demanding.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) June 7, 2020
On the moment when ‘anti-racism’ becomes racism: https://t.co/JE3gosqwyZ— Douglas Murray (@DouglasKMurray) June 5, 2020
NY Mag won’t run Andrew Sullivan’s column, the New York Times can’t run a sitting senator without a woke freakout, the Lancet published a fake study about HCQ, and public health officials have now supported protesting during a pandemic https://t.co/7ACb241mah— Arthur Bloom (@j_arthur_bloom) June 5, 2020
“The New York liberal press, once home to the most exciting journalism in the world, is being ruined — not from without but within. Its institutions are being taken over and dominated by a new-media generation who don’t care about free speech; who…?? https://t.co/lLJB7Q8VAA— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) June 6, 2020
If you think there’s momentum for institutional purges now, wait till some of the most zealous purge promoters are working with triple the budget and staff thanks to corporate guilt and celebrity bandwagon funding.— Walter Olson ? (@walterolson) June 8, 2020
Bruce Bawer, reviewing David Horowitz’s latest book, writes:
“One demographic study after another has shown that the Democrats would never win another presidential election if they lost most of the black vote; and they richly deserve to lose the black vote, because their policies over the last half century have devastated black communities, black families, black schools, and black jobs.”
I think this goes a long way in explaining what we’re now seeing.
Biden claims he’s the first member of a presidential administration to publicly voice support for gay marriage.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 16, 2020
Actually, that was Republican VP Dick Cheney:https://t.co/9wZjy63pSM
Exceptionally well-prepared candidate who ran a groundbreaking campaign. He would never win my vote because of profoundly different views on some key issues, but Pete did some impressive things and transcended some appalling ugliness with dignity. https://t.co/cOGred8zsm— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 1, 2020
Not even 5 years ago, marriage equality became the law of the land. Tonight, @PeteButtigieg ends his presidential candidacy as the first gay candidate to earn presidential primary delegates for a major party's nomination. And tonight, you have to reflect on what’s still possible.— Chrys Kefalas – Text CREATORS to 52886 (@CKefalas) March 2, 2020
This gif is unexpectedly moving. God bless America. https://t.co/bDqaqz5u2e— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 2, 2020
"As many LGBT activists see it, if you’re not a flamboyant queer socialist with a non-white partner, you apparently don’t really count as being gay"https://t.co/kRm9NSCpfI— Quillette (@Quillette) March 4, 2020
From Andrew Sullivan, who is No Fan of our president:
The Human Rights Campaign’s Twitter feed has made no mention at all — even as they are rightly touting the first lesbian mother in Congress. Why is the first openly gay Cabinet member a nonevent? Because he’s a conservative. And to the activist left and too many of the Establishment liberals in the gay movement, that means he’s not really gay.
Ric Grenell just became the first-ever openly gay member of the Cabinet in U.S. history. You missed that? So did everyone else. Hate him or love him, it's a landmark. https://t.co/1imqE6pC3H— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) February 21, 2020
An example of the disparagement:
Hardcore partisan best known for brazenly lying about a terrorist attack weighs in: https://t.co/BgA6EKq1j2— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 21, 2020