Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain VP Pick Palin Soft Gay Love

The Christian conservative McCain has picked for VP is described by the gay website queerty as "relatively good on gay issues." Hmmm, they seem to mean she is against gay marriage, but at least supports some gay benefits:
While she opposes gay marriage - as all the national contenders do - Palin's frequently come out in support of her gay friends and insists she's open to discussions on discrimination legislation.

This site actually implies that Palin may be too soft on gays for some conservatives:
This soft gay love could complicate matters with staunch social conservatives, but that voting bloc will no doubt appreciate her strident pro-life and gun rights stance. If Palin and McCain can make the benefits issue look like an issue of Democratic ideals, then that could stop any reactionary outrage. Only time will tell how that will play out.

The underlying premise seems to be that Christian conservatives hate gays or are out to get gays. Well, big surprise, most do not and are not. I think the concern with anti-discrimination legislation is that it is a foot in the door for gay marriage, as was so recently demonstrated by the California Supreme Court.

Read it here.

H/T to Mollie at Get Religion

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

"soft gay love?" I don't want to hear about the alternatives.