In Defense of Scott Brown: Why the Gays Should Embrace (Or At Least Not Smear) This ‘Anti-Gay’ Politico
Whether you disagree with Christopher Barron, the chairman of GOProud, at least he’s not Pat Robertson, so there’s that. But Barron is on a tear lately, going after gays who criticize GOProud for its support of conservatives (while defending do nothing Democratic politicos). And now he’s going after critics of Massachusetts’ Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown, the Cosmo pin-up who’s facing off against the state’s attorney general Martha Coakley, who’s been going after DOMA.
Because y’all are sliming Brown as anti-gay, when he’s only been a little bit anti-gay! Writes Barron:
The gay left, always willing to do the bidding of the DNC, is attempting to characterize Scott Brown as ‘anti-gay’. This paper ran a headline that blared “Could an anti-gay Republican win Kennedy’s Seat?” The Edge, a New England gay paper, had a similar headline in December, “Anti-gay Mass. Pol Seeks to Succeed Kennedy.”
Unfortunately there are far too many folks in this country who deserve the label anti-gay, and some of those folks are politicians. Indeed some people in this country make a living demonizing gay people and our families. However, attaching the label “anti-gay” to every single politician or person who is not 100 percent aligned with the political agenda of the gay left is not only unfair but wildly counter-productive. In the case of Scott Brown, the gay left is guilty of being little more than the partisan boy who cried wolf.
What’s the truth about Scott Brown? I will concede up front, that Scott Brown doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Brown, however, has stated that same-sex marriage in Massachusetts is settled law and that he personally supports civil unions. Brown has also said that he believes marriage is a state issue and that each state should be free to make its own law regarding same-sex marriage. Sound familiar? It should, because it’s the same position taken by President Barack Obama.
Despite Brown being in favor of civil unions, opposing a federal marriage amendment and having the same federalist approach to marriage that President Obama has, the gay left would have us believe that the future of gay rights hangs on the Democrat winning this special election. Indeed, Michael Mitchell, executive director of National Stonewall Democrats, said helping Coakley win the special election “couldn’t be more important” for LGBT people because a 60-seat Democratic majority in the Senate is needed to advance LGBT rights in Congress.
And besides, given Brown supports civil unions, doesn’t he have the same beliefs as wild progressive and former Rep. Joe Hoeffel had just six years ago?