It’s a fine line as I know several gays who work as doctors, military officers, Republican elected officials, attorneys. teachers, engineers and oil field workers and they all do their jobs well and do not advertise their sexuality or promote their lifestyle.
However, even though most of the above mentioned that I know are Republican, they all see conservatives as having an irrational view of homosexuality as each of them and functions well in society.
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So..If they don't advertise it then how do you know they are gay? (Just kidding)
Personally I don't care about what people do in their bedroom. I do care what people are allowed to promote at a supposedly "conservative" conference.
What does "functions well" mean? If staying out of jail and paying taxes is the measure of functioning well than lets take a look at our irrational views of drunks, philanderers, pedophiles, smokers, eaters of fast food, progressives, mimes, and drivers of large SUV's!