I worked with a gay guy who was a good conservative. He never talked up gay marriage or any of that crap. He just lived his life, did his job, and voted Republican. He didn’t keep his life a secret—but he didn’t make it the focus of his life either.
I don’t think he was a chameleon either, changing his actions to fit the people around him. He was genuinely conservative in his politics AND he happened to have a boyfriend.
I perhaps belabor this point to merely point out: it is not impossible to be gay and conservative. I have witnessed it first hand. The guy disdained liberalism, because he worked hard for everything he had, and didn’t feel like having the government redistribute his wealth. We really didn’t talk much about social issues, but he wasn’t vehement about any of them; I suspect he was generally supportive of the conservative positions on them.
I think Kirk ought to be judged like anyone else: his positions on the issues and competency.
For instance, Bill Clinton was not a homosexual, but I still don’t want him back in power. Same for Jimmy Carter.
Sure, let's judge Kirk on the issues:
- Pro partial-birth abortion
- Pro gun control
- Pro cap and tax
- Pro big spending
- Pro endless war
- Only voted against Obamacare at last minute
I don't want this socialist POS anywhere near the Senate.
“it is not impossible to be gay and conservative”
The reason why it’s so hard to believe is that every time one of these groups surfaces like ‘Log Cabin’ or ‘GOProud’ and claims to be conservative - almost immediately they start pushing the same old gay agenda of homosexual marriage, prancing fruit soldiers, indoctrination in schools, etc. Their lifestyle choice always seems to eventually become their first priority.
He's an ultra liberal bastard on every single issue.