Conservatives aren't into group identity politics. They're just plain conservative.
I generally agree. Here’s my observation about this particular issue:
There are no homosexual conservatives. HOWEVER, there ARE homosexuals with right-leaning tendencies.
What I mean by this is that our operational definition of conservatism is a school of thought that does not support or allow for homosexuality. In practice, though, there are homosexuals who have some ideas that are similar to what conservatives believe and want.
I have homosexual friends who would prefer less government involvement, fiscal responsibility, a reduction in federal mandates, and a host of other concerns that are similar to my own.
That does not make them conservative, though, as they believe in and practice something that is antithetical to one of the bedrock principles of conservatism. I do not and will not approve of their homosexuality, but I am glad they believe in at least some of the things I do. Better they’re on our side on those issues than the side of the progressives. If only they would VOTE.
But they should NEVER be counted as the face of the conservative movement, because when it comes to PRACTICE, they do not perpetuate the conservative movement.
Simply put, “conservatives” promote traditional Americanism.
This inherently includes the traditional family, because the family is the basis of any civilized culture.
Some so-called conservative Republicans seem willing to accommodate the "gay" political agenda on the premise that gay votes and financial contributions are necessary in order to win in many states such as CA and NY which bring a large electoral vote to the table. But as for myself, I'm not buying for a NY minute the notion that a "practical" strategy that includes supporting the gay agenda is a necessary evil. That way of thinking is not only mistaken, it's utterly repulsive to those of us who make up the "religious right" bloc that the mainstream GOP despises except when our votes are being counted. And if the GOP accepts that kind of immoral filth as a part of a 'big tent" political strategy I won't give my vote or financial support to any candidate who supports that strategy as necessary in order to win an election.
Not that the current GOP appears to care what people like me believe regarding moral issues. Economic issues are the only things that seem to matter now, and I understand that those are also vitally important to the future of the US as a great world power. But at least I won't have to apologize to my kids and grandkids when, not if, in the not too distant future the US becomes equally as depraved as most of present-day western Europe.