When I see myself as labelled “almost knee-jerk” in the first sentence, I read no further.
My opposition to the homosexualization of marriage, and my opposition or support of anything else, is not “knee-jerk.” I have substantive reasons for my opinions. I think about things. I study.
This author is condescending and I therefore don’t care to read the article. If this author would like to win hearts or minds, he might start by not insulting the majority of Americans in his opening statement.
Condescending is right. And probably naive as hell. I work in the theatre in NYC and probably have dealt with more gay men in a week than he has in a lifetime. They are an extremely radicalized group of men with an absolute hatred of women. Their relationships are always “open” and often corrupt. Just to stick the boot in: they are also unbelievably uncultured and ignorant of Western history, geography and art.