The American Family Association is very, very upset that conservative media luminaries Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck are, uh, backsliding on opposition to gay marriage and gayitudeness in general.
Let’s be clear: endorsing homosexual behavior is not a conservative position. Period. Supporting special rights based on aberrant sexual behavior is not conservative, period. Supporting either civil unions or marriages based entirely on using the alimentary canal for sexual purposes is not conservative, period.
The AFA decries Ann and Glenn as "traitors" and "Benedict Arnolds" in the War on Gay — in Ann's case for participating in a dreadful-sounding gay conservative event called "Homocon 2010," and in Glenn's case for going on Bill O'Reilly's show (A LOOFTAH IS NOT FOR PROCREATION!) and suggesting that gay marriage is not the most horrific problem facing our great nation.
AFA demands retraction and repentance, and reminds that in addition to being empowered to define what is conservative and what is not, they define who is welcome in their America and who is not:
Both Ms. Coulter and Mr. Beck seem, at least for the moment, to have forgotten John Adams’ sage observation: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
If someone could just arrange for Nancy Pelosi to get into a nasty brawl with Bill Maher, I think it would be a perfect week, asshole-vs.-asshole-wise. Or maybe if Harry Reid and Michael Moore. I'm not picky.
In truth, while watching opinion pornstars and frothing ideologues brawl is fun, it's not particularly productive. If I thought it would actually succeed in marginalizing the opinion pornstar/government-as-vindicator-of-religious-orthodoxy wing of the conservative movement in favor of the small-government-and-mind-your-own-damn-business wing, I'd be more thrilled. Still, it's worth the price of the popcorn.
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