of Gay Republicans
It used to be a feature of college Psychology
101 that those who were obsessed with demonizing
homosexuality, or fearful of homosexuals, particularly
men, were almost invariably latent homosexuals
themselves. (The problems the Catholic Church
is currently having in this area is further proof.)
In its most extreme expression, these obsessions
often lead to violence against gays by closeted
gay men such as Larry Craig attempting to cover
up their own homosexuality. Since as a Senator,
Craig was too public to get away with beating
up a gay man to 'prove' he was straight, he instead
indulged in verbal violence against homosexuals.
A psychologist friend has treated several men
like Larry Craig; men who confine their homosexuality
to the anonymous secrecy of public bathrooms
and 'glory holes,' all the while living as straight men
with families and publicly condemning homosexuality.
In one of her cases, a man who had just
concluded giving a stranger a blow job in a basement
hallway then proceeded to beat the guy to the
point where he ended up in the hospital. When
the police asked him why he had done it, he responded
that he was angry because the man had 'tempted
him' into providing fellatio.
Larry Craig may have a similar bizarre rationalization
regarding his escapades: he is not gay; he was
'tempted' into gay acts by wily homosexuals.
And, perhaps not surprisingly, all of my friend's patients
who have these attitudes describe themselves
as conservative Republicans.
Incidentally, where is the Big Media demanding
an explanation for gay prostitute Jeff Gannon's apparently
free access to the White House that most everyone
agrees must have been cleared by someone at a very
high level (i.e. Rove, Cheney, or Bush himself),
and why should gays pay the same taxes as heterosexual
Americans and not be treated equally in every
area of their lives?
Anyway, for further insights into the twisted
regressive conservative Christian mind on this subject, r
ead Sarah Posner's "Ted Haggard's Hell on Earth."
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