It looks like other Virginia bloggers have noticed that Some Families Foundation alert.
Too Conservative for the most part gets it. The specious implication that opponents of the anti-civil union constitutional amendment are non-religious, the ideological blindness that is causing this wing of the Republican party to alienate potential voters, and the hypocrisy of those calling themselves Christians who single out the GLBT community for bashing are all glaring examples of what’s wrong with the politics of the anti-gay right.
We know that among our readers, there are quite a few who would be active in the Republican party for fiscal and other reasons if they didn’t get the message loud and clear that they are excluded because of their sexual orientation. Thanks for trying to talk some sense into the destructive extremists in your party, TC. It’s worth a try.
On the other hand, Two Conservatives has a post up that exclusively focuses on the “Sunday-during-church” meme that is so prominent in the SFF alert. There’s a self-congratulatory tone about this analysis, as if the author thinks he has discovered something of great significance in the fact that Equality Virginia canvassers would do outreach on a Sunday – namely that EV is selectively targeting “non-churchgoers.”
It probably hasn’t occurred to him that only some Equality Virginia supporters will be doing this outreach. At the same time, many more of us will be in church, sharing our lives with the other “churchgoers” who will be voting against any mean-spirited – and dare we say un-Christian – attempts to harm our families and drive us from our communities.
When members of the anti-gay right try to analyze and explain how we advocate for ourselves, their accusations tell us a great deal about their own activities – in this case, that they intend to selectively “target churchgoers.” But we already knew that.