To: Gay rights supporters doing the end-zone happy dance (to an impeccable techno beat) over the lynching of Brandon Eich
From: Mitch Berg, uppity libertarian-conservative Christian
Re: Forgiveness and Memory
To all of you who are doing the end-zone happy dance over the ouster of Brandon Eich as CEO at Mozilla? A couple of points:
The “H” Word: I’m one who believes the word is very, very over-used in our society today – but it applies here: if you have ever, even once, said “politics is too nasty, vitriolic and rancorous”, but support the Eich ouster, then you are a hypocrite.
And The “F” Words: A lot of libertarian conservatives – including, on some facets of the issue, yours truly – did battle with our own tribe on this issue, supporting the idea of same sex unions to one degree or another (in my case, I support civil unions, while wanting government out of the business of sanctioning civil statuses altogether). I didn’t expect much better out of Big Gay – any more than I do out of any other Big Left movement – but I know a lot of libertarian-conservatives are feeling burned today. Many of us will forgive, but we don’t forget.
Wind, Whirlwing, Et Al: Read Matt Walsh’s piece on the subject. We’ll talk. Oh, yes. We will.
That is all.