Which by the way is why I'm convinced that Dan Savage is right. While I'm not sure that lisping or a keen fashion sense are actually evidence that Marcus Bachmann is gay, the fact that he runs a "Pray away the gay" clinic is. I have a long held belief that in this day and age anyone who makes a living being homophobic is secretly gay. Maybe the guy in your office who was upset that Will and Grace was on the air isn't gay (though he probably is too), but anyone who goes on national television to rant about the dangers of homosexuality definitely is. It's not just the high profile Republicans who've turned out to be gay like Roy Ashburn, Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and Ken Mehlman. It's not even that seemingly half of the leaders in the 'ex-gay' movement have already come out of the closet. It's that they spend more time talking (and thinking) about gay sex than any gay person I know. It's 2011, and honestly the only reason I can come up with that explains the level of fixation and hatred necessary to dedicate your life to 'curing' gay people is a deep self-loathing. And while that does evoke some pity, it's wrong to allow it to be a shield for bigotry.
Then again, while I care deeply and personally about a great many gay people, I'm a straight white male, so I don't exactly have a lot of first hand experience with bigotry. What do you think?