David Kirkpatrick

April 5, 2009

Dreher v. gay marriage

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:21 am

Rod Dreher crawled out on his worm-eaten plank of theocratic social conservatism to opine on the topic of gay marriage and had his panicked fear of those homosexuals wanting to share in recognition of their committed love shown to be … well, shown to be just what it is. Homophobia coupled with hysterics.

After some bloggy exchanges here’s Rod (the apparent rod-fearer) with his weak sauce response:

Andrew Sullivan is still banging on about my “panic” over homosexuality, and his colleague Ta-Nehisi Coates likens me to a segregationist. Never mind that being accused of “panic” by Andrew is like being called a sot by Amy Winehouse, what I find so instructive about this exchange is how many on the left reflexively treat conservative objections to, and critical questions about, same-sex marriage: they describe conservatives as emotionally unhinged and bigoted.

And his theocratic beliefs force him to see this issue in terms of conservative or liberal. Nope. That’s only for those who choose to base legislation on the dogma of their particular religion. Sounds a lot like those medievals over in the Mideast, huh?

And placing Sullivan on the left? Er, yeah.


  1. They’re killing gays in the middle east now. Your name-calling leaves your supposedly rational mindset severly lacking!

    Comment by josiahe — April 5, 2009 @ 12:32 am

  2. I appreciate the comment.

    By degrees Dreher’s theocratic hopes are no where in the ballpark of Islamic Sharia law, but they are certainly in the same continuum of thought. I’ve been reading Dreher off and on long before Beliefnet and suffered through some now moldy print media columns leading to his “crunchy con” concept.

    Dreher’s brand of conservatism absolutely involves imposing the tenets of his religion on everyone else. Theocratic arguments rest on a very slippery slope.

    Comment by davidkirkpatrick — April 5, 2009 @ 1:09 am

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