You can certainbly disagree with what Michele Bachman believes about gay people. As a proud openly gay man, I know you don’t choose to be gay and I don’t believe you can’t pray the gay away. As a man who married his partner of almost 10 years in a legal ceremony in DC, I don’t believe that same-sex marriage is a threat to traditional marriage.
Having followed Congresswoman Bachmann’s career, I am certainly troubled by things she has said and by things she has been purported to have said. However, the attacks on Michele Bachmann and her family by the gay left have absolutely nothing to do with gay rights. In fact, these attacks have little to do with Congresswoman Bachmann or what her or her husband believes. The truth is that they are nothing more than part and parcel of an orchestrated effort by the left to destroy the Tea Party.
For two years now, the left, along with their enablers in the main stream media, have attempted to smear the Tea Party as racist, sexist, xenophobic and homophobic. These attacks on Congresswoman Bachmann are just the latest front in the left’s unending war against the Tea Party.
We have seen these attacks against other Tea Party favorites – from Sarah Palin to Herman Cain. In a few weeks, if Texas Governor Rick Perry joins the race for President, we can expect to see the same attacks leveled against him.
The left despises everything the Tea Party movement has come to exemplify – a powerful grassroots movement that has put shrinking the size and scope of the federal government firmly in its crosshairs. Unlike the establishment GOP, which the left dislikes but can do business with, the Tea Party refuses to compromise when it comes to those issues that matter most to limited government conservatives.
Most of all the left hates and fears the Tea Party’s central message – that the way forward in this country is less government interference in our lives, not more. This message, which has resonated with tens of millions of Americans, including many gay and lesbian Americans, undermines the basic premise of liberalism: that we are all victims, who are all powerless to defend ourselves, and that the only one that can protect us is the government.
Lets be honest, to succeed as a political philosophy liberalism needs victims and no movement has done more to put the left’s victim factory out of business than the Tea Party.