RECENT  POSTS:  » Where art thou, Jeremy? » Video: Ad for blemish remover/ tourist spot for our new, bettered America » Whether justified or Kim Davis-ed, individualistic rage rarely outplays broader truths » Kim Davis: The almost too perfect coda to the marriage discrimination fight » Anti-gay clerks are going to have to do their jobs. Because of course they are. » Jeb really wants to remind voters of his anti-'same status' plan for gay couples » Maine: NOM finally forced to hand over its tiny, out-of-state, incestuous donor roll » This delusional primary: Huckabee claims 'same-sex marriage is not the law of the land' » The 'Yeah. Duh. Of course' phase of this fight » Trailer: 'Stonewall'  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »


Roback Morse vs. the 'Beautiful People'

by Jeremy Hooper

Partisan, populist fiction:

Roback-Morse"A handful of rich people, of whom Rob Reiner is the most visible, is working to undermine a perfectly valid election, that tens of thousands of people actively participated in. The Prop 8 election wasn’t even a close call. The Little People feel very strongly that they are being given the finger by the Beautiful People, the rich and powerful elites of this country.

And yes, it is fair to call Hollywood people the “Beautiful people,” regardless of their personal appearance. You know exactly what I’m talking about. The Hollywood literati, the media elites, the academics and journalists: they are like the “in-Crowd” in junior high school, who think they can be mean and bully everyone else. People are fed up with the Life-Style Left, and the Left generally.

So I ask my Friewis: (Friends with Wrong ideas) Are these really your kind of people? Do you really want to associate yourselves with the Hollywood big wigs? What ever happened to looking out for the Little Guy?"

-Jennifer Roback Morse of National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight. The "little guy" in the heterosexual, largely Christian majority. That's really who's been suffering the cruel bullying in this country, waged by a politically-minded director and his socially conscious friends. Mmm Hmm. Sure, J Ro Mo.

But I just want to ask my Friewlstacbaromichhonctaabf (Friend with Labels She Thinks are Cute But Are Really Only More Insulting Considering Her History of Nasty Comments That Are Anything But Friendly): If banning a valid minority from a deserved civil rights constitutes "looking out for the little guy," then where does that leave the millions of gays who are left deprived by the push? Because while I know that in the socially conservative fiction books, all LGBT people are riding high on a golden pony, sipping Cristal out of the communion cups they've forcibly seized from the nation's churches, I also know that in the LGBT reality I experience every day, the big, "Beautiful" stereotypes are belied by everyday actualities. You know: The very everyday realities (bullying, family strife, unfair tax burdens, denied health benefits, overburdened custody battles, religious animus, etc.) that folks like Roback Morse must overlook if they are to claim the moral high ground.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper

Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy

Related Posts with Thumbnails