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Why More Gay Conservatives Should Support Traditionalists Like Ben Carson

In a comment made to me yesterday, on a Facebook political thread, in response to my going after the ‘gay-Left,’ and my quoting (and praising) Dr. Ben Carson’s firm and admirable stance on traditional marriage, someone replied with, “It’s not about Left or Right, it’s about human rights.” …Be that as it may, the definition of “Marriage” has indeed always been between a man and a woman. Believe it or not, I know some gay people who do not support redefining the word, but still advocate for the [legal] aspects for all men and women, no matter their sexual orientation — as Dr. Carson clearly included in his speech at this years Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event.


As soon as I finished watching the clip of Ben Carson on youtube, I immediately googled Left-wing pages that would have certainly put a spin into Caron’s speech, making him out to be “anti-gay.” Sure enough, they didn’t disappoint. From, Slate.Com, The Huffington Post, to, of course, gay-based pages, they brought up a speech in 2013 Carson gave, where he stated,

“It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society, and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are — they don’t get to change the definition,” he said in a Fox News appearance.

Even then, the Left took that statement, and focused on the word “Bestiality.” Spinning it into words like, “Carson believes homosexuality is the same as bestiality.” “Carson attacks gay people.” And so on…!

Carson also defended these accusations in the 2014 CPAC speech, in that that was not what he meant, but the Left took his words and labelled him a “homophobe.” Even when visiting these pages who criticized Carson’s CPAC statement that, “…Gay people don’t get extra rights.” They, of course, didn’t put nearly enough emphasis on his words before that sentence, which was, “Of course gay people should have the same rights of everyone else…” The Left took these words and labelled him, once again, as “anti-gay” who thinks people want extra rights. Well, sorry to break it to the gay “community” but, he’s right. From disgusting, perverts like the group NAMBLA, the gay organization that believes they are justified in have sexual relations with underage boys, to a recent story that came to light in which a hair dresser refused service to Governor Susana Martinez (which he is justified in doing so by the way, but had the situation been reversed and the roles were opposite, lgbt jokes like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other Gay groups would have had a fit.) simply because she believes in traditional marriage, the gay-Left (and some gay Liberal Republicans I might add.) have made it a point to attack others who disagree with them or believe in something that has been around long before I, or they were around. It’s almost like these gay-Left advocates, and their heterosexual allies LOOK for reasons to be offended.

More gay Conservatives should support people like Ben Carson on his courage to stand up and staying true to his convictions. You know, those who refuse to change their longstanding beliefs  simply because the Political Correct police say they have to. You may not agree with his stance, but you should still respect it.

I know life-long [heterosexual] Conservative Republicans who have changed their stance on marriage; either because they realize the shift that is happening in our country — where younger generations are now supporting and embracing same-sex marriage, or they changed because they learned, usually by talking to gay Conservatives, that we’re not all bullies like the Dan Savages of the gay-Left.

I really can’t blame some straight people for hating gay people. The way the gay-Left requires so much attention, looking… needing acceptance from others, not to mention protesting something every time they don’t get their way makes me sick. Sadly, I used to be so naive. Now, however, on the flip side, I can say the same about the Religious Right and Left. I can see why some gay people hate the “extremists” in both parties. The people who think you “Pray the gay away.” (Sorry Michelle Bachmann, you and your husband are not scoring any points with many youth I have talked to, gay and straight due to that silly notion.) It’s a two way street, and both sides have their share of people who force their way of life on others.

In closing, even as someone who is uncertain on whether there should be same-sex “marriage”, or just calling it something else. I enjoy sitting with my fellow GOP members, whether gay or straight, and saying, “OK! You’re for traditional marriage, good for you. Now where are you on foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, abortion…” You know, the [other] issues that actually affect every American, not just one group of people.

I know that same-sex marriage is inevitable. Yes, it is. But that doesn’t mean people are “bigots” for fighting the traditional side. Nor does it mean that they hate gay people.

So, to the gay-Left and their straight allies, please, stop being victims in this uproar for extra rights. You have your gay pride parades, your Disney “gay days”, your gay magazines in the gay bars… you even have a gay-themed television channel (LOGO). There are no straight pride events. There are no “straight days” at Disneyland. And there is no straight-themed television channel. …Well, other than the NASCAR channel, but you know what I mean.


“Black, White, Gay, Straight — Anyone Willing To Fight The Progressive Left…”

A clear case for gay Conservatives is this: We’re not here to “push” any so-called “gay agenda” on anyone. We’re not here to wave a rainbow flag and prance around your neighborhood telling you how “Proud” we are to be gay. And we’re certainly not here to call you a names like, “bigot,” “homophobe,” “hater,” or “bible-thumping zealots” for simply stating things like, “I believe in traditional marriage.” or “I don’t believe in homosexuality.” (Although some of those names come to mind when I read comments that [are] certainly bigoted, our perspective is quite different, I assure you.) …no, no… we understand that one cannot persuade, enlighten, or make all people understand something they’ve never been used to, or know little about, and we’re fine with that.

As someone who was once a registered Democrat, and not very political, I found myself among a certain sea of “gay pride” Democrats who strived for acceptance and individualism in America. The thing that got me into politics in the first place was California’s vote on same-sex marriage (Proposition 8). Proposition 8 was heavily supported by most minorities in California. (I.E. Black communities and Hispanic communities — as both tend to be traditionalists.) However, it was also heavily funded by the Mormon Church. That aside, Barack Obama ran his first 2008 campaign on traditional marriage where he publicly stated:

“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix…” – April 17, 2008

It’s odd that so many, myself included, still supported Obama, and he was not labeled a “bigot” or a “homophobe.” It’s also very odd that once Proposition 8 passed, banning same-sex marriage in such a heavy [Blue] and Liberal State, the gay community and their allies decided to protest in random places throughout California. Places like the streets of Long Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, etc. We, as I was one of these protestors, were going to places where we could be seen, or places we believed were the reason for our “Rights” being withheld, Mormon Temples for example. We were going to several of these places except the places that were the [real] cause of Proposition 8’s passing: Catholic and Baptist churches. Perhaps it was easier to stand in protest and call Mormons Bigots than a Hispanic Catholic or Black Baptist… I don’t know.

Fast forward to the 2012 elections, and Barack Obama’s new-found “evolution.” What Obama basically stated, and what so many people, on the Right and the Left do not recognize is that, yes, he said he supports same-sex marriage (Mind you, had that been a Republican, he or she would have been labeled a “flip-flopper.”). However, he also stated, after being heavily criticized by black Baptist preachers, that he would leave it up to the States, and he would do nothing more to push for gay marriage. So, why do the gay-Left hold this man up so high? What has he [really] done other than offer lip service? Answer: Nothing.

But, enough of the history lesson on the LGBT-Left hypocrisy. Getting to why gay Conservatives also need a voice within the GOP: I left the Democratic party a year and a half into Obama’s first year in office. I found, after [now] attending college, and starting a respectable career, that my ideology, the one that helped me get to where I am today, aligned more with the GOP than that of the Democratic party. People can criticize gay GOP members all they’d like, but as a pro-life, strict immigration, fiscally responsible, small government, Christian person, the fact that my sexuality happens to be gay, doesn’t mean I should vote Democrat. Especially when the Democratic party has become the “say one thing, do the opposite in the voting booth” party. Besides, prominent Republicans and Conservatives like Dick Cheney, Andrew Breitbart, Susan Collins, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Cindy McCain, Laura Bush, Scott Brown, Jim Brulte, Darrell Issa, Dana Rohrabacher, and so on and so forth have either supported same-sex marriage, supported gay Conservatives, [or] at the very minimum, [acknowledge] and promoted the fact that we ARE a key piece against the intolerant Left who like to accuse us as being the party of “hate-mongering homophobes.”

When I sit down with other Conservatives, whether they are gay or straight, we tend to discuss topics such as fiscal and economic policies, immigration, abortion, and yes, God/spirituality. And again, as an Episcopal Christian, I welcome any conversation on my spiritual beliefs. (I won’t get into that here, as that deserves its own blog.) Although many of us, on the gay-Right say we are not single-issue voters, the topic of same-sex marriage inevitably comes up and questions on the issue are raised. When I sit down with heterosexual Conservatives, who tend to be a traditionalists, and social conservatives, usually older than I am, they get a very different perspective of who a gay person is. This is, of course, because they have only known gay people from what they see on television, be it shows like ‘Modern Family’, ‘Will & Grace’, or news stations televising gay pride events from men dressed in drag to some in outrageous half naked attire. (They seldom ever show that “regular” couple there to enjoy the festivities. — that’s too “boring.”) So, I understand that they may feel “uncomfortable” with the “gay topic.” After just one conversation with a gay Conservative, I can promise you, you will have a better understanding of where we are coming from and why the Democratic party is NOT the party for us. Just a few days ago, an acquaintance and Facebook friend of mine, who is in his late 40’s, who lives in North Carolina, and is as hetero as any hetero man can be (He also considered himself a “Cracker for Cain” in the last election — lol. Sorry, Joe, I had to.), left this on my Facebook wall:

 Merry Christmas Ben… Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the education you have given me this year. Because I never had gay friends until [name] and you, I didn’t have a balanced perspective. There are somethings I will probably never agree with or understand completely but I wanted you to know how much you have enlightened me …Thanks my friend. And Happy New Year.

Look, I’m a Conservative, I have stated why, and I have shared a piece of my beliefs with you as a way to help you understand that sexuality should [not] dictate one’s political ideology. Andrew Breitbart, one of the biggest influences in my switching parties once said something that still holds true, he stated:

They try to portray you in the worst possible light… and when I travel around the United States meeting people in the Tea Party who care — black, white, gay, straight — anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive Left, I will be in that bunker, and if you’re not in that bunker ’cause you’re not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you, you’re on the other side.”


Introduction: A Description About This Blog/Blogger…

First, and foremost, my sexuality doesn’t determine my party affiliation. When 90% of my ideology aligns with that of the GOP on such issues as Abortion, Immigration, Foreign Policy, Government, Fiscal Discipline, Pro-God, Personal Responsibility, etc., I can guarantee you, I will not be registering as a Democrat anytime soon. Besides, I, personally, know a lot more civil heterosexual Conservative Republicans who “accept” (for lack of a better term) me for being gay, than I know gay people who “accept” me for being Conservative.

The stereotype that all gay people are “anti-God”, feminine, cross-dressers, promiscuous, etc. is rather offensive to the “gay”-Right. I try my best to not affiliate or align myself with the gay “community” because it once stood for unity, empowerment, strength and pride. Now, it’s more of the exact opposite. The [intolerant] gay-Left make the gay community its own worst enemy.

When I have conversations with people who ask what it’s like to be gay and Conservative, my response normally goes back to one of Ronald Reagan, “The person who agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20% traitor.”

Are there intolerant, or ignorant rather, people in the GOP? Of course. And I recognize that. However, the Left seems to think their party walks on water, can do no wrong, and only “evolve” on issues. However, when a Republican or Conservative switches a stance, on the topic of same-sex marriage, Dick Cheney for example, they are simply “pandering.” This is the hypocritical nonsense to which motivated me to create my Facebook page and this blog. Yes, there are gay-Right organizations out there, who have done MUCH more to help push for “equality” than most gay-Left organizations, yet they are vilified by the gay-Left, with some of the most evil names you can think of. What’s worse, is they somehow credit certain Democrats in office, who really had nothing to do with it in the first place. It’s rather shameful.

This page is not solely made to “bash” the gay-Left, but to open their eyes in that you can call us on the Right all the names you’d like, but we on the Right (gay-Right) are not single-issue voters. Our sexuality will not by the deciding factor when we campaign for or support politicians and representatives who align more with our beliefs. This page is also made for people on the Right who believe all gay people are against them in their freedom for speech or right to believe what they will.

I hope you will enjoy and follow! Thank you.