(Original entry: 9/1/04)
It bothers me when people suggest that transgendered people, or gays, or their supporters are morally insane. And, though I obviously disagree with them, and many of their foundational arguments, I must generally concede that deeply held values (as long as they are not destructive toward another) are legitimate for a person to express.
What really frustrates me, though, is when people in positions of power and influence use that power and influence to their own gain and to the harm of others -- specifically gays -- only to be later discovered to be the worst type of hypocrite.
Now, I don't want to jump to conclusions here, but does it seem odd to anyone else that two-term Republican Representative Ed Schrock would suddenly withdraw his re-election bid after he was accused of homosexual activity, which he refused to deny? Keep in mind that he was one of the ultra-conservatives, voting for the Federal Marriage Amendment and against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
I can deal with honest disagreements of philosophy and religion and ethics, etc. But, it really annoys me when people are just plain hyprocritical!