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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Hypocricy and the Religious Right

Why does this story happen again and again? Why do those who are loudest fighting for family values end up getting busted doing the very thing they rail so hard against? Why are they so very interested in controlling everyone else's behavior when they can't even control themselves?

And seriously, drunk driving nowadays? Really? How have you avoided the MADD lobbyists? Ugh. If you're going to do something you'd be embarrassed to be caught doing (like taking a guy home from the gay club), at least take a taxi. Or are you cheap, in addition to being a hypocritical asshole?

6 Comments:

  • The funny part is that the whole 'leaving a gay bar with a male passenger' overshadows the fact that he was DRIVING RECKLESSLY WHILE DRUNK!

    By Blogger Kevin Fox, at 2:51 PM  

  • So the guy had too much to drink and drove — he is an idiot. But where is the hypocrisy? All I see is an anonymous source in a liberal town alleging that a conservative senator left a gay club. An allegation that the left wing has an enormous incentive to make, and the press repeat; note how the media promote the gay association and de-emphasize the DUI.

    I have left the vicinity of a gay club before; I may well even have done so with a male friend. Yet that neither makes me gay nor interested.

    The media are not objective. As I recall it took the National Enquirer (!) to investigate the story of presidential candidate John Edwards cheating on his dying wife; none of the mainstream media were interested.

    By Blogger Michael, at 8:26 PM  

  • Certainly folks on the left do this kind of behavior too, but since they do not publicly advocate a high set of morals, they are given a free pass.

    It is much harder to have a high standard of morals, and live up to them, then it is to live up to no morals at all. And when they fail, they are labeled as hypocrites.

    By Blogger Kevin, at 2:39 PM  

  • The article Ammy links to is from Foxnews, hardly left leaning. It says he was arrested "after leaving a gay club", not coming from the vicinity of a gay club, but 'leaving one". That's a big difference.

    And since then Ashburn himself has admitted to being gay.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/03/a-republican-state-senator-from-bakersfield-came-out-of-the-closet-in-a-radio-interview-monday-morning-in-the-wake-of-a-repor.html

    Which should ironically devastate the sterotype that all gays are strident liberals.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 1:58 PM  

  • > The article Ammy links to is from Foxnews, hardly
    > left leaning.

    Strictly speaking the story came from a Sacramento CBS outfit. Nonetheless (and speaking of stereotypes) the Fox newsdesk is hardly more conservative than the rest; the commentators are a different story.

    > It says he was arrested "after leaving a gay club",
    > not coming from the vicinity of a gay club, but
    > 'leaving one". That's a big difference.

    That is indeed a big difference, but it is also a distinction that would be easily lost, especially in a story propagated by an anonymous source.

    > And since then Ashburn himself has admitted to
    > being gay.

    That is indeed news; but an anonymous allegation was not and should not have been printed.

    > the sterotype that all gays are strident liberals.

    Someone had better inform the Log Cabin Republicans! :-)

    > Ashburn defended his votes against gay-rights
    > legislation, saying he was reflecting how the
    > voters in his district felt. "I believe firmly
    > that my responsibility is to my constituents,"
    > Ashburn said.

    The man does have a point.

    By Blogger Michael, at 4:47 PM  

  • > The article Ammy links to is from Foxnews,
    > hardly left leaning.

    Strictly speaking the story came from a Sacramento CBS outfit. Nonetheless (and speaking of stereotypes) the Fox newsdesk is hardly more conservative than the rest; the commentators are a different story.

    > It says he was arrested "after leaving a gay
    > club", not coming from the vicinity of a gay
    > club, but 'leaving one". That's a big
    > difference.

    That is indeed a big difference, but it is also a distinction that is easily lost, especially in a story propagated by an anonymous source.

    > And since then Ashburn himself has admitted to
    > being gay.

    That is indeed news; but an anonymous allegation was not and should not have been printed.

    > the sterotype that all gays are strident liberals.

    Someone had better inform the Log Cabin Republicans! :-)

    > Ashburn defended his votes against gay-rights
    > legislation, saying he was reflecting how the
    > voters in his district felt. "I believe firmly
    > that my responsibility is to my constituents,"
    > Ashburn said.

    The man does have a point.

    By Blogger Michael, at 4:50 PM  

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