Our Dallas Voice Life+Style Editor Daniel Kusner has a real knack for coming up with blog posts and headlines that really manage to aggravate the hell out of some folks, especially, it seems, Mormons and extremely conservative Christians.
Just look back through the recent posts about Marie Osmond and her lesbian daughter and Miss California Carrie Prejean and the uproar over her marriage comments at the Miss America pageant and subsequent appearances, then read the comments and you’ll see what I mean.
I can understand some folks have very strong opinions about Daniel’s posts. What I can’t understand is why the non-gay Mormons or conservative Christians thinking they are going to get a positive response by posting anti-gay comments on a gay newspaper’s blog. I mean, surely they don’t think we gay people are going to respond positively to a comment that ends with the term “Faggots!”
As an administrator for Instant Tea, my first impulse is usually to delete those posts. But then I think again and leave them be. I mean, it would be hypocritical of me to say I support free speech and to practice free speech in the blog and then use my administrative power to throttle the free speech of others.
And then I think to myself, I can’t imagine any religious blog, surely not one operated by the LDS church, allowing us to post comments to there talking about members of their group they way they talk about gays on our blog. And that’s the deciding factor in NOT deleting those comments.
I may be a sinner bound for hell because I am gay and feel no need to repent for it. But I am NOT a hypocrite.