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Young conservative swayed by ice skating

Filed By Ed Team | March 01, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Dustin Siggins, gay marriage, GOP, ice skating, young conservatives, young Republicans

"Because I am in this generation and was raised in a pro-gay-marriage era, I am only a little bit against gay marriage, but only a little, like 53 percent to 47. I have about a dozen gay friends, 30 or 20, and they would all back me up. In college, I used to have lunch with them... We went ice skating once."

-- Young conservative student Dustin Siggins on his struggle with some of the GOP's cultural stances to the Washington Post

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Back him up means what - That he is only a little against gay marriage, or that they support his opposition to gay marriage?

greatwhitebear | March 1, 2009 7:10 PM

Dustin: go pull someone else's dick! You're either with us or not, period!

Or, in the words of Rev 3-16 (NAS) with which you may be more familiar:

So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.

....and, no, I don't swallow!

Declaring one's opposition to marriage equality is de rigueur for political conservatives. It's a litmus test of their ideological purity. I suspect a significant number of younger conservatives are conflicted about LGBT rights. Deep inside they may even feel sympathetic to our issues and concerns. However, like members of the Nazi Party and the Roman Catholic clergy, they feel compelled to drink the CoolAid and publicly express bigotry in their words and deeds.