Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MARY CHENEY AND THE PATHOLOGY OF THE GAY CONSERVATIVE

Mary Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and onetime gay outreach director for Coors Brewing Company, gave $1,000 to a Republican Senate hopeful who voted against same-sex marriage and allowing gay couples to adopt children in the District of Columbia.

Cheney, 40, has a two-year old son with her partner of 17 years, Heather Poe. The donation to former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH) was made in May. Portman is seeking the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) when he retires in 2011.


[For the full article, see here.]

I can't possibly do justice as to why a Gay person would support in any way any politician (or any clergy, for that matter) who would seek to prevent full and equal civil rights for Gay people. The self-loathing in such a person, be it conscious or unconscious, must be so palpable to the point that he or she would support their own oppressors; if confronted by that anomaly, he/she would resort to explanations and rationalizations that would confound any rational person's ability to fully comprehend.

About two years ago, I wrote an article entitled, "The Pathology of the Gay Conservative" that I wrote to help shed light on this seemingly inexplicable phenomenon.

Although I don't know Mary Cheney's reasons for in any way supporting a person who demeans her and other Gay people and their families, and seeks to keep them as second-class citizens, I hope that this article that I wrote might help shed some light on the phenomenon of why any Gay person, save for sheer mendacity, would support efforts to keep her/him and other Gay people consigned to the netherworld of pariah in our or in any society.

Please click on this link to read "The Pathology of the Gay Conservative.
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2 comments:

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Jerry Maneker said...

Thanks very much, Marry. Best wishes, Jerry.