As I recall, the last time I punksmacked Daniel Blatt, aka Gay Patriot West, over his ambivalence about gay marriage, — “You no playa da game, you no maka da rules,”I found out he has never been in a longterm committed relationship. (I will publish any correction of this statement he sends me.) I was, for over 20 years, caring for my late life partner until her death on Dec. 7, 2004.
That is why I am OUTRAGED that Daniel never misses an opportunity in the conservative blogosphere to damage the cause of same-sex marriage equality. His latest assault on gays and lesbians who are seeking equality in every aspect of their lives, especially marriage equality, is founded on siding with Joy Behar, of “The View,” who recently opined that homosexuals do not deserve marriage equality because she says we are not monogamous. Or somehow, straight people who marry are monogamous, but gay people, who cannot marry, are not monogamous and therefore never deserve to have marriage equality.
Actually, considering the divorce rate, it looks to me like the straight community should be VERY humble and filled with compassion on the issue of monogamy in marriage.
Also, I want to point out to my fellow gays and lesbians on the Left that THIS is an example of the Left’s betrayal of its promise of support for homosexual equality. They don’t deliver because they do not want to deliver. Who on the Left condemned Behar for extrapolating her attack on the capacity of gays to be faithful into an attack on our quest for equality?
But more importantly, it is time for me to put Daniel on notice that I am going to start matching any further denunciations of the quest of gays and lesbians for equality, especially with regard to marriage, by ridiculing him as a man who has never been able to maintain a long-term, committed relationship. Therefore, I suspect Daniel’s rejection of marriage for ALL homosexuals really has to do with his personal inadequacy. But, if I am wrong, and Daniel has found someone, then I think truth and justice will still be better served if Daniel STOPS writing about gay marriage altogether until he has had one for at least five years.
This is all-out war, Daniel. You do NOT deserve to kill the hopes and dreams and aspirations of worthier people who NEED equality to have the same advantages and supports straight people do to build their lives together and support one another through prosperity and adversity until death parts them.Until YOU’VE been married to the man who is the love of your life for at least FIVE years, you do NOT know enough to write about same-sex marriage equality.
And while I’ve got the strop out, I think you are crazy to let American Elephant dominate your blog. He poisons every comment thread he’s in and is acting like he’s your co-blogger, when he’s really the worst kind of concern troll.