Anyway, I bring this up because I happened to stumble across a "conservative newspaper" the other day (they only publish the rag monthly, though, so it's more like a cheap newspaper-formatted magazine). And, it was the perfect storm of unintentional hilarity. On the page was a cheers and jeers article, right above some select quotations that they undoubtedly supported wholeheartedly. In it, they criticize Barney Frank, the only openly gay member in the House of Representatives (with the only other representative to ever be openly gay no longer serving. He was the inspiration for the term gerrymander). They talk about Frank calling Antonin Scalia a homophobe, and whine about labeling people who happen to disagree with you as some form of bigot. This, just prior to accusing people for being anti-semitic for disagreeing with a Republican speaker who just happens to be Jewish *. In the same article. And one of the quotes below is from someone who usually contributes to the newspaper, stating that people who tolerate homosexuals are homosexuals themselves. I wonder if that is why they consider it a faux pas to label people as bigots...it prevents them from associating people who do not share their irrational hatred with the people that they have the irrational hatred for. Truly there is nothing more hateful than throwing a pompous, spiteful blowhard off his rhythm by pointing that he is, in fact, a pompous, spiteful blowhard.
*Bonus points: Barney Frank is Jewish himself, and they make a rather crude joke about him, his homosexuality, and Fannie Mae in the article. Alert the Antidefamation League!
On a completely unrelated note: gay marriage now legal in Iowa. I think I can hear the ranting already!