My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The intolerance of the gay community....

Yes, the gay community can be just as intolerant as the straight community...
Two weeks ago, news emerged that the co-founder of the website had contributed $2,300 to the presidential campaign of John McCain. Uproar ensued.

Haven't heard of Manhunt?

Unless you're a gay man, that's to be expected. It's one of the most popular gay websites in the world, with 1 million registered members in the U.S. alone and 400,000 unique visitors a month. As its name implies, it's a site where many gay men go to find casual sexual encounters. Manhunt and sites like it have revolutionized one formative aspect of gay culture, taking what was once a public activity to the privacy of one's home.

Except that the Internet, as Jonathan Crutchley recently discovered, isn't really private. A successful real estate developer, he founded Manhunt with his life partner, Larry Basile, in 2001. He ran into trouble when Out, a gay magazine, published an article about the website in its current issue. The article, in passing, referred to Crutchley -- who until last week was chairman of the board at Manhunt -- as a "liberal Republican." That tidbit apparently shocked gay blogger Andy Towle, who within seconds found Crutchley's donation to McCain on a contributor database and posted the news on his website.

The shaming and condemnation of Crutchley was swift and unforgiving.

"Let's show MANHUNT what we in the gay community think of members of our community who support politicians who vote against the interests of the community," an anonymous commenter wrote. "Delete your MANHUNT profile!" Michelangelo Signorile, a gay liberal radio host, labeled Crutchley "asinine" simply for supporting McCain.

Rarely do you come across a political candidate who shares each and every one of your political views, and Crutchley's support for McCain was hardly different from that of any other donor who doesn't make the perfect the enemy of the good. "I believe McCain will be a better commander in chief than Obama, who also opposes gay marriage," Crutchley wrote on a website that covers the online personal ad industry. "If we have an experienced, seasoned person defending the country in this dangerous age, we will be able to argue about the gay agenda later."


Anonymous Paul M said...

Intolerance of different view points is very much a human wide failing.

No single group holds a monopoly on it or can totally avoid it; whether your gay, straight, liberal conservative, or any other of the multitude of groups that divide us.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Babylonian777 said...

"Yes, the gay community can be just as intolerant as the straight community..."

Well "mr. gay and right"........thanks for painting the "straight community" with a broad brush. What is your definition of intolerance? Telling a gay guy he's going to hell if he doesn't repent of his sin? I don't consider that intolerance. If a straight guy stoms into a homosexual couples bedroom and stops them from having gay sex, then thats intoloerance.

I can't stand when people redefine the terms like that, so manipulative, just like some muslim apologists who accuse critics of islam to be racists, even though the issue is over a religion and not a race.

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad but not surprising.
Those who criticize a gay person for supporting a conservative candidate or party, or for holding conversative views, tend to see sexual orientation as the be-all and end-all, ignoring the fact that gays, like straights, have a life outside the bedroom. Gays and straights pay taxes, own busineasses, have careers, worry about crime and terrorism, have families, care about what's going on in the world...
By the way, conservative women face the same type of intolerance ('how could you, as a WOMAN, not support the leftist, socialist, big-government, liberal ideology!!!)

12:36 PM  

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