Right after predicting that Foleyfallout will depress evangelical turnout in November –a proposition for which there is the same amount of evidence as a Hastert “coverup, which is zero– E.J. intones:
The fact that Foley is gay is not the issue. What should upset us are the inappropriate ways in which he expressed his sexuality. We would be condemning him if he had been a 52-year-old heterosexual making similar come-ons to underage females. And, yes, we should be unapologetically judgmental about such things.
And, by the way, isn’t it strange that politicians who expressed moral objections to the desire of adult gays and lesbians to marry seemed to take the Foley matter so lightly when it first came to their attention? Where is the morality here?
I would ask my friends who are Christian conservatives to think about this. But I’d also ask my liberal friends to be more willing to come out as family-oriented people. Gay marriage is not the greatest threat to the heterosexual family. Misbehavior and irresponsibility by married heterosexuals do far more damage to families and children.
Note that in an appeal to our better angels, E.J. slips in a slander that would have his readers believe that Hastert et al did other than exile Foley on the very day the IMs were revealed.
Gotta love the left.