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Signs of cultural decay

Democrat outed for being a heterosexual.

I kid you not:

It's happened so often that it's now a cultural cliche: the gay politician pretending to be straight. In most parts of the nation, homosexuality or bisexuality is a clear electoral liability.

Not in Center City's 182d state House district. There, it's a badge of honor.

Veteran Rep. Babette Josephs (D., Phila.) last Thursday accused her primary opponent, Gregg Kravitz, of pretending to be bisexual in order to pander to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters, a powerful bloc in the district.

"I outed him as a straight person," Josephs said during a fund-raiser at the Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, as some in the audience gasped or laughed, "and now he goes around telling people, quote, 'I swing both ways.' That's quite a respectful way to talk about sexuality. This guy's a gem."

Kravitz, 29, said that he is sexually attracted to both men and women and called Josephs' comments offensive.

"That kind of taunting is going to make it more difficult for closeted members of the LGBT community to be comfortable with themselves," Kravitz said. "It's damaging."

But others said the remarkable quarrel itself was a sign of progress.

A sign of progress.

Is there any surprise that these same people are painting Tea Party members as extreme? 

I guess they have a point.  If this is the new norm, I'd rather be an extremist.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.


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Comments (7)

The jaw dropping remark in ... (Below threshold)

The jaw dropping remark in the news story, in my opinion is:

"But others said the remarkable quarrel itself was a sign of progress"

C'mon, folks. This is the ... (Below threshold)

C'mon, folks. This is the City of Brotherly Love. Babbs is just upset cause despite that fact he's attracted to men and women he doesn't find her attractive at all. Not that I'd blame him.

This is the Cit... (Below threshold)
This is the City of Brotherly Love.
A true Man Bites Dog story.... (Below threshold)

A true Man Bites Dog story.

I always suspected that guy was a latent heterosexual.


Maybe we should just give S... (Below threshold)

Maybe we should just give Sharia a chance?

Forgive me if I'm getting t... (Below threshold)

Forgive me if I'm getting the narrative wrong here - but isn't it supposed to be REPUBLICANS who are horribly, completely, obsessively concerned with which direction a person's plumbing points? And the tolerant, accepting, permissive LEFT which adamantly maintains that it doesn't matter at all whether you lust after men, women, sheep or aardvarks?

Seems like the sides are getting a bit mixed up here!

Pray for the asteroid.... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Pray for the asteroid.






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