First it was “targeting” congressional seats.
Then, it was opposing gay marriage.
Now, as The Other McCain reports, not publicizing one’s (alleged) bisexuality.
“I gave Ellen Page a decent chance to come out with the truth,” Topitschnig posted on V-Generations. “Two months ago, I mentioned her in my LGBT article and made it pretty clear what she had to do. . . .
“I wrote: ‘In times like these when young gay people commit suicide out of fear of rejection, role models are needed. The gravity of the situation doesn’t ask for passive hiding but active fighting. What will Ellen Page’s choice be?’”
Ms. Page’s sex life and what aspects of it she chooses not to share are personal and private matters, and not the public’s business unless she makes it so. But since the left has decided that the personal is political and that all those who oppose any of the objectives of LGBT organizations are hateful (H8ful?) bigots, extremists like Topitshnig seem to look upon those insufficiently dedicated to the cause like retreating Soviet troops at Stalingrad.
As a refreshing counterpoint to Topitshnig, I found this article by Jonathan Rauch in the LBGT publication The Advocate, explaining that excessive name-calling and attacks on religious freedom are not only problematic in themselves, but are harmful to the LGBT cause. Rauch argues that such attacks risk alienating and insulting moderates they would like to convert on this or that issue, a group which dwarfs the relative handful of truly hostile ill-wishing individuals. It probably deserves a post of its own, but for now I’ll settle for a “read the whole thing.”