“Keith Burgess-Jackson and many other conservatives have been appalled at Andrew Sullivan’s extreme, irrational and hysterical reaction to GWB’s opposition to homosexual marriage. From the way Sullivan speaks, you would think GWB was out to murder homosexuals. Sullivan is of course himself a homosexual so I was not myself surprised by his reaction. Homosexuals themselves now normally claim that they are genetically different and it is certainly my observation that over-emotionality is very prevalent among them — wicked of me though it no doubt is to say so. And it is not the first time Sullivan has been noticeably irrational. His expression of contempt for British culture (he is himself British-born) is hard to see as anything other than an emotional outburst.”
I don’t think it’s “wicked” of him. But it is very funny, in a nostalgic sort of way. It’s like a 1960’s letter to the Times from some retired Indian Army Colonel in Cheltenham, provoked beyond belief by the “Boys in the Band” “Shocking chaps! Thoroughly unreliable! One couldn’t rely on them in a tight spot, they’d become a liability with their innate propensity to womanly hysteria! ”
It’s particularly amusing because my sense of “over-reaction” here is that it’s pretty much emblematic of the histrionics of those who would perceive the end of civilisation as we know it in the desire of poofs to have their relationships validated.