Friday, February 19, 2010

The Tent Is Bigger Than I Thought...

Wow. I'm shocked. In a good way.

I just watched a video (via HotAir) of asshat Ryan Sorba of the California Young Americans for Freedom. Mr. Sorba was soundly booed by the CPAC attendees for his homophobic, exclusionary remarks about GOProud, a group of openly gay Republicans.

Why am I linking this? Because I've been pretty rough on the conservatives over gay marriage, DADT, DOMA, and homophobia in general.

Just yesterday, I held my nose and changed my voter registration to Republican. I figured, while some of their positions on social issues turn my stomach, if we don't save America for everyone now, there will never be rights for gays - or anyone else.

I just wanted to state - in public, and for the record - I think I may have been wrong. While I'm certain there are conservatives (a la Mr. Sorba) who do hold fast to their exclusion and hatred, there are clearly many who are more open than I imagined. I don't know that I've ever been so pleased to hear someone booed.

There's more room in this tent than I thought. Good to know.

Oy. Maybe I spoke too soon...