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May 04, 2015

Conservative Commentator Guy Benson Comes Out As Gay in a Footnote of His New Book

He's written a new book with Mary Katherine Ham called End of Discussion: How the Liberal Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate.

In a chapter on the gay outrage industry, he notes that he himself is gay, literally in a footnote, which is a very neat manner of highlighting that he thinks sexuality should also, metaphorically, but a footnote to someone's political identity.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Benson denies the idea that being gay automatically should fit one with a "bedazzled ideological straitjacket," and notes this about the punitive social justice warriors of the gay-marriage-uber-alles left.

Many conservatives have argued there must be a legal process for exemption from laws on the basis of religious belief. For his part, Benson argued that exact space between existence and participation is what has helped accelerate acceptance for marriages. The idea that same-sex couples' marriages wouldn't affect straight couples' marriages was "a very effective argument that won over a lot of people," he said.

"I'm for civil marriage, I’m for nondiscrimination laws- but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry,"he said.

Yes, the argument was always made: "Why not agree to this, as this will affect your lives not at all?"

But then, the moment the gay left has some momentum, we learn: "Oh yes, we certainly intend that this will affect your lives in all sorts of ways; we in fact demand you rewrite your very religion to re-architect your beliefs to better serve us."

Rod Dreher has written about this fundamental dishonesty and promise-breaking on the part of the cultural left, calling it the Law of Merited Impossibility. As Dreher explains it:

"It's a complete absurdity to believe that Christians will suffer a single thing from the expansion of gay rights, and boy, do they deserve what they're going to get."

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