The obnoxious Max Blumenthal has his shorts tied in a bunch because the conservatives honored an Hispanic Marine hero Republican at CPAC.
And, aside from the conservatives honoring an Hispanic – because, as I have been told by a Liberal or two, “Hispanics have to be liberal” – why would that get Max upset? Because Corporal Matt Sanchez did gay p_rn and worked as a male escort sometime in his past, and conservatives, at least in Max’s homophobic mind, have “psycho-sexual issues”.
Here are three conservatives that don’t:
Jane, who I met in DC: Liberals Relish “GOTCHA!” Moment at the Expense of Corporal Matt Sanchez.
Gay Patriot West: Using Matt Sanchez’s Past to Dismiss Conservative Ideas
That said, Matt Sanchez is a part of all that he has met. His past figures into the man he has become. But, people do have a right to their own private lives, to deal with their past mistakes – or merely just past experiences which no longer represent their present actions – in their own way. Once again, it seems that all too many are all too interested in the apparent hypocrisy of conservatives, more interested in defining us so that they may more readily dismiss our ideas. Without even considering what we have to say.
Liberals think they can attack people based solely on their skin color, their gender or the religion if the victim is a conservatives. It is as if the 14th amendment has a clause that says, “except for conservatives — you can beat them like a rug if they are conservatives.”
That is plain wrong. I wish someone on the left had the guts to call Blumenthal the homophobe he is.
Keep waiting, Don.
While I believe that Sanchez’s past actions were wrong, the matter is that for all that has been said, a. he was an adult, engaged in activities with other consenting adults, and more importantly, b. he has given up those actions (emphasis added):
I don’t like p_rn, it reduces the mind, flattens the soul. That’s not hypocrisy talking, that’s experience. If I started off with liberal leanings, being on a gay p*rn set should have been heaven. In p_rn, everything taboo is trivialized and everything trivial is projected. How does a conservative trace his roots to such distasteful beginnings? Like all followers of a cult, it’s tough to figure out when you stopped believing in the party-line, but I can tell you that by the time I finished my summer tour of the major studios, I was pretty disgusted with myself. It was an emotional low, and the people who surrounded me were like drug dealers only interested in being with the anesthetized in order not to shake off the stupor of being high. Why did I become a conservative? Just look at what I left, and look at who is attacking me to today? Let’s face it people, you’re all cynical enough to know that if I had espoused liberal causes, spoken out against the military, got a liberal award for courage and then outed with a p_rn-past, you’d be clamoring for my memoir, and nominating me for a diversity ticket with Barack Obama.
And with Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd and Barney Frank.
Here is Matt Sanchez’s blog.
Update: Behold, a new creation
To understand American conservatives, even those who aren’t themselves Christian, you need to understand Christianity–not as it appears in vicious stereotypes and smears on left-wing blogs, but as it is really preached and practiced and understood. As I am fond of pointing out, a lively Christian faith is actually a great defense for American liberty, and a firewall against ideological zeal and extremism. And as seen in the response to the revelations about Cpl. Sanchez, it keeps us human.
As for those who outed him and had this blow up in their face, I pray they look at Chuck Colson’s example and take it to heart. There’s more to being human than just scoring political points.