Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hypocritical Condition Update

As a follow-up/follow-on to my previous post Hypocritical Condition, there was an interesting article in today's Washington Post about blogger Mike Rogers. A gay activist with his own Hit List against hypocrites, the Post calls Rogers "The Most Feared Man on the Hill."

According to the article:

"For three years now, he's been a feared one-man machine, "outing," he says, nearly three dozen senior political and congressional staffers, White House aides and, most damagingly, Congress members on his blog...In Rogers's mind, if you're against gay rights in your public life and you live a secret homosexual life, all bets are off."
I've never been a fan of activist groups and publications outing celebrities. Sure, putting a famous face on homosexuality helps to bring tolerance from the general public. But one's private life should be--well, private. My personal stance (which is NOT wide!) is that it's frankly none of my business who you choose to sleep with--unless, of course, you're sleeping with me. But Rogers isn't outing celebrities--he's outing hypocrites. Or as he says, "When...private lives are in direct conflict with the public policy that these officials espouse, I think it's fair game that their private lives be brought into this."

Amen to that.

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