Charlie Crist? Gay? That's what is going to appear in the film "Outrage", which will be released and running in Landmark Theatres all across the US tomorrow.
People here know me pretty well as someone who takes delight in seeing hypocritical buttheads in the Republican party outed. But Charlie Crist? This guy is not one of the moral pillars of society who attempts to tell everybody else how to live. He is a pretty tolerant guy.
And this is where I draw the line. If Crist were being a hypocritical asshole, I would be laughing my ass off over this. However, he is not, and deserves to be left alone. Charlie Crist is not a Larry Craig, and IMHO, the movement to out as many secretly gay Republicans as possible has gone too far.
There is a time for the outing of hypocritical politicians. It is when their own behavior is the opposite of the "moral code" they attempt to force on others. This is not one of those times. Crist should have been left alone. Instead, his political career is going to be ruined, and for what? Nothing. Nothing at all.
You may be surprised that I am posting this, since I am known for doing a lot of gloating when a hypocritical politician is outed, especially a secretly gay politician who engages in gay bashing. I am not gloating here. In fact, I am quite angry. Since Crist was not attempting to force other people to live to certain standards, his own homosexuality is nobody's business but his own.
Sometimes I find that people who out hypocritical politicians are assholes as big as the hypocritical politicians they are outing.
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