It's been a crazy last 10 days for me. The day following the Super Bowl was full of some gay people jumping up and down, screaming about how homophobic a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers was. I thought it was funny when I saw it during the game, and I think it's funny now. It just seems to me that, with all of the work we have to do for equal marriage, adoption and employment rights, that leaders of gay groups shouldn't be overreacting to a candy bar commercial. Of course, I got plenty of hate mail about it. John Aravosis of Americablog had some terrible things to say about me in an email to my Outsports business partner: "My opinion is that you've got a self-loathing gay Republican Bush-lover as a business partner, and I think mainstream community thought is that that stinks."
Thankfully, Aravosis is dead wrong. Yes, I am a Republican, but I am neither "self-loathing" or a "Bush-lover." Unfortunately for simple-minded people like Aravosis, life is black and white; You're either the tiny percentage of people that agree with him 100% of the time, or you are against him. Because I see him for what he is, and because I'm not afraid to expose his hatred-filled comments, I am a pariah. If I've pissed of John Aravosis, I'm doing something 100% right.
He's also wrong about his second assertion. While he and his far-far-far-far-far-left gay chronies may think it stinks that a Republican owns anything, the large majority don't care. I do my damnedest to help improve life for the gay "community," and that's all that matters to most.