QOTD: Andrew Sullivan, 6 Dec 2004

“The Bush line, essentially is: ‘We are not homophobes; we are happy to live alongside gay people, as long as they recognize that they can never have the same civil rights as we do. Accept your own inferiority, and we will accept you.’ That’s why this is so hard to compromise on. Because it cuts to the core of a human being’s self-worth. On this, we cannot compromise. The simple truth is that there isn’t a single civil right I would deny to an evangelical Christian. I’ve defended their freedom of religion, of association, of disassociation, and believe they should be treated with respect. I wouldn’t dream of drumming them out of the military, firing them for their faith, tearing up their relationships, or taking their children away from them. The favor, alas, is not returned.”

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