For those who don’t follow U. S. politics, Rick Perry is a Republican and the Governor of Texas. He wears his Christianity on his sleeve. This weekend he will speak to a group about why the Boy Scouts of America should continue to ban gay boys.
What I’m saying is the best thing for Democrats is for Republican political figures clearly identified as Republicans, like Perry is, to keep bashing gays. I’m not saying it is a good thing for gays, but it will help Democrats.
While we’re not there yet, we are approaching a time when saying gays should be banned from an organization is like saying black children should go to different schools than white children. Perry sounds almost that out of touch.
It will help Democrats as well if the Republican platform includes strong language against gay marriage and defines human life as beginning with conception. When the primary season gets in full swing, bigger thinkers in the Party will have their hands full trying to tamp down on the message religion trumps all.
Helpful to the country, however, would be a Republican Party with secular and up to date thinking. If both Parties were competing to see which can better harness the ambitions of every citizen all boats would rise.
The Republican Party thinks it holds the franchise against sin. Rick Perry does not recognize judgements about sin are arbitrary and the public is losing interest.