Fox Homocon Guy Benson Comes Out

“Gay rights is not something that dominates my attentions — or my passions — and that may seem incongruous, that may seem counterintuitive to a lot of people, but the issues that I care about most undergird the reasons why I’m a conservative and have been forever and will be a conservative moving forward. I’m for civil marriage, I’m for nondiscrimination laws — but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry. I think a lot of gay people have felt for generations, obviously, that they have not been treated fairly, and I don’t think that coming to a point of social harmony and then pushing further in this almost vengeful, ‘Let’s get ‘em,’ hounding people out of jobs … [I]t’s not productive, it’s not good for the country,” – Fox News contributor and Townhall columnist Guy Benson, in a Buzzfeed interview to promote his coming book, End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

  • Bill

    I wouldn’t call this young man ‘gay’ so much as I would call him a homosexual.

    It must be so difficult, needing the approval of those who seek to harm and destroy you.

    • LovesIrony

      I call him a fucking shit for brains

    • “Faggot” is more to the point. And easier to type.

      • Prixator

        And it’s not too “sciencey” for the lowbrows.

    • Ed Burrow

      I’m not gay, but I’m a really good cocksucker…

    • Chuck in NYC

      He’s a pissant.

      • JCF

        That’s offensive to piss and ants.

  • BlueberriesForMe

    Hey asshole, feel free to contact Dolce and Gabbana. I’m sure they’d be DELIGHTED for you to be their new spokestwat.
    Also, I hope you’re networking with Cruz and those wonderful
    hotel owners. What an opportunity!

  • Bob from CT

    The Left has an “Outrage Industry”?! Oh, Ben, you’re such a comedian.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Fuck you, quisling.

    • MrVinegar

      I was going to say that the quisling tag was missing from the post.

    • fuow

      Not even with ‘guest’s’ dick.

      • Gerry Fisher

        You’re a horrible, horrible person. Please, please sit next to me!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    You cant “carve out” certain exemptions for this business over here….and not allow that same exemption for that business over there….
    Sorry. Talk about “special rights”
    Only reason religion is exempt in the first place is that they pay no taxes and in return are to stay out of politics.
    HOWEVER does religion ever stay the fuck out of anything? bedrooms, brains, politics…..

    • John30013

      Exactly! Why the carve-out only for small businesses in the wedding industry? (And how does one define that industry and which companies would be eligible to flout the laws, but only against this one particular group of people?)

      This asshat, and those like him who want to appear reasonable by only splitting the baby when it comes to SSM and wedding service providers, never seem to explain how their ideas world work in practice, nor where LGBT folk could go in a small town to get services if everyone is allowed to refuse them.

      However “reasonable” they might sound on first listen, such proposals fly in the face of equality and open the door to all kinds of religion-based discrimination by small companies.

      Of course, this homocon’s got his, so fuck everyone else.

      • Tor

        Upvote for using the word “flout!”

        • John30013

          It’s kind of you to notice. Flout vs. flaunt is one of my pet peeves (as is gantlet vs. gauntlet).

          • Tor

            Tow the line. All do respect. Deep seeded anything. Peak your interest. Don’t get me started… Oh wait, you just did.

          • B Snow

            Argh. Pour over a document. Must be discrete.

            I’m going to stop before I work myself into a tizzy.

          • BobSF_94117

            I believe you mean dizzy.

          • Eric

            For all intensive purposes…

          • Raising_Rlyeh

            Isn’t gantlet just an early, almost archaic, spelling of gauntlet?

          • John30013

            Nope. A “gantlet” is a form of punishment or trial; a “gauntlet” is an armored glove. However, according to http://grammarist.com/usage/gantlet-gauntlet/, “gauntlet” is an accepted alternate spelling of “gantlet”.

          • Raising_Rlyeh

            I was actually going to link to that page. Really though, it doesn’t seem like they should be interchangeable since a gauntlet, in my view, is an armored glove.

          • John30013

            I agree. I had no idea that “gauntlet” was an alternate (and apparently now preferred) spelling of “gantlet”.

      • clay

        GOP seems to be redefining small business to mean small number of owners, rather than small number of employees, anyway.

    • teeveedub

      His line of reasoning is completely typical of the right, not just of homocons. Their views are formulated based strictly on a set of precepts that make up the party line, without even a passing glance at potential outcomes or consequences.

      It frightens me that this kind of shallow thought has established such prominent place in the U.S.

      • oikos
        • Ginger Snap

          What an amazing man Isaac Asimov was an amazing man and he had damn fine sideburns.

          • oikos

            Ramen!

    • bsinps

      Bathrooms!

  • pj

    you smug asshole. people have died because they were gay. “treated fairly” hardly captures what a lot of people went and are going through. you pampered pos

  • he proved all of us right, and himself wrong.

    gay white republican who finds tolerance from his fellow republicans by compartmentalizing his gayness, refusing to challenge their ongoing anti-LGBT bigotry and prejudice, and basically sucking their bigoted toes.

    this is not news. this is called Monday.

    wow. what a shock. gay republican who doesn’t do anything to help LGBT people is tolerated on that very condition.

    http://littlekiwilovesbauhaus.blogspot.ca/2010/08/441am-stoned-thoughts-on-gay.html

    • Rambie

      Ian and Mati should host a book signing event at OUT NYC for him.

    • Rocco Gibraltar

      I seem to recall Mary Cheney trotting that same tired argument.

    • Gerry Fisher

      And he comes out to promote a book. It’s all about the Benjamins.

    • Chris Baker

      Also just goes to prove that Republicans have done NOTHING to advance gay equality and rights. They are pushed into doing something. He had to work his way up at Fox while staying in the closet. He wasn’t a gay Republican hired by Fox, he was a Republican, who later came out.

      He needs to thank all the liberal gays who risked their careers, their families and often, their safety and lives in order to allow him to come out as a gay Republican.

  • SoCalVet

    I’ve recently encountered someone like this in my life. He is the son of my high school church/community friend who is a great mother but very baptist. I’ve watched it happening from the time he was telling me he had a girlfriend, to the time he was posting pro-duck-dynasty stuff on his wall, to the time he ran away overseas and said he’s never coming back to the states to live because no one here understands him, to now when he told me he no longer wants to talk about LGBT because it’s private and personal and no one’s business and when I sent him a link to a pro-gay happening in his city across the world, he unfriended me. It’s weird to watch someone become this type of person as he grows up. He is very uncomfortable being gay, and is now hostile to other gay people. I’ve been powerless to change it, though I’m still friends with his parents and maintain hope.

    • Tor

      So he did not move to Amsterdam…..

      • fuow

        Or Berlin.

        • SoCalVet

          I’m confident that neither he nor his family read this blog. May 5th is a big date there.

          • William

            Does France celebrate the dates that other countries beat them?

          • BobSF_94117

            It’s sort of unavoidable…

  • robirob

    “but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious
    organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held
    businesses that serve the wedding industry.”

    Which will be used for discrimination, but hey, if that’s ok with Mr. Benson, so it should be a-ok for all the other gays and lesbians.

    “and I don’t think that coming to a point of social harmony and then
    pushing further in this almost vengeful, ‘Let’s get ‘em,’ hounding
    people out of jobs ”

    What an asshole. If I know I won’t receive good service or any service at all, based on the service provider’s bigotry, I am very well allowed to avoid the business and let others know why I am not giving my money to this particular business.

  • Freeman

    He is basically coming out as suffering from a mental illness.

  • Ninja0980

    I understand there are going to be LGBT’s that do not agree with the Democratic platform and thus will be Republicans.
    Here’s the problem though, a large part of the Republican base is devoted to making LGBT people’s lives a living hell, and idiots like this simply make excuses for them.
    The rights we’ve gained would NOT have happened under a Republican president and for this fool to pretend otherwise sickens me.

    • LovesIrony

      Fuck, boxcar tony takes credit for writing the part of their platform dealing with marriage

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Who has been “hounded out of a job”? Seriously. The pitiful, put-upon bigots have become Chri$tian Martyr$, and anyone who has closed down their business as a result of a lawsuit has done so of their own accord.

  • brian

    Gay guy who? Any gay man who self identifies as a conservative, in this day and age, conservative doesn’t mean what it used to. Teabaggers and their ilk have so perverted the meaning that it now simply states that you are a small minded bigot, hating everything and everyone who does not think exactly like you. Sadly.

  • KT

    That’s ok, he can go back into the closet. We really don’t need him on our side.

    • Tor

      He’s on our side?

      • KT

        Tor, good point. He truly is not. He is one of those conservatives who spends literally even waking moment railing against the left. Now he can spend all his waking moments railing against the “leftist” gays.

        The ironic thing is once the Supreme Court rules in our favor, a lot more homocons are going to come running out of the closet – reaping the benefits of those who bravely came out before them and fought for their rights.

        • cjs

          And they’re all going to whine about how we’re big meanies for calling them the fuck out.

    • LovesIrony

      I say send him to Syria to fight for “our side”

  • uhhuhh

    Why does a petulant child who has done and will do nothing for gay rights think he’s entitled to even have an opinion about the supposed “vengeful” attitudes of the grown ups who have been running this movement to get equality for his sorry little precocious quisling ass?

    • j.martindale

      Do you think, without the movement he evidently disdains, that he would be anything other than a closet case repressing his sexuality and living on antidepressants and alcohol?

      • HomerTh

        You mean he isn’t living on antidepressants and alcohol?

        • D. J.

          I think he hit the Thorazine.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Is he old enough to shave yet?

  • So he’s part of the right’s outrage machine but rails against the left’s outrage machine? Typical conservative hypocrite. And a homocon as well. What a loser.

  • Craig S

    “Enough already with this equality malarkey. Y’all need to stop your whining and get a nice white job like mine where you can get to paid to disparage your own people. Now pardon me while enjoy my lunch of Barilla pasta — here’s hoping i don’t stain my Dolce and Gabbana suit.”

  • Ninja0980

    Just wait until the end of the day and the following weeks and months.
    He’ll soon find out that for many of hisRepublicans and Consevative “friends”, him being gay will be enough to end their friendship.

    • Tor

      Either that, or he’s the one gay friend so many conservatives claim to have.

      • BlueberriesForMe

        Ken Mehlman, “friend” to all.

        • William

          Not when other people are watching.

  • Blake Jordan

    House faggot says what…

    It is sad that house faggotry still exists in the young!!!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “You think I’m young!? [squeal]”

      /Guy Benson (not his porn name)

  • delk

    Good thing I didn’t ask your opinion.

  • Giant Monster Gamera

    If you’re going to use the secular “wedding industry” to make moral judgements about the people that want to buy flowers and cakes, then maybe you ought to consider going into a religious line of work?

  • BlueberriesForMe

    Another excerpt from Buzzfeed:

    “I do not lose sight of how historically fortunate I am to be living in this country in this era, given who I am,” he said.

    Am I correct in calling this mental state “disassociation”?

    • John30013

      Absolutely. He stands on the shoulders of countless others who’ve done so much more to bring equality to the LGBT community than he ever will. And now that he can enjoy the fruits of their labors, he is pleased to announce that, in his enlightened and oh-so-reasonable opinion, it’s absolutely OK for some businesses to discriminate against some people for any reason (as long as they claim it’s a religious objection to servicing a same-sex wedding). Because that’s just the right and moderate thing to do.

  • oikos

    Privileged white boy with trust fund states that there is no need for gay rights.
    Just another homocon kapo and they wonder why we despise them.

    • clay

      whose jobs is he worried about? single lesbian mothers?

    • Ninja0980

      My former friend is married to someone like Guy and he can’t understand why none of us like his husband.
      They really are that tone deaf.

      • cjs

        I have a former friend like that myself.

        • uhhuhh

          former!

      • oikos

        I don’t understand how a thinking, feeling gay person could fall in love with someone, much less marry, a self loathing gay man.

        • Ninja0980

          He’s not a self-loather but is one of those I’ve got mine, fuck everyone else type of gays.
          The only gay he cares about is my friend, the rest of us can go screw ourselves.

          • oikos

            I guess that raises the question of what kind of person is your friend to think this behavior OK?

          • Ninja0980

            One who is in love and thus will ignore that, hence why I don’t talk to him as much.

          • oikos

            Yeah, I don’t have any gay republican friends anymore. I just can’t reconcile their disconnect from the people they vote for and support and the policies those people espouse against gay people, poor people, etc.

          • Ninja0980

            I have one but since he works for Richard Hanna who actually supports us, it’s easier to stomach then someone who supports haters like Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.

          • Sean in Dallas

            Me neither. The condescending “oh poor dear, you overthink EVERYthing” tone in their voices and their willful ignorance of the true sacrifices made by people to get us where we are is just too much.

        • rextrek1

          seriously if I wanted That much baggage – I’d buy samsonite

          • William

            and hire a lifter.

  • cjs

    “Social harmony” sounds like a phrase used by a communist country, as in “So and so will be sent to a re-education camp for violations of social harmony.”

    • clay

      I think it’s more about control, regardless of economic structure; it fits quite well with calls for law and order.

      • cjs

        To be truthful, it sounds like something from an episode of the original 1967 version of The Prisoner, “A Change of Mind.”

  • TomF.

    Mr. Benson is apparently only too happy to let activists and others shoulder the burden of fighting for equal rights while he enjoys the benefits. And, moreover, castigates them for placing burdens on religious and business leaders which would prevent them from discriminating against LGBT people. Maybe he really does think that America would be more “fun” if we’d just kowtow to the right-wing bigots that would gladly put us all in jail, or exterminate us. Perhaps Mr. Benson believes that if he buys into the agenda of the rich sociopaths he’ll someday be one of them. But those money-grubbing pricks have no intention of letting him into their boys club. The sign on the clubhouse door may be invisible, but it’s plain enough to see anyway; “NO FAGGOTS ALLOWED!”

  • Neither is your coming out productive or good for the country.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Soooo….when he undergirds, is he a top or bottom??

    • LovesIrony

      he’s shit

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Tsk. You gotta clean up before you arrive at the undergirding party.

  • Ninja0980

    I’ll just cite one name as a reason to hate homocons like this who encourage the elections of Republicans.
    And that name is Deborah Cook.
    For those of you who aren’t familiar with who she is, she is a judge on the 6th Circuit court of Appeals who made it possible for Jeff Sutton to write his piece of crap option upholding the gay marriage bans in OH,KY,TN and MI by voting to uphold the bans.
    She didn’t speak often during the oral arguments but when she did, it was in the Scalia tone of voice that made it clear she had utter contempt for the LGBT people before her.
    Why is she important?
    Because back in 08, Guy Benson was pushing very hard for John McCain to win the Republican presidency, mentioning the fact that the next president would likely be able to replace one or two SCOTUS nominees.
    Take a wild guess who was one of the frontrunners for a SCOTUS seat if McCain had won.
    If you said Cook, you’d be right.
    Bottom line, we would not be on the verge of getting nationwide equality or other things if McCain or Romney had won.
    And yet, this asshole wants us to ignore facts that when we vote.
    Sorry Guy, not going to happen.
    The Republican party that my grandparents and other family members belonged to no longer exists.
    Instead, it is now a party dominted by religious right wing extremists and I’ll be damned if I vote for them.

  • Randy

    So glad to know that gay people “feel” they have been treated unfairly. He supports “broad carve-outs for religious organizations and narrow carve-outs for closely held businesses. Silly me. And I thought the issue was discrimination and equality for all Americans. I guess I just don’t have my priorities clear.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I wasn’t gonna stick a knife in religion. I was just gonna give it a big carve-out.

  • leo77

    The Left’s outrage industry? And he works for Fox?

    • zhera

      Fox: Nothing but mirrors. And smoke. A lot of smoke. And mirrors.

  • Duder

    Another sell-out. If he were black, we would call him a Coon who tap dances to please whitey. As long as he’s getting his, it’s up for debate regarding the needs of others.

  • Emcee, cubed

    I don’t think that coming to a point of social harmony and then pushing further

    He may actualy have a point here. And at some unspecified time in the future when this “point of social harmony” actually exists, then we can take up that discussion. But when kids are still being thrown out on the streets by their parents for being gay, couples are being beaten on the street for holding hands, and people are still fired, evicted, denied services, etc because of their sexual orientation (ya know, now), his comment has no meaning.

    • Hue-Man

      Let alone acknowledging the peril of LGBT people in Russia, Africa, Middle East, and Asia where “social harmony” = “Kill the Gays”.

    • BobSF_94117

      In all the great social struggles in human history, ours appears to be the first in which the long-time oppressed seek “revenge” over their former oppressors by forcing money on them…

  • pch1013

    I’m going to have some fun now: “Stupid faggot!”

    Hey, that *was* fun!! Maybe he’s onto something.

  • JalapeñoBusiness

    Token gay.

  • LovesIrony

    and a big EAT SHIT to you. you enjoy the all the benefits those of us in the battle for equality have won without having helped in the least, in fact you have supported our oppressors. A carve out? Go eat shit you fucking lemming.

  • Harley

    Thanks for your insight Uncle Tom. Now can you please call the fire department to come out and put out the burning cross in our front lawns please.

  • FAEN

    He’s for civil marriage but wants religious exemptions. That is another version of the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine IMHO. What a wanker.

  • Frederick

    “…I’m for nondiscrimination laws — but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry.”

    They were called Jim Crow laws…it didn’t work out very well.

    You idiotic MOTHERFUCKER!

  • penpal

    Makes perfect sense to me. He’s yet another hypocrite who only cares about his own rights, now that they are widely available to him thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of people far more progressive than him.

  • James

    Gay rights don’t dominate his attention or passion. Translation: “I’m rich enough that I’m insulated from difficulties and challenges and homophobia that the majority of people like me face, and I don’t care. All I care about is whatever gives me the most money and power.” In other words, he’s another Ian Reisner. Another gay Uncle Tom.

    • JalapeñoBusiness

      Translation, I suck cock and they’re paid blessed to be in my presence.

  • Ninja0980

    Sorry for the numerous posts but assholes like him make me angry.
    At some point in his life, there is a good chance he will find someone he loves and cares about and marries.
    If the #@! that my one acquaintance married can find someone to love him, so can Guy Benson.
    And when he does, I hope he realizes those stupid lefty liberals are the one that made it possible for him to not be arrested in several states for showing that love through sexual intimacy.
    I hope he realizes we are the reason his marriage won’t be nullified by where he lives or travels.
    I hope he realizes all the federal benefits that he and his spouse will get are because of OBAMA and the judges he appointed to SCOTUS.
    But of course he won’t.
    He’ll be another worthless homocon like Chris Barron who will make excuses for the bigotry in the Republican party while bashing those who call it out.
    Fuck him and the silver spoon he was born with.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      100% agree.

  • AndyinChicago

    “I’m rich and white, and thus I’ve never felt like the little guy. Why should I care about anyone who has? Why learn from the fact that I could have been if not for people who fought for me?”

    Classy.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Gay Benson, just another soulless homocon, in a long line of entitled, compassionless quislings.”I got mine, don’t care about yours.”

  • MythicalBeast

    undergird

    • William

      Worst super hero, ever.

  • LovesIrony

    further evidence that homcons are stupid

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      They were born that way.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Stupid, that is.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        No, it’s a lifestyle choice.

    • Ninja0980

      Sad to say but he will find someone equally stupid who will marry him.

      • LovesIrony

        but will he find a baker to bake a cake for him?

    • William

      Cognitive dissonance destroys brain matter.

  • D. J.

    If he wasn’t promoting a book he’d still be in the closet.

    • Todd20036

      For all practical purposes, he’s still in the closet.

      • D. J.

        Agreed.

  • BaddogLtd
  • zhera

    Oh, please! Just admit it: You care about money, money, and nothing but money. If you are granted equal civil rights you’ll take it, but not if it conflicts with your money.

  • geoffalnutt

    Passion/GOP? Impossible!!!…unless you count hate – then there’s a relentless passion. Also, “conservative moving forward”?? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!! The very definition of “conservative” is NOT to move “forward”…ever. This creature is very confused. (P.S. Go back into the closet, lock the door – don’t ever come out again).

  • hdtex

    “Even though my political buddies look to hang me up in the slaughterhouse and slit my throat and drain me until I stop convulsing, they have always been my beliefs, and so they shall continue that way forever and ever more, forever. Amen.” No truer words ever spoken from any conservative.

  • SFBruce

    You’d think he could take the 10 seconds required to acknowledge the fact that Republicans have used anti-gay rhetoric and policies to gain credence with its base. And if it weren’t for the courage of gay people who have pushed for equality with relentless passion, beginning at a time when that entailed very real risk, his coming out could not be the risk-free, non-event it is today. I’m glad he’s acknowledged what seems obvious to me, but a gracious coming out, it isn’t.

  • Drake

    I think Guy Benson should be “carved out” from being gay.

    • William

      His princess points were revoked long ago.

  • DaveMiller135

    “Gay rights is not something that dominates my attentions…”

    Living in the closet, up to this point, says otherwise.

  • LovesIrony

    “I support nondiscrimination laws as long as no one has to abide by them”

  • “my sugar daddy’s media people told me it was time to seem equality minded, but of course still sensitive about the fees fees of xtians, and he is using me as the New Face of Homocononia and the Big Tent that is today’s repuklicanism.

    did i mention i’ll have a slush fund of about 10M when i’m done with this gig?”

  • William

    Why only “narrow carve-outs” for the wedding industry? Why not add plumbers, auto mechanics, dry cleaners and other small businesses? Why not a new ‘separate but equal’ and allow businesses to hang “Straight Only” signs over their doors?

  • boston11

    I consider myself a Democrat, and could never vote for someone who opposes gay rights. However, I really do not understand why some gay people get so upset about gay Republicans. I get that gay rights is the number one issue for many gay people – but it isn’t for everyone. When I find out that gay people I know are Republican or see articles like this, my reaction is “who cares”. I disagree with them, but it really isn’t a big deal – we just have different ideologies. It’s just shocking and a bit frightening to see how angry some people react to something that really should not matter.

    • Ninja0980

      we care because Republicans are pushing policies to make us second class citizens, that’s why.

      • boston11

        Not all Republicans are pushing those policies and there are actually Republicans who support gay rights.

        • joe ho

          those are the exceptions that prove the rule. have you actually read the party platform?

          • boston11

            I don’t agree with every single thing in the Democratic party platform either… I don’t see what your point is.

          • LovesIrony

            cause you aren’t looking

          • joe ho

            lol. so you’re not aware of the strong animus against lgbt civil rights contained in the gop party platforms at both the state and federal level? you don’t think there are deal breakers in party platforms? you don’t think that civil rights are a deal breaker?

          • boston11

            As I have already said – being against gay rights is a deal breaker for me. I am just saying that I can understand it isn’t a deal breaker for all gay people, and I don’t see why people get so angry about that.

          • joe ho

            you must lack imagination if you can’t understand the anger. why would blacks be angry about uncle toms and jews be angry at kapos? these homocons are grifters who enjoy benefits that their political activity has made harder to realize. our political struggle has been hard enough.

          • boston11

            Uncle toms and kapos are far more extreme than someone supporting a party that opposes gay marriage. Not everything is worthy of the same anger.

          • joe ho

            lol. the gop opposes more than gay marriage. they also oppose enda. people’s very livelihoods are threatened. and their strong opposition to gay rights reinforces the institutional and cultural homophobia that turns gays into inferiors and in some cases into targets of physical violence.

            you’re blind to the big picture.

          • boston11

            I understand that most Republicans are against gay rights. I just don’t think that is a reason to get angry and attack those Republicans who agree with us.

          • BobSF_94117

            What do you mean “Republicans who agree with us”? He most certainly doesn’t agree with us. His party certainly doesn’t. Of course there are Republicans who support gay rights. They mostly became conservative Democrats in the last 30 years. Some are still GOP and what you hear from them is pro-gay arguments, not anti-Dem drum beats.

            Is he going around lecturing Republicans about the importance of SSM? Of equal rights?

            No, his just-out-of-the-closet-in-a-footnote* stance is that anti-gay discrimination is OK. He supports it.

            * probably to avoid being outed by someone else once his book got published

          • boston11

            He said he supports gay marriage and nondiscrimination laws.

          • LovesIrony

            with carve outs. are you that blind

          • boston11

            I don’t see why we need to grab the pitchforks if all gay people don’t agree 100% on how non-discrimination laws should be applied.

          • BobSF_94117

            1) We don’t know how he supports SSM. Nation-wide “by the courts” or by plebiscite.

            2) He supports exemptions to anti-discrimination laws. If he supports florists and bakers so much, where’s his support for them ignoring racial and religious anti-discrimination law?

            One of the things that I think accounts for at least my anger with these assholes is that they’re supporting a party which used to be moderately pro-gay, or at least composed of people who truly disagreed about gay rights. The GOP cleansed themselves of those people and purposely became a virulently anti-gay party just to win elections ON OUR BACKS. And they used their time to utterly fuck the country over, to boot!!

          • boston11

            Yeah, Republicans embraced anti-gay positions in order to win votes. That seems like a good reason to be mad at gay Republicans in 2004.. but not in 2015. It’s not like Democrats were much better. People forget that in 2004, Kerry wanted an anti-gay marriage amendment in MA. He opposed Bush’s idea for a federal amendment, but supported having the same thing in MA – banning it in the only state where it was legal at the time.

          • BobSF_94117

            ” It’s not like Democrats were much better.”

            Yes, thank god for unicorns and pixies or we’d have no rights at all…

          • boston11

            We are getting our rights in spite of Democratic politicians – not because of them. They are just opportunistically jumping on the bandwagon now that it is popular. If John Kerry had his way, MA would have overturned the first favorable gay marriage ruling with a constitutional amendment.

          • joe ho

            lol.

            you’re confused.

            they don’t really agree with us because they don’t think they are a priority. and their behavior belies their supposed agreement and ends up working directly against us.

            it’s not that hard to understand the anger, which is justified.

            i suppose you think the anger against ken mehlman and the role he played in pushing through all the state marriage bans is also unjustified. or the anger against gay politicians who support anti-gay legislation.

          • boston11

            So we should get angry at people because they don’t agree that gay rights is the top priority? I think that’s ridiculous.

          • joe ho

            lol. that’s right! civil rights are a secondary issue compared to lowering taxes for the rich.

            we shouldn’t be angry about foks who make that bad choice, while at the same time they benefit from the hard work their own actions make harder.

            you’re getting more silly than you already have been in your attempts to defend the indefensible.

          • LovesIrony

            perfect,Joe, :you’re getting more silly than you already have been in your attempts to defend the indefensible.

          • LovesIrony

            what part of the platform don’t you agree with?

          • boston11

            The first few things that come to mind are the death penalty, drugs, and abortion. I am against the death penalty – the Democratic party only seeks to limit it in some cases, but does not oppose it. I am in favor of drug legalization. I am also against late-term abortions, but the democratic party opposes any restrictions at all.

          • BobSF_94117

            I am also against late-term abortions, but the democratic party opposes any restrictions at all.

            Yeah, that’s why so many women have abortions in the 7th and 8th months…

          • boston11

            People really love their straw man arguments…

          • BobSF_94117

            Late term abortions IS A STRAW MAN ARGUMENT.

            If you really think the GOP is just out to stop something that constitutes about 1% of all abortions or that GOP policies would reduce late-term abortions, you’ve been slurping up the kool aid.

          • boston11

            I didn’t say I agree with the GOP on anything.

        • LovesIrony

          They voted for a presidential candidate that wanted to change the constitution to prevent marriage equality. don’t give me not all, they ALLvoted for that bigot

        • LovesIrony

          yeah as long as there are carve outs.

        • uhhuhh

          Yes, but if you put them in a legislature and give them a majority, they hand control of the agenda to bigots and no gay rights bill ever sees the light of day.

          And if you make them a governor or president, they turn over judicial appointments to bigots, and you lose the rights you’ve established under law.

          You don’t get to vote just for the parts of a candidate you agree with. Or just for that candidate and not the party. It’s a package deal, and the package is an all-front attack on our existence.

          • boston11

            Yes, and for some gay people, gay rights isn’t the #1 issue. I couldn’t vote against gay rights, but I don’t see why we should get so angry at people who don’t share the same priority – especially at this point, when we have pretty clearly won the argument.

          • LovesIrony

            oh be happy little fags and not get angry when people deny us equality?

          • Ninja0980

            But we haven’t won employment protections or bans on conversion therapy.

          • joe ho

            lol. you need to read signorile on the dangers of “victory blindness”–pretending we’ve won the war when many battles lie ahead.

            folks like you who apologize for homcons have a bad case of it.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/07/michelangelo-signorile-its-not-over_n_7011832.html

          • uhhuhh

            Did you miss the whole point of my comment that it is an attack on our rights? It’s not consequence-free, so I don’t see why it should be blame-free.

        • Porkie

          Perhaps I am being facetious, but like Mr Guy Benson above?

        • Ninja0980

          Maybe but they are a minority right now and none of them are running for president.

    • LovesIrony

      tony perkins writes their marriage plank of their platform. Tony fucking perkins you know, the hate group leader.

    • D. J.

      Perhaps if they rewrite their party platform there will be cause to enter dialog. Until then, I see nothing discussion worthy.

    • LovesIrony

      isn’t a big deal? really did you just say that? My life is a big deal.

      • boston11

        Republicans are trying to take your life? I didn’t realize they planned to implement the death penalty for gays…

        • LovesIrony

          then you haven’t been paying attention

        • LovesIrony

          my equality under the law is a big deal you stupid apologist

        • LovesIrony

          Republican candidate for the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Scott Esk, who is running in Oklahoma’s 91st District, made a number of posts last summer critical of homosexuality and stating that “we would be totally in the right” to execute gays by stoning them. He stated during the Facebook conversation that while he is a libertarian, and stoning gays to death is kind of against those principles, he feels that it would morally be the right thing to do by God, and that it is a shame that this nation ignores things that are worthy of death.

          • boston11

            Does Guy Benson support Scott Esk? No. Picking out random extremists doesn’t help your point.

          • LovesIrony

            says you, an apologist

        • JCF

          Joe exposes a bigot* who wants to “to implement the death penalty for gays” almost every week! Pay attention already.

          * A bigot who, I GUARANTEE you, pulls the GOP lever in every general election.

    • M Jackson

      Go ahead and continue to reveal here and below how uneducated you are about the LGBT struggle for equal rights, right now, this week.
      But lord knows we wouldn’t want anything to shock or frighten you. So get out of the way.

  • Porkie

    “I think a lot of gay people have felt for generations, obviously, that they have not been treated fairly,”

    FELT ……FELT…….FELT!!!!!

    Well, fuck you, you patronising republican piece of fucking shit. If it weren’t for people like me; being “FELT” out of jobs, FEELING like we have been refused service, and walking down the street when we feel that we can hear the threats, your fucking uptight republican ass would still be stuck in in your fucking well appointed red cedar closet with your extensive collection of Dolce and Gabana hipster slacks…..
    FUCK YOU! you pompus myopic Ass!

    • Prixator

      I bet that felt good to let out!

      I will never understand (or like) gay conservatives. All of their reasoning somehow always leads back to their self-interest – just like the non-gay conservatives! And FU to the rest of us! (That felt good, too)

      • Porkie

        Ain’t that the truth.

  • LonelyLiberal

    Why do they always have the smarmy, dishonest smile I expect to see on a used car salesman?

  • BeaverTales

    We blacks sometimes use a term “buying honorary whiteness” by selling out, becoming less scary to the majority by assimilating, and having money makes the process easier.

    Gays can do the same thing by hanging out with straight folk, butching it up and using your cash to buy friends and favors the rest of us can’t get. Gays can often hide, blacks often can’t…therein lies the biggest difference.

    He’s probably only coming out because someone or something is threatening to expose his hypocrisy.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Crap. There’s puke all over my keyboard now.

  • KaBoomBOX

    In other words, as the house faggot, he’s okay with second class citizenship.

  • John Ruff

    Let’s hope he gets cancer, soon.

    • HadIt

      now, now. Let’s not get spiteful.

      • Octavio

        OK. Then how about, “I hope his butt warts are deep.”

        • Porkie

          (snigger).

        • HadIt

          That works for me.

    • Greg B.

      Don’t wish cancer on anyone. How about just a nasty case of crabs?

    • JCF

      I just hope he gets a conscience (he shows no sign of one thus far).

  • D. J.

    I’m sure he’ll have a wonderful time at CPAC seated between Tony Perkins and Scott Lively discussing their portfolios. Maybe Ralph Reed will be at the table, too.

  • Jessi

    your full of shit. I disagree.

  • Mark

    well fuck you. ya prissy bitch

  • TampaZeke

    Wow, it’s one of those elusive “gay friends” that homophobes are always talking about. I can see why the likes of Perkins, Robertson, Carson, LaBarbara would consider this guy a friend.

  • LarryChemEngr

    How twisted is this guy? He typifies anti-discrimination law as “Let’s get ’em” mentality? He talks about a leftist outrage industry while working for Fox news? He has his head shoved up his ass.

    So, he’s bland on gay rights. That is his prerogative. He certainly comes off as quite a bland individual himself, practically asexual to be honest. Again, that’s just him, so OK. But to push this as a virtue is really barf worthy.

  • Ben in Oakland

    What a little twit!!!

    Little boy, my generation has been putting our asses on the line so that you could do what you want with yours. We were the ones fighting your cronies and fellow travelers to give little twits like you the freedom to come out as gay AND conservative.

    what a little twit!!!!

  • RLK2

    Isn’t all marriage civil? Isn’t that the whole point? NO one is asking non-reaffirming churches to perform same sex marriages. He is very Disingenuous. Probably hates himself a bit.

  • Ginger Snap

    I think he should have added, I like to get BJ’s in public bathrooms and never kiss in public. What a shit bag!!

  • M Jackson

    I’m going to persecute him by not ever reading that book.

    • Secure

      Or buying it 🙂

  • Ninja0980

    If Guy wants to talk about intolerance for opposing viewpoints, I hope he’ll mention Representative Richard Hanna, who will be facing another primary challenge next year for the “crime” of being a Republican who supports gay marriage.

  • Merv99

    Why is the interview with Buzzfeed? You’d think he’d show some loyalty by giving the exclusive first coming out interview to his own Townall, or a similar site like Breitbart or Glenn Beck.

  • KnownDonorDad

    He wants to have his cake martyr and fleece it too.

  • Ginger Snap

    I’m glad that generations of LGBT’s before me put their lives on the line for the freedoms I enjoy. I don’t give a shit, fuck em! That’s what he said sounded like to me.

    • Ninja0980

      That’s exactly what he said.

  • IamM

    Why exactly do we need more carve outs with regard to same-sex marriage than for interracial ones?

  • HZ81

    Shorter Guy: You guys fight for my rights. I’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor while whoring for right-wing dollars. Color me quisling.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Un-fuckable and tiresome.

  • Cuberly

    I’d love to see the certification process for these “small carve-outs” he speaks of.

    Would these businesses be easily identified perhaps? Signage in order?

  • bambinoitaliano

    Go back to the closet!! You do not get to enjoy the freedom at the back of our blood, sweat and tears. Until you unshackle yourself from your own imprisonment only the door shall open for you.

  • rextrek1

    where do these lil’ aholes find someone to phuk’m?

  • Ogre Magi

    he must be a christian

  • Learjet

    DORK

  • bdsmjack

    This dweeb is the gay version of an Uncle Tom –an Auntie Mary?

  • Mister Don

    Speaking of “Not been treated fairly”

  • ZnSD

    And in the comment section of that article the homocons are out in force claiming that lgbt folks aren’t experiencing oppression in 21st century America. I’m still baffled by my gay republican brothers and sisters. But of course they’re almost to the one completely brainwashed by religion.

  • teddy21

    You don’t dominate our attention either ass wipe. Now go back in the closet fuck yourself.

  • Randy

    Just what the world was waiting for, information from conservatives about how the left manipulates voters.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Translation:

    “I got mine, so fuck you”

    • Ninja0980

      Pretty much.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    Is that little entitled parasite a chigger or a tick?

    • skeptical_inquirer

      Bed bug. Blood sucker, almost impossible to get rid of and enjoys hiding in the bedroom.

  • MBear

    Problem is, Guy, that you dont speak for me, or IMO anyone with a credible opinion, but I digest…

    Equal rights are equal rights. You can be fine with your skim milk union, but you dont decide for all of us – all Americans still deserve the same rights and opportunities defined by the constitution and that is precisely the issue. You dont have to partake but if you choose not to partake it is not your right to decide for everyone else.

    Now kindly fuck off.
    oh, and Guy who?

  • Gregory In Seattle

    “Quisling” is a serviceable word that does not used anywhere near as much as it should.

  • It weirds me out that I am a straight woman and am more upset about gay people not bing served or treated fairly than a gay man is. That’s like me being like, “I totally get why women don’t get paid the same as men and I think we’ve gotten a lot of things over the past few years, why keep pushing our luck?”

  • Kissmagrits

    Civil unions were never more than temporary measures and a cursory review of state and federal statutes tells a dramatic story of the differences for a full marriage. In short, it’s a staggering number of domestic rights, privileges and entitlements,

    And there’s the emotional bond that occurs with public declaration of the merging of two lives because when love and commitment are publicly declared and acknowledged, the promises become binding to the benefit of the family unit.

    Anything less than standard marriage is counterfeit and unacceptable.

  • JCF

    “I am a SPECIAL snowflake!” Yeah, we get it: you think your white male privilege will insulate you from all those around you—at your job and “social milieu”— who whisper “[email protected]” under their breath every time you walk past…

    “I think there should be…. narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry”: through your “narrow carve out” is removed the very HEART of civil rights laws. No deal!

  • Toasterlad

    Another hateful, privileged asshole, stepping on the faces of the people who suffered and died to get society to a point where he could be openly self-loathing at a media company that works tirelessly to keep people like him oppressed. If he was on fire, I wouldn’t waste my piss on him.

  • Gene Perry

    A 17-word subtitle? THis boy needs to learn to edit.

  • Schlukitz

    “End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).”

    “Outrage industry”?

    I would love to hear this conservative’s (Benson) side of the debate on the right’s proposal to round-up all LGBT people, criminalize them and execute them, along other horrible suggestions that the right constantly suggest.

    Taking away the rights of others or calling for the death of innocent people are not debateable issue, lunkhead.

  • cleos_mom

    “I think a lot of gay people have felt for generations, obviously, that they have not been treated fairly.”

    Yes, that’s a distinct possibility. It’s also possible — just speculation, mind you — that lynching was an uncomfortable experience.

  • I’ve yet to see a cogent argument for thse “narrow carve-outs” for the wedding industry. What do you suppose the legal argument would be for limiting it to the wedding industry, limiting it to the topic of marriage in general, limiting it to a Christian discomfort with gays (or gay marriage), etc. I’ve tried to get an answer for people who hold this position, but they veer into non sequitur or insults. But how would a company who serves for other events (dinner, parties, *dates*) be legally different from those who serve for weddings? Think a “religious” business owner against gay marriage isn’t also against gay dating?