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By Diogenes (articles ) | May 15, 2004

John Derbyshire spoils Andrew Sullivan's weekend. Again.

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - May. 15, 2004 9:36 PM ET USA

    I'm dedicating some Rosary time this evening to bring Derb kicking and screaming home to Rome.

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2004 6:16 PM ET USA

    I too object to the hijacking of the word "gay". Every now and again I'll answer the question "How are you?" with the reply "Oh! Quite gay at the moment but I'm not sure that something won't come along and make me sad". I'm usually given a queer look when I say that, but then I'm old enough for people to work out that I'm using the word in the sense that I grew up with and then they say something like "It doesn't mean that now". Then we both lament that fact. I wrote a letter against homosexual "marriage" beginning with the words "I believe that every marriage should be gay and if that surprises you, ask yourself what has been done to the word 'gay', then ask yourself what they are trying to do to the word 'marriage'".

  • Posted by: shrink - May. 15, 2004 8:56 AM ET USA

    Thanks D! Too bad stuff like this wasn't written on a regular basis over the last 30 years. A few pieces like this each year in the NY Times OPed (yeah... right...) might have put a different tone on the debate. Still, Derbyshire is too sanguine about the possibility of a turn around. The gay life-style encourages systemic intemperance in heterosexuals too, (re: Dreher's article on sex toys for housewives) making it all the more difficult to justify homophobia to one's own way of thinking.

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