Those who remember how quickly the leftists drove conservative blogger Ben Domenech out of the Washington Post blogging corps after three days (with no conservative replacement) should know that the liberal cast of bloggers remain untouched (and perhaps, in some cases, unread). I've been tipped to one Emil Steiner today, taking off after Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy for supporting a marriage-protection bill in Illinois. This, to Steiner, makes him akin to the religious folks who brought 9/11, not to mention foolish religious advocates of "racial purity, ethnic cleansing, and drinking the Kool Aid." Most importantly, Steiner thought Dungy's position showed him to be a traitor to his race:
Though Dungy's position may not constitute "gay-bashing" per se, it certainly implies that homosexual Americans are not entitled to the same rights as heterosexual citizens, much the same way as conservatives have in the past condemned mixed racial marriages in support of "family values." Moreover, the pretext of acting on "the Lord's behalf" has for millennia been used by some as an excuse for the most unholy acts, among them 9/11. Though supporters of Dungy are quick to point out he is only "exercising his First Amendment right," so too, then, are those who advocate for racial purity, ethnic cleansing and drinking the Kool Aid.
The bottom line is that by disenfranchising a group of citizens because of his religion, Dungy is essentially placing the values of church above the rights of the State. Even though he is entitled to that opinion of inequality, the government is not entitled to act upon it. And while, as some have said, Tony Dungy's Super Bowl triumph illustrated how black people are capable of anything white people are, his comments seemingly reinforce that discrimination is among those capacities.