An article written by Adam Levine, a writer for the Federalist and the son of a Democratic congressman, claimed in an article this week that it was harder to come out as a Republican than it was to come out gay.
“I am not a sex offender. But a number of my friends no longer have time to see me,” declared Levine in the article. “Lifelong acquaintances now regard me with fear and distrust. I have been unfriended en masse on social media and excoriated by friends who deign to remain. And I have been singly excluded from social gatherings when the rest of my family was invited.”
“No, I am not a sex offender. I am something even worse than that. I am a Donald Trump supporter,” he proclaimed. “I was raised in a liberal Jewish family in Washington DC, where my dad served as a Democratic congressman for Los Angeles. Accordingly, I was indoctrinated with all of the correct values and views.” Adam’s father, Mel Levine, served in Congress from 1983 to 1993.
Levine claimed that growing up, he “learned the black national anthem before I knew the ‘Star Spangled Banner’,” and when he “came out” as gay to his family at the age of 20, they “were duly overjoyed.”
When he came out as a Republican, however, his life quickly changed.
Which got me thinking. I have gay friends, but are they conservatives or liberal? After a few minutes of thinking I realized they are all conservative. Any liberal gay friends I had left me long ago when they knew my outlook on life or realized I wasn’t going to give them money because they had a heart beat.
I have a gay niece that the last time I talk to her months ago, the first question out of her mouth wasn’t “how have you been” but “I need money.” When I said “no,” that was it. I haven’t heard from her since.
I had straight friends that won’t talk to me because of my attitude towards any gay movement. I personally don’t care who you love in life, I think it’s great you have somebody in your life. But your not going to push your decision of what is right or wrong on me as my choice in life. If you do, I’ll fight back.
My heart goes out to Mr. Levine. As a straight conservative guy, I do understand what you are going through. Maybe people will someday understand what MLK meant when he said:
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.