Earlier this week, Senator Santorum (R., PA) stood by comments he made on a Catholic website
in 2002 when he said:
'It is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal.
In a brief interview with the Boston Globe on Tuesday, Santorum reiterated his view that the 'basic liberal attitude" in Boston fostered an environment where sexual abuse of children could occur. Many slammed him
for politicizing a scandal that has touched many across the country - way beyond the borders of Massachusetts.
Separate, but of great importance to one who waves a flag of "traditional family values" and repeated homophobic rhetoric, how does Senator Santorum
"square the fact" that his "mouthpiece" to the world (Director of Communications, Robert Traynham
) came out as a gay man
posted by ericb
on Jul 14, 2005 -
Boston Herald sports reporter outs himself
in print and asks why people in the world of sports still have to hide. Frankly, I'm out because I can't come up with a single logical reason why I should have denied myself the right to live and work as openly and freely as everyone else. Nor should anyone find a reason why an openly gay athlete should be denied the right to play a team sport without fear of becoming a target of prejudice or physical harm.
for more info on the subject, and an interesting pro and con
on whether gay baseball players should come out.
posted by amberglow
on Sep 30, 2003 -
Boston Boy Scouts allow gay leaders
I have many friends who were Eagle Scouts. They all say that there were many openly gay scouts during their time. This whole issue strikes me as purely technical.
What do other Scouts at Metafilter think?
posted by awcole72
on Aug 1, 2001 -