Tertium Datur

gay Muslim demonstrators

I’m curious to know what the right-wing anti-mosqueteers’ response will be to this proposal (CHT Starchild) to open a gay bar – catering specifically to gay Muslims – next to the non-Ground-Zero non-mosque.

It puts them in a bit of a bind, I should think. Lately, people who’ve never given a damn about the rights of gays before have been invoking Islamic homophobia to justify their own Islamophobia. It’ll be interesting to see whether the conservatives’ newfound concern for gays will extend to a support for this latest effort, i.e., whether their anti-Muslim bigotry will be strong enough to overwhelm their usual anti-gay bigotry.

In other words: will the anti-mosqueteers be willing to pass beyond mere lip service, suppress their gag reflex, and swallow a gay bar? (Sorry.)

I reserve the right, however, to remain skeptical about the claim that the bar will have better music than the Islamic center. But then, I really like Islamic music.

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3 Responses to Tertium Datur

  1. MagnusGodmunsson August 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    If they are coherent, yes, they would allow that.

  2. MBH August 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    I bet a lot of anti-mosqueteer males would love to swallow gay bars as long as no one — like their wives — would find out…

  3. Sergio Méndez August 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    As usuall, I agree with you….except on the music issue. I´ve been one time in a local gay parade, and nothing beats gay music….they got people dancing for kilometers, under the rain….

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