Friday, July 29, 2011

Be careful what you wish for.

According to an article in today's New York Times, the Detroit car manufacturers are backing stricter fuel-economy requirements. Buried in the article is a key reason why:
In the end, though, Detroit was faced with an undeniable political reality: there was no graceful way to say no to an administration that just two years ago came to its aid financially.
This turn of events offers a lesson for government-worshiping LGBT activists: By accepting government money, we invite government scrutiny. I pointed out the applicability to queer issues in 1994, and Dan Savage did so in 1999 (advisory: somewhat squicky accounts of barebacking).

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