It is a question worth pondering – should gay politicians remain in the closet? The problem I have with that is that some voters, generally Republicans, are anti-gay. That is their choice and it is a choice often steeped in religious values. I don’t share that view – but I respect that some people feel that way.
The problem as I see it is one of blatant dishonesty. What is a Democrat, for example, runs for a local office, say a City Council, and he runs a campaign with a conservative theme? Orange County Democrats do that quite often when they run for local offices, thereby fooling Republican voters. Now what if that Democrat is also a closeted homosexual? Isn’t he lying to these (Republican) voters by remaining in the closet? Is that ethical? Continue reading