Is Perez Hilton a Conservative?

Perez Hilton, the openly gay gossip blogger known for tweeting an "upskirt" photo of Miley Cyrus and taking Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean to task for her opposition to same-sex marriage is actually an "ultraconservative," according to Salon. A post by Mary Elizabeth Williams compares Hilton to such conservatives as James Dobson and The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan, then goes onto say:

like an overly evangelical politician or priest (Hilton, interestingly, is an alum of the Belen Jesuit School), he spends his time obsessing on the sins of others -- but without the mannerly restraint those other guardians of our good behavior are obliged to show. He's closer in spirit to those abortion clinic protesters brandishing posters of fetuses, preferring to stomp around and wave his vivid shows of outrage in our faces. Look at this! Isn't it DISGUSTING? Here, let me get another eyeful. Still HORRIBLE!

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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