"If I never again had to read or write a word about homosexuals, I would be very happy. I really don't want to know what other people do in their bedrooms. But these days they really, really want us all to know. And, more important, they insist that we approve. No longer are we allowed to keep our thoughts to ourselves, while being polite and kind," - Peter Hitchens.

I'm not well-versed in the details of the case Hitchens cites. And it may well be that the family he refers to - grandparents who were passed over by the state in favor of a gay couple in taking care of their drug-abusing daughter's child - were poorly treated. But the fact that this occasions a blizzard of homophobia says much more about Hitchens than it does about p.c. government. Sometimes, you realize: oh, yes; they do despise us, and keep it under wraps because they want to be "kind".

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