Gay Marriage As Litmus Test


by Zoe Pollock

Greg at Rhymes With Right applies the Reagan quote above to CPAC's boycott of GOProud:

I disagree with plank #7 of the GOProud statement of principles. But unlike the boycotters, I refuse to make gay marriage the litmus test for conservatives, any more than I would make school choice, support for Israel, or even opposition to legal abortion a litmus test upon which one's inclusion as a conservative will stand or fall, even though those are all positions of importance to me. To do so is to create a conservative political correctness that will be every bit as destructive as the liberal variety, and will ultimately drive away those "80% friends and allies" who Ronald Reagan embraced.

(Hat tip: Gay Patriot)