Thanks Mike for a very thorough article. As always, the problem arises because our brains crave simplicity but reality is complex. This problem is compounded when it comes to the issue of male homosexuality by the fact so many Republicans are self-loathing closet homosexuals who, like all such people, imagine that if they are sufficiently anti-gay they will somehow escape their own inner desires. It’s sad, but it’s always been true that the easiest way to spot a repressed homosexual male is to look for those who are most stridently anti-gay.

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