Wouldn’t you much rather be Neil Patrick Harris than Ted Haggard just now? In other words, wouldn’t you rather be a content gay man living life to the fullest, than a closeted gay hypocrite living lies to the fullest? Especially since lies are so frequently found out.
That’s the fallacy social conservatives miss. In a culture that allows gay people room to be gay people, there is no need of lies. In a culture that does not â€” i.e., theirs â€” lies are rampant. And that’s unfortunate, not simply for the person in question, but for all the people in his or her life.