September 30, 2004, here on slacktivist: Burt Gummer speaks
I am convinced that the religous right’s obsession with homosexuality is driven by their fierce joy at being able to condemn something by which most of us aren’t tempted. They can’t preach against pride, envy, gluttony, wrath, greed, sloth or lust for the opposite sex — they’re neck-deep in all of those. But love for people of the same-sex seems like a safer target. So not only do they condemn it as a sin, they blame it for all the ills afflicting our society.