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The Hypocrisy Non Sequitur

Dennis Prager has an excellent and well-developed article today decrying those on the left who--lacking all civility or, perhaps, intellectual rigor--choose to "out" gay conservatives in order to charge them with (that worst of all liberal sins) hypocrisy. Prager explains not only why the charge of hypocrisy is irrelevant but also what is the object of levying the charge; what the charge is masking; and why it should have absolutely no impact on people of good-will who have the ability to think through to the end of an argument. None of this is to say that the morality of homosexuality cannot or should not be questioned--but there is a big difference between questioning that and smearing a person.

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I usually disagree with Praeger but he’s correct on this one. It would be a more intellectually honest column if he didn’t limit it to the left; but he’s right in principal.

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