In bed with homophobes: thrashing the left with their own yardstick


AR Devine writes at Areo Magazine:

As a secular liberal atheist I can’t believe that I am about to write an article that is partly in defense of the Democratic Unionist Party, but such is the utter hypocrisy of so many of their critics I feel it is something that needs to be pointed out more often.One of the main criticisms leveled at the Tories, is that the DUP are homophobic because of their fundamentalist Christian views and therefore no decent political party that cherishes equal rights for gay people would be seen in any kind of coalition or do any kind of deal with them in exchange for their support. If political associations with homophobes is the yardstick by which we judge the decency of politicians and political parties, well then a lot of people on the liberal left spectrum are in need of a good thrashing with the very yardstick they beat the Tories with.

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