I’ve never understood how someone could be proud of being gay. How can one be proud of something one didn’t work for?
Well, okay. “Respond” is putting it strongly. Peter Boghossian has, airquotes, “responded” to the criticism of his comment about gay pride. On Twitter and Facebook, he’s said (among a few other similar things):
Questioning that one can be proud to be gay is a leftist blasphemy. #justbornthatway
I’m looking for an entirely new group of ideologues to enrage. What word should I disambiguate next?
It’s hard not to notice that Boghossian isn’t actually responding to the criticism. A lot of smart, thoughtful people have explained in some detail exactly why what he said was both mistaken and harmful (here’s my response), and his response is essentially, “Yeah, well, you’re poopyheads.”