Many conservatives want people to believe that kids can “catch the gay” from homosexual educators or that gay matrimony will somehow destroy the institution of marriage. Yet these same folks are denying that the violent rhetoric spouted by their ilk has any impact on the behaviors of borderline individuals in our society.
Hypocrisy and selective logic.
There’s also a big difference between putting political figures in crosshairs and Marylin Manson, who never recorded any music urging teenagers to assassinate their fellow students.
Those who point to Tea Party vitriol are criticizing their rhetoric, not embracing the politicization of the argument. We did so before the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, and we’ll continue to do so. Why? Because it’s reprehensible, ignorant and dangerous.