Monday, October 15, 2007
Don't be fooled
Unless you've been on the receiving end of religiously-based, anti-gay rhetoric, it might be difficult to see to Cheryl Haskins's views as "extreme." Her organization's messages are fairly mild-mannered, and she's obviously a very intelligent person; she's not about to say something virulently anti-gay, as that would destroy her credibility. In my estimation, though, anyone who devotes their career to opposing gay marriage -- and domestic partnership benefits -- lives far outside of the mainstream, at least here in the Puget Sound area. The real question isn't whether Cheryl Haskins is anti-gay, it's whether she's an appropriate candidate for a non-partisan office.