TroyAthlete saidActions speak louder than words. Until the Kochs stop donating to anti-equality politicians, no gay person or ally interested in freedom and equality for all should take their empty talk seriously.
They are not heroes, they are financiers of the cause of bigotry. When they stop funding efforts to deny freedom to same-sex couples, then they should be reassessed.
The guy has been officially supporting LGBT rights longer than I've been alive. I think demanding that he be monodimensional in his policy considerations is a high hurdle. If anything, he has helped moderate the party on these issues, and continues to do so as he supported the four Republican New York senators who voted for marriage equality.
And as for the anthropogenic global warming issue, I didn't say he was perfect. I don't agree with Koch down the line on every issue. But on many other, critical issues he is out ahead, all the while doing deeply productive work and funding fantastic charities without the PR effort of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
You're the perfect sucker ... must give one hell of a blowjob.
It's funny how those who opposed certain social issues for years are suddenly in support of them.
And don't insult me by saying the Koch's don't push millions of dollars into PR. I know for a fact that Koch's marketing spend far exceeds that of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Do a search on "Koch LGBT" and you'll see exactly how PR works.
Then the truth tends to leak on occasion: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/exposed-koch-brothers-karl-rovetea-party-coming-together-with-anti-gay-groups/politics/2012/08/29/47725
I suppose that's an interpretation. Or you could see that you're playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon here. David Koch gives money to Americans for Prosperity, which is definitely not an anti-gay hate group. In turn, AFP sometimes does events together with CWA, which says some pretty vile stuff but isn't focused on gay people enough to actually be called an anti-gay hate group per se by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But
, the CWA sometimes works with the Family Research Council, which definitely is an anti-gay hate group.
The connection is therefore obvious - David Koch gives money to people, who in turn talk to people, who talk to other people that really don't like teh gays. I have been so blind. Where is my God now, Moses?
I suppose I'm way off when I look at his platform as a libertarian candidate in the 1980s, his own statements now and in 2010 in the New Yorker, and the fact that his counsel for Koch Industries also challenged Prop 8.
Versus your circumstantial horseshit.