by Bruce Bawer
Apropos of the "Islamophobia" discussion, a reader writes:
As for whether or not we should allow immigrants from groups that have anti-gay views, as a gay man I'm fine with it. Their offspring are eventually likely to change their views to fit into the dominant strains of American thought.
Many American gays share this reader's sanguinity. I would suggest they talk to a few gay people in, say, Amsterdam, where gay-bashing has become so rife in recent years that more and more gays are in fact moving to the countryside to escape it. As for the likelihood that immigrants' offspring will become more gay-friendly, take a look at the article by Natasha Fatah that I linked to yesterday.