I also said to A. in feedback that every so often there's a spate of conservatives and/or religious right guys who have corruption and/or addiction scandals and/or get arrested, then admit to having sex with men. "Can we just say we (LGBT folks) don't want them?" I asked. Seriously. "Let them form their own group. They could call it 'self-hating hypocrites,'" I suggested.
A. said, "Well, I don't think we can claim the outed conservative basket cases as our own - after all, they've been working against our interests and that is not the behavior of 'our own.'"
I went out to enjoy the snowdrops, winter honeysuckle and sweet violets. It was in the forties, so I didn't particularly feel like going elsewhere, though I may have to make another grocery store trip. I paid some bills.