To follow-up on the point eloquently made by rude pundit:
What is this world coming to when you can't even rely on the most hate-filled, self-righteous, arrogant fucks this side of John Negroponte to come through for you? The Gannon/Guckert story is a low hanging curve ball right to the inside for the Christian right, yet they refuse to swing. Gay prostitute in the middle of the Christian President's White House?
What is surprising about this is the fact that it seems to weaken the position of the Christian right, in a way. If Jimmy Dobson's followers can't rely on him to beat up on an obvious target, what good is he? Or does God only hate gay liberals? Indeed, the Christian right's incredibly loud silence on this issue shows how in the pocket of the republican party they are. I've never had much reason to doubt that the Christian right sincerely believes the crazy things it says, but now I'm starting to. If they're so up-in-arms about SpongeBob, surely an actual, real, live homosexual in the White House makes them want throw a few brimstones.
The explanation, of course, is found in the article the Rude One links to:
Via e-mail, I asked Aravosis why he thought the Christian right was being silent about the Gannon Affair.
"Because they're hypocrites," he wrote in an e-mail. "They know this scandal is hurting Bush and they put politics ahead of their God. That's how petty and un-Christian they are."
Exactly. The Christian right has become a wholely owned subsidiary of the republican party, not the other way around. A surprising reversal, don't you think? Or not?