CNN’s recent Equality Town Hall was an earthquake—morally, politically, and culturally.
In case you missed it: When Beto O’Rourke was asked if he would strip the tax exemption from religious organizations that hold what he considers to be the wrong view of marriage, he responded with an unequivocal and unconditional “yes.”
Shortly after that, Beto O’Rourke then tweeted his own statement, making clear he was proud of it.
Some on the left were extremely troubled, not because they disagreed with him, but because he let the cat out of the bag.
Michael McGough, senior editorial writer for The Los Angeles Times, ran a piece with the headline, “Beto O’Rourke’s ‘church tax’ idea plays into conservative paranoia about same-sex marriage.”
Conservative evangelicals are now called “paranoid” for listening to the words actually spoken by those who are running for president, and being concerned about those words.
That’s not paranoia.
That’s called reality.