Monday, December 21, 2015

Rare: Good Journalism


The Atlantic magazine staged an LGBT Summit the other day with the redoubtable Ryan T Anderson as a contributor. The Atlantic -- as in general -- hews to the liberal line on “equality” in sexual matters, but its representative, Mary Louise Kelley, conducted a respectful interview with Anderson, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, in front of a live audience.
It’s 20 minutes long, including three questions from the audience, but compulsory viewing for anyone who wants to get the conversation with the equality movement in this post-Obergefell era right. Anderson is a top scholar who disarms (reasonable) opponents with his genuine tolerance and makes the issues – even for those outside the USA -- crystal clear. 
Note in particular his recent experience of having a hotel in Bermuda cancel a seminar booking at the last minute because he would be speaking against gay marriage, and why he would NOT take the hotel to court over such a thing, even though he has a better case for doing so under anti-discrimination law than the gay couple who sued a 71-year-old florist for declining to bake them a wedding cake.
- See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/liberal-media-outlet-gives-ryan-anderson-a-fair-hearing/17342#sthash.A3AIqAda.dpuf