Do Conservatives Really Care That Much About Gays?The other day, Randy Thomas told me that, "in reality, conservatives think about [gay activists] very very little." I will admit that sometimes the gay media and some gay political groups make it look like conservatives are only out to get gays. But, to take the opposite road and say that conservatives spend very very little time thinking about gays activists also seems a bit much. To me, it is pretty apparent that conservatives do spend a good amount of times on gay issues. Maybe not activists per se, but the issue of homosexuality is certainly one of the more prominent ones.
So, I did my own little survey. On the post where Randy talked about how little time conservatives spend on gays, he also linked to a radio brodcast (I think, maybe it was just an online audio broadcast) of Focus on the Family (one of the nation's largets conservative groups) where he would be speaking about gays, strangely enough. So, I did a little survey myself of this audio broadcast by day. I went back for one week from Wed, 4/6 to Fri, 3/25 and counted the number of days in which homosexuality or gays was mentioned as a topic on any of the days. You can try the little experiment yourself here.
After the survey, guess what I found. Of the 8 days I looked at basically randomly, 4 of them mentioned homosexuality as a topic at least once and 4 of them did not. That doesn't really sound like "very very little" time to me.
As a little extra, I just went on the site to link it up, and today's topics list homosexuality twice as a point of discussion. Very, very little? I guess it depends on what the definition of "very very" is.