Guy Benson is a Fox News contributor who identifies as gay, Christian and as a conservative. He’s going viral in a video for Prager University in which he talks about his experience being all three.
“When it comes to my political beliefs, my orientation is only one part of the story. It’s not the totality of who I am,” Benson says. “Some unimaginative leftists like to believe this qualifies me as a self-hating gay person. This is so boring.”
Benson asserts that people are sorted far too much by their gender, skin color, sexual orientation or other characteristics that have nothing to do with their ideas or values.
“To be candid, in my day-to-day life and work, I spend a lot more time thinking and writing about the failures of Obamacare, for example, than I do about ‘LGBT issues,’ whatever that term might mean on any given day,” Guy Benson says.
Benson wants LGBT and minority conservatives to know they’re not alone. “There are millions of us out there, and it’s up to each of us to decide what our political priorities are and who we are as people,” he says.
Many comments on the YouTube clip bash Guy Benson for asserting that he’s both Christian and gay, with many of those comments coming from the Christian side. While Benson says LGBT people have trouble accepting gay conservatives — which may be true — it seems Christians also have trouble accepting him.
One person writes, “I’m sorry, you can’t be gay and a Christian. Unless it’s another Christ, not the one in the scriptures. Nevertheless, I respect you as a person and hold no prejudice against you.”
Another adds, “The Bible is VERY clear about this subject (Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, just to name a few). Homosexuality is indeed a sin, and anyone who says otherwise is trying to twist the Bible to make it say what they want it to say.”