Why be so surprised to discover someone with progressive integrity on one issue harbors regressive duplicity on another relative issue, as if hypocrisy is a rarity or characteristic anomaly relegated to conservatives? Such a moral two-step is and has been the American way, literally since the inception of America, as a country.
Lest we forget, the same Thomas Jefferson–founding father, dignified statesman, eloquent advocate of civil liberties, and a U.S. president–who wrote “all men are created equal” was also the same Thomas Jefferson who was a slave driving racist rapist that sired progeny with his slave, Sally Hemming. (Whom he didn’t even set free by last will and testament after his death.) Talk about selective progressive(!)?
So, never assume that a white LGBTQ advocate will automatically be on board with anti-racism efforts (they may be racist, too) or that a #BlackLivesMatter supporter will support ‘the [so called] gay agenda,’ even though it was LGBTQ activists–Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi–who started the #BLM movement.
Hell, even the renegade right wing conservative darling of the day, KY clerk Kim Davis, is actually a registered “good Democrat” who opposes [gay] marriage equality, but she’s being criticized by the “God Hates F*gs” Westboro church for being an adulterer herself. It’s a veritable clusterf*ck of selective progressivism and a clear example of how the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend.
Beware of ‘selective progressives.’ Just because they’re down for other causes, doesn’t mean they’ll be down for your cause. #dontBSyourself