I just stumbled over a very interesting around Sotomayor’s nomination: Top Republican calls Limbaugh, Gingrich comments ‘terrible’. It’s mainly about some GOP senate politicians getting somewhat freaked out by the comments angry old white men (Gingrich and Limbaugh) are making about Sotomayor and try to distance themselves from those comments.
Senate politician Cornyn – after distancing himself from Gingrich and Limbaugh – concludes with the following quote:
“We are all a product of our upbringing and who we are and I think it’s a fact people do have different backgrounds, but I don’t think those background ought to determine what the law is.”
Now wait a second: “law should not be determined by upbringing”. This is interesting! Isn’t the whole anti-gay marriage industry sometimes explicitly and the rest of the times implicitly based on ‘christian beliefs’ and ‘christian upbringing’? But why am I surprised, it’s just another piece in the big bigotry puzzle …