In August, gay advocate David Badash of the New Civil Rights Movement wrote an Op-Ed piece for Change.Org. in which he pointed out the fear which drives GOP members like Ken Blackwell.
Referring to Blackwell's piece entitled, Disaster Looms if GOP Changes Course on Gay Marriage, Badash retorted with some words about recently outed former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman:
Neil Howe and William Strauss, in their epic work, The Fourth Turning, pointed out that, after the Civil War, certain socially progressive movements went underground, and has to wait decades to emerge, and begin again, from scratch. Could this be gay marriage's fate? Or is Badash correct, and will the GOP choose progress over a regress back into the bigotry of the Christian right?