At the Washington Post, homophobia is a job qualification

On Monday, in response to Frank Rich's argument that “in establishment Washington … homophobia is at most a misdemeanor” I noted that at the Washington Post, it is not even a misdemeanor. As it turns out, that was too kind: At the Washington Post, homophobia is a job qualification.

The Post's On Faith microsite, which has long promoted the bigoted rantings of homophobes and Muslim-bashers, and endorsed this hateful rhetoric as the mark of “respectful” dialogue by “distinguished” panelists, has now created a new blog, Religious Right Now for Jordan Sekulow.

Sekulow has previously used his status as an On Faith panelist to approvingly quote biblical references to homosexuality as an “abomination” and “unnatural” and “indecent” and “perversion.” And to attack Islam and endorse loopy claims about Sharia Law coming to Oklahoma.

The Post's announcement of Sekulow's new blog is all the more striking in light of the Post's revelation this morning that fully 70 percent of white evangelicals support allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Jordan Sekulow, whose new blog is supposed to represent the religious right to Post readers (as if that perspective was going unrepresented!) does not.