Michael Lucas: A Gay Man For Israel

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He is the host of Frontpage’s television show, The Glazov Gang, and he can be reached at jamieglazov11@gmail.com. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.


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Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Michael Lucas, the most mainstreamed, provocative, and controversial figure in gay adult entertainment today. A writer for the gay newsmagazine The Advocate, he describes himself as “a stranger among friends as I am a well-known gay man who is not on the Left, so I disappoint a lot of my fans.” Visit his site at MichaelLucas.com.

FP: Michael Lucas, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about your experience as a gay man and yet not being part of the Left — the reasons for that and also the consequences of it.

But first I would like to talk to you about your background a bit.

You were born in Moscow in March of 1972. Can you share what it was like growing up gay and Jewish in the Soviet Union.

Lucas: It was difficult to be Jewish and a curse to be gay growing up in Russia. I was very quick to embrace my Jewishness and become very proud of it. When I was little and going to school, problems with my being Jewish were my first encounters with discrimination. This was a fact I couldn’t hide since it was written in the school journal. Jewish was considered a nationality, like Ukrainian or Georgian, and we were categorized by our ethnic backgrounds. There weren’t many Jews in my class at school, so my problems came mainly from kids and not teachers. Teachers tried to be politically correct while children, who came out of anti-Semitic households, did not.

Teachers did not teach them anti-Semitism. Though you may feel it from them, it was not in your face. Kids, however, will overhear things at home that are not politically correct and bring that anti-Semitism to school. From my family I learned about Jewish history and became very proud of my heritage. I actually learned about Israel’s fight and strength through the Russian media’s anti-Israeli propaganda. I understood that this was about my people and felt both pride in and worry for Israel. The knowledge that there is a Jewish country was very comforting. I worry and care for Israel today as much as when I was a boy growing up in Russia.

As for being gay, it was much more complicated and difficult to come to terms with and embrace. As we know today, sexuality is genetic and not a choice. Gays in Russia are proof of this since while growing up we didn’t know anything about gays. It was not possible to be influenced by homosexuality since everyone around me, everything I saw and heard in the media and on the streets was heterosexual. I couldn’t understand what was happening with me. I understood that I was different from others because I was not a man’s man and had different interests than the other guys. Neither my classmates nor I knew that I was gay, but we just instinctively knew that I was not one of them.

Somewhere between the ages of 12 and 14 I realized that I wasn’t interested in girls, but rather in guys, and I found out that this attraction was called homosexuality, which was a perversion that can result in years of jail time. I thought that I was a freak and so I didn’t act on my desires. It was a total nightmare to feel this way about myself and there was no one to talk about it with. I remained chaste until the age of 18. I actually found relief when I read in a Soviet newspaper that the West is destroying itself, in part, because of its embrace of homosexuality. This was in the 80’s, so this was a gross exaggeration, but it finally showed me that I was not alone. I gathered from the article that homosexuals were common and it was the best thing that could happen to me. It’s ironic that from this negative, hateful propaganda I came to embrace and found comfort in both my Jewish heritage and my homosexuality.

I embraced my sexual orientation at that point and psychologically everything became so much easier. That is when I decided that I wanted to leave the country. My parents wanted me to go to law school after university, so that’s what I did, but I left immediately after graduation in the end of 1994. I moved to Europe and spent two years living in Germany and France and in 1997 I came to America.

FP: Can you share some instances of anti-Semitism you experienced as a young person in Russia? Why do you think there is such strong anti-Semitism in Russia?

Lucas: My parents were never able to get good jobs, though they were qualified professionals. My mother was a major in Russian literature and my father was an engineer. It was difficult for a Jew to get into, stay in and graduate from a university with good grades, but both of my parents did, which in itself is a big accomplishment for Jews in Russia. My mother spoke perfect English and French, and in the end she could only find work as a regular Russian literature teacher. When you have the last name Bregman, it is impossible to get far in your career.

I personally had a lot of bad experiences being bullied all the time in school. I was bullied by classmates twice as much as other Jews because I was also very different. Looking back, now I know that the difference was my gayness.

You encounter anti-Semitism everywhere in Russia. I remember shortly before I came to the West I went to a gay club and I was talking to a very handsome young guy. When I told him that I was a Jew, he said that he was very surprised because I don’t look like one. Jews in his opinion were ugly, had crooked noses, and hair growing on their backs. So I told him that he would never find out whether I had hair on my back or not because I was not going home with him.

Anti-Semitism is deeply rooted in Russia historically. You know, of course, about the Protocols of Elders of Zion. For centuries in Russian history, it’s been all about Jews being considered to be foreigners and disloyal to Russia. But in the end, it’s all about jealousy. Russians exercise a very primitive form of anti-Semitism. They think that Jews rule the world, or at least want to take over the world, and are cheap. After perestroika, Russians accused Jews of being responsible for revolution and overthrowing democracy. Today Jews are being accused of being thieves because some famous tycoons happen to be Jewish.

FP: Can you expand a bit on what your family taught you about Jewish history and why it made you proud of your heritage? And also expand on the Russian media’s anti-Israeli propaganda. What were its characteristics?

Lucas: My family did not really spend that much time teaching me about Jewish history. I learned mostly because of my own personal curiosity. I was always an independent thinker, and for me, it was easy to make the conclusion that since I’m a Jew, my family and predecessors are persecuted in Russia, and six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, discriminated against, and killed for centuries, it is very important for Jews to have a country of their own and a strong army to protect itself.

We always watched the news about Israeli aggressors waging wars on defenseless neighbors and being called warmongers. There were always the appropriate Jews, usually intelligentsia, being forced to condemn Zionism and the state of Israel. Comedians, ballet dancers, writers, were always a part of anti-Zionist committee.

FP: Can you talk a little bit more about how the hatred of gay people in Russia manifested itself? Perhaps a personal experience or two? In terms of your own personal love life, did you operate in secrecy and fear?

Lucas: The first manifestation was criminal persecution. Gay people were arrested in cruising places, at meeting points and after being reported on as homosexuals. Lots of gays were killed in jail after conviction by prison mates. Then when it was decriminalized, there was hatred in the form of beating people close to gay clubs, homophobic jokes on TV, and homophobic articles.

I myself had to protest a very homophobic professor at university. When he went on a homophobic tirade, I asked him in front of everyone what gay people did to him to make him feel obligated to insult gays during a lecture that had nothing to do with sexuality. Of course, I was called names when I would leave the gay club, but that’s something that everyone was going through. Of course there was a lot of fear. You could not be affectionate to your lover in any public place. You could not hold hands. You still cannot today because Russians will get physically violent. In my opinion, they are a dark and cruel people.

FP: Briefly tell us how you ended up in the United States and the feelings you developed for this country and why.

Lucas: After living in Russia and always feeling like an outcast and then living for 2 years in Europe and not being treated as one of their own by Europeans either, it was amazing to come to New York, where people didn’t care where I was from. They were not suspicious of my Russian background like Europeans. I never encountered anti-Semitism, which I definitely did in both Germany and France. The people were so much more warm and welcoming than in any other country I had lived or visited. I never felt a foreigner, rather Americans made me feel like I was at home. There was such a striking difference to the snobby French and cold Germans.

FP: Expand for us a bit on why you felt like an outcast in your two years in Europe. What were the manifestations of their prejudice toward you and why do you think they acted like this and thought the way they did? What is the Germans’ and French peoples’ problem? What makes America different?

Lucas: Europe is very anti-Semitic and very nationalistic, which is a bit different than in America. One should not confuse patriotism with nationalism. Europeans were very suspicious of me being from Russia and very impatient with my bad German. I felt no encouragement from them. It was not the primitive, Russian form of anti-Semitism, but rather a ridiculous Germanic form. They were obviously taught not to act on their anti-Semitism, but rather to keep their mouths shut. I remember when I would say that I was Jewish, people would reply, “No problem.” I would tell them that I didn’t care whether they had a problem or not. Then they will say, “When I talk to you, I don’t see a Jew, I see Michael.” My response was usually, “Where the hell are you looking?” So the Germans and I were not on great terms. As for the French, I shouldn’t even begin to elaborate. They completely sold themselves to Sons of Allah. If a Muslim steals your wallet, he will claim that he chased you down because you hate Muslims and not because he stole from you.

FP: In 2009, you became a citizen of Israel and in 2010 you denounced your Russian citizenship. Tell us about the reasoning behind both moves.

Lucas: It was difficult to become legal citizen in America, but I did in 2004 and in 2009 I made an aliyah. America and Israel are the only two places where I feel at home. Israel gave me a feeling of comfort and belonging, and I wanted to become a citizen of the country that I considered to be mine. I do live in America. My business is here and I brought my family here in 2001, but I travel to Israel twice a year and I might retire to Israel.

As for Russia, I was ashamed to be a part of such an evil country. I have absolutely no connections to it. It’s a dark and cruel place and I have horrifying memories of it. So it’s only logical that I denounced my citizenship.

FP: As a Russian myself, I am interested in your comment that you are “ashamed to be a part of such an evil country” and that you “have absolutely no connections to it.” You say it’s “a dark and cruel place.”

I am on the same page with you in terms of some of the darkness that resides in the Russian culture. But at the same time, there is so much beauty and warmness in Russia and in so many of its people, the relations between people, the literature, poetry, the richness in the Russian soul. I have suffered quite a bit of pain in my own disconnection with what I love in my homeland and people. Even the tenderness of the Russian language brings tears to my eyes. Do you have any kindred feelings toward any of this or have anything nice to say about Russia or Russians? Or your experience simply made it impossible for you to have any disposition of this kind?

Lucas: I have no idea what the Russian soul is. Don’t get me wrong – I love Russian literature. I love Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekov. But when Russians say that no one can play Chekov like the Russians, this is complete BS. I have seen many different productions of The Seagull. I just saw the British Royal Theater production and it was actually better than the Russian production I saw in the same theater. By the way, because of my mother, I speak Russian much better than the majority of Russians, but I am never nostalgic towards Russia. I was never a masochistic and I am not nostalgic about the place that treated my predecessors and I with such disdain.

I’m not sure I understand what you mean by beauty and warmness in Russia. When I go back, it is not for pleasure, but out of necessity, as I have some relatives there and relatives’ graves that I need to take care of. I clean them and make sure they are not vandalized. But when I am in Russia I feel like that was a different life that didn’t even happen to me. I guess I just blocked it out. Everything seems foreign and I feel uncomfortable and out of place there.

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  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    It would be hard to invent anything more controversial and confusing than this article.

    Perhaps the only statement sounding completely correct and consistent is that

    "Islam comes from the Koran and the Koran is today's Mein Kampf. … I don't think there is such a thing as moderate Islam. … Racism isn't really applicable to Islam, Muslims themselves just invented the word Islamophobia." – Good.

    Then numerous confusions follow.

    "I am a Jewish atheist" – sounds oxymoron by itself.

    It reflects the fact that about 200 year ago so many Jews happened to commit apostasy, that they established de facto a new brand of so called ethnic only Jews. The Jews were reduced to the concept of "ethnic only Jews" by both Bolsheviks and Nazis which resulted in the most tragic catastrophes ever:

    http://www.resonoelusono.com/ApostasyOfJewry.htm

    http://www.resonoelusono.com/ApostasyOfJewryRus.h… (in Russian)

    Cont.

    • generalissimo

      "I am a Jewish atheist" – sounds oxymoron by itself.
      Not so. I think this should be taken in the same stride as Orianna Falaci's claim of being a "Christian Atheist". An atheist, who does not dissavow his ethical heritage. Same here, I consider myself a christian atheist. I have no faith in god but I do recognize the importance of my principles and morals, which I attribute to judeo-christian values; more importantly, I DO know that all religions are not the same! Islam is an anti-human monster that makes christianity look like San Francisco in the 1970's. Speaking of "gayness".

      • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

        What you said about yourself (as a cultural Christian) happened to match exactly this definition (applied to Judaism):

        We call Jews-in-spirit those who consider themselves Jewish because of acknowledging Judaism as the ultimate guide in life. (It is up to this person to decide to which degree he or she practices Judaism, attends synagogue, or even whether the person sincerely believes in God).
        http://www.resonoelusono.com/ApostasyOfJewry.htm

        Those who do not belong to Jews-in-spirit are called Ethnic-only-Jews and they do disavow Judaism and its ethical heritage.

        If somebody uses the unspecified term Jewish, it must mean what it had meant for thousands of years: Jewish-in-spirit. In that sense an expression "Jewish atheist" is oxymoron. To express himself more accurately, Mr. Lucas ought to say something like " being a Jew only by ethnicity, I am an atheist". Indeed, a Jew-in-spirit cannot and must not embrace homosexuality.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    So yes, "atheistic Jews" objectively do exist. Yet this notion undermines the basic meaning of Judaism as a spiritual and philosophical teaching – the foundation of the Western civilization; the teaching being the only source of the very concepts of good, evil, and abominable. And homosexuality in Judaism is clearly called abomination. Some people may be obsessed and suffer from this inclination, yet I do not want to live in the world where homosexuality is "celebrated" and exhibited.

    Although Mr. Lucas doesn't like the statement, yet it is true:

    "The West is destroying itself, in part, because of its embrace of homosexuality."

    And no, it is not proved "as though perverse sexuality is genetic and not a choice"! On the contrary: There exist numerous examples of former homosexuals who have recovered and established healthy families, and there exist Christian organizations and doctors offering help to those who wish to recover – all being vilified by homosexual propaganda.

    And yes, "You should not hold hands" publicly because the moral society maintains some standards of behavior, and does not wish to be spat into face. Keep your abomination in your privacy.

    "You still cannot today because Russians will get physically violent. In my opinion, they are a dark and cruel people." – Russians may be dark in some respects, yet they have preserved some semblance of moral health at least to not celebrate abomination. Russians also invented a cute transparent neologism – liberasts – as a characteristic of the rotten Western minds which lost any moral bearings. For what else may Russians say if anybody comes to Stanford University for lecturing "about safe (perversive) sex" with straight face?…

    It was a bad – actually insulting – idea in this interview to put Jewishness and homosexuality next to each other in the same context, as though all minority statuses were mostly the same.

    And from a conservative magazine I expect maintaining of the language standards rather than promotion of euphemisms ("gay") "recommended" by the new "Politbureau".

    More talk points on the issue are here:
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/Prop8TalkPoints.htm

    • ajnn

      My gosh, why is this all about your ideas about homosexuality ?

      This is the story of a brave man; a man of courage and committment who happens to be gay.

      (PS: I find lots of things confusing. G-d created all of us and homosexuality is incontrovertably genetic. People are born 'gay'. So G-d makes people gay yet we have a problem with their being gay. MAYBE THIS IS ONE OF THOSE CHALLENGES TO US AND OUR FAITH ? )

      • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

        It is NOT about my ideas of homosexuality, but rather about those of Mr. Lucas! I am just commenting on them!

        Although I commend Mr. Lucas for his fight against certain items of the leftist agenda, it however must be done not at the cost of propagation and apologetics for the other items of the leftist agenda (such as "celebration" of homosexuality).

        As to how God creates things we know nothing. Perhaps some steps of the creation occur autonomously, and some effects of the creation process are not pleasing for humans (say illnesses). So we are sad about our illnesses, we try to cope with them, cure them – and definitely not to celebrate. For example, people do not celebrate infertility, or birth defects, or other maladies, attempting to present them as though a variant of "the norm" and a reason for celebration.

    • David

      You may not want to "want to live in the world where homosexuality is "celebrated" and exhibited," Alexander, but in the real world — the one actually created by the real creator — there are actual, living homosexuals who will, uh, exhibit their homosexuality.

      So it seems you are, to use a common phrase, sh*t out of luck.

  • Lady_Dr

    Has Michael Lucas never heard of GOProud (Ann Coulter spoke to them a few years ago which really put the organization on the map) or the Log Cabin Republicans (Gay Jewish Republicans)? Has he never heard the term RINO? For Mr. Lucas benefit, both Geoge Bush and Dr. Rice were RINOS. Bush's father GHW Bush was a real anti-semite, so maybe some of that rubbed off as well.

    Mr. Lucas – some conservatives don't like gays. But the reality is that most conservatives just don't want the gay agenda, but don't really care what you do in the privacy of your homes, clubs, etc. because it is none of our business. I wish you well, but don't treat us as monolithic.

    Finally, I hope that you will realize that the left is largely composed of angry, bitter, stupid and/or ignorant adults trapped in adult bodies. So take heart – and keep up the good work.

    • Steve

      Many conservatives believe homosexuality is unnatural and is a symptom that something went wrong. Why not commit the $$$ to find a cure…..and stop a lot of family and individual misery.

  • David S.

    Thank you for this excellent interview. As a gay person, I can tell you that Mr. Lucas has a lot of support. There is much more support for Israel than is apparent from media coverage. The few activists who focus on the Israel-Palestinian conflict are anti-Israel, and since they have the playing field largely to themselves, that handful of loud activists can create the impression of an anti-Israel sentiment that is grossly exaggerated.__To the conservative readers of Frontpage Mag, I urge you to listen to what Mr. Lucas said about the corrosive effect of the anti-gay posturing by conservatives. Disagreement over certain policies won't push gay Americans into the arms of the Left. But the relentless attacks, the demonization, the endless series of wild statements (i.e., gay marriage would "destroy our civilization"

    • David S.

      the mere presence of openly gay soldiers will "destroy the armed forces"), and the refusal to acknowledge the positive contributions of gay people – all this makes it virtually impossible to embrace the GOP or the conservative movement while keeping one's self-respect. You all are free to oppose the so-called "gay agenda" and to do so with whatever rhetoric you prefer. But you should at least consider whether the hyperbolic attacks regularly directed at your gay countrymen are productive or fair.

  • David S.

    @Mr. Gofen:_I don't know what to say to your deranged rant. I would urge you to take a class in basic English grammar and spelling, and then to purchase a dictionary. When you get that dictionary, look up the term "self-contradiction." As when you insist that there can be no Jewish atheists, then admit that there are, and then acknowledge that Judaism can be a "philosophical teaching." Atheists do not reject philosophy.__As for your quaint views on gay people, I find it both amusing and ironic that you – from the safety and comfort of your home – would opine that gay people are "destroying" our civilization, while at the very moment you typed those words some 66,000 gay Americans were fighting for that civilization in Iraq, Afghanistan, and 100 other places around the world. They don't need a lecture from a soft, indulgent man like you on the threats to Western civilization. In a few months, we will honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11. If not for one of those "abominations" you so despise – one named Mark Bingham – the West's greatest power might well have lost its White House or its Capitol building. What, pray tell, have you done for your civilization?

  • KathleenP

    Fascinating interview; one factor I would point out in the predictable leftism of the gay/lesbian community's "official" spokespeople is the reality of political lesbianism; these are the radical feminists who actively and consciously choose the lesbian lifestyle. It's not a myth; I've known many of these women and usually they're highly educated and fall easily in the role of political advocacy, whether or not their far-left views really reflect the majority views of the gay/lesbian community (I do not believe they do.) In reality most of them don't really like gay men any more than they like straight men (trust me on that, they've admitted as much to me time and again), some of them frankly loathe them and attend only women-only social functions, and are often pretty disdainful of blue-collar lesbians who aren't political and just want to live their lives. They are as humourless, dogmatic and intolerant as the stereotype. Kudoes to Michael Lucas for standing up to these "Queers for Palestine"; I gave up on even trying to engage with them years ago and now just avoid them like bad breath.

  • Chezwick_mac

    "As we know today, sexuality is genetic and not a choice."

    I knew my next door neighbor's older brother was gay before I knew what gay was…he was so frail and effeminate, and wouldn't play guns or sports with us. In my mind, he is the textbook example validating the "genetic" argument. But let's not forget ancient Rome, where homosexuality was a cultural phenomenon and the entire patrician class engaged in it. So, I wary of those on both sides of the argument who insist it is one or the other.

    Finally, Lucas puts the entire onus of the Gays-for-Palestine equation on those evil, dirty Republicans who pushed them into it. I don't buy it for a minute. In my mind, it is identity-politics all the way, no different than feminists, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and others who have been inculcated in victimology…and who now never stray too far from the reservation, regardless of the issue.

  • jbtrevor

    I'd be interested in hearing more about Lucas' view of Conservatives ''hate'' of gays. This has not been my experience. When you believe you are 'hated' it changes the paradigm from which you view everything else…and it sounds as if the 'hate' he believes exists comes from within.
    Also, I'd be interested in the ''genetic'' gayness he's talking about. Doesn't exist as far as I know.

  • Charlotte Bonnie

    As a lesbian I'm not a leftist Kathleen and I'm glad I found Front Page because it completely reflects my views. I'm very well aware of the leftist agenda and their blind ignorant followers and about the feminists you're talking about, I've never heard any but if there are any then what they are doing is actually very offensive to the gay/lesbian community. Normal lesbians are not men haters.

    "As for the French, I shouldn’t even begin to elaborate. They completely sold themselves to Sons of Allah. If a Muslim steals your wallet, he will claim that he chased you down because you hate Muslims and not because he stole from you."

    France and Germany's future seems to be Islam unfortunately. I was born and raised in a muslim country and it didn't take me too long to get away from Islam. There ARE lots of peaceful muslims,my family and friends are quite modern and secular but the less a muslim practices his/her faith and the more secular he/she is the more peaceful he/she is. In numerous forums I was called a "xenophobe, zionist, jew" for pointing about the obvious facts about conservative muslims. I've been called names and received ad hominem attacks. The truth is I'm neither Jewish nor a muslim but a non-religious person who sees things from an objective lens. PC is the biggest enemy of the western culture and I'm really sad to see the European culture is being destroyed by Europeans themselves.

  • Stephen_Brady

    I am a Christian, and no one could be more conservative than me. I don't "hate" homosexuals. The Christ I believe in tells us to love, not to hate.

    I am also a veteran of the Vietnam War. My experience in the jungles of Southeast Asia tell me that it will be a disaster of epic proportions to have homosexuals serving openly in the ranks. In my opinion, doing away with "don't ask, don't tell" is an open attempt to weaken the US military, by this administration.

    • Jet

      What a bunch of crap. Just because you couldn't handle gay people in the Vietnam war (that ended over 35 years ago!) doesn't mean you have any clue about how much more evolved soldiers would handle it now. Different generation. They don't care. You're out of touch.

    • Kirk Marusak

      Can you explain how the United Kingdom, Canada, most European countries, and Israel having openly gay soldiers and yet having openly gay solidiers has not destroyed their militaries? None of the European countries and Canada have been questioned about their ability to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan with openly gay soldiers by our military leadership. There is more danger to our military when any soldier hides being gay than being open about it. That is what Israel found out when they did a study on having an openly gay military, and they have had openly gay soldiers since 1993.

      Did you know that the first U.S. soldier that was injured in Iraq was gay? I ate dinner with him about 2 years ago, and he had both of his legs blown off due to a land mine in Iraq. Yet, Eric Alva loves his country as much as anyone does and wanted to serve his country. His father also served in Vietnam like you.

      • Stephen_Brady

        Let them serve. But also, let them keep it quiet. A soldier that doesn't go on a mission because the LT he slept with the night, before, gave him a pass, is going to drag down the morale of the entire unit.

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      Open homosexuals do not belong to the US army not because their patriotism is questionable, but because their OPEN self declaration and behavior are inacceptable in the condition of the military service: not even mentioning possible and very probable gross abuses which will follow.

  • Mike from Brooklyn

    I am going to stay off the Alexander Gofen mishagas and just say the following about how nutty the gay left is. I remember this becasue I was late to the commputer game so when I finally got one I was computer about 6/24 which is a lot ot time. Back then I actually gave $10 to Andrew Sullivan who was conservative, I could care less about his sexuality. This was before he became a brain dead leftist. He supported Iraq, conservative causes, etc. Then Pres.Bush publically stated he was against gay marriage and Sullivan went over to the dark side. that's all it took to get him there, just ole GW saying he was against gay marriage. I mean Andrew, you are really nuts. Any hopes I could get that $10 back?

  • Zena

    Gad, people, wtf. All beliefs are either genetically influenced by such things as temperament or evolved from one's particular environment in time and place. It takes courage to be an atheist. It is scary but the mystery is exhilarating. Jewish atheists are intellectually curious with the courage to be open minded. Rare indeed!

  • Amused

    Oh Boy !!! A Gay Jewish PORNSTAR ….and he "renounces ….the left " ….lololol…..I feel better already man . Jaime , do you dream up these articles all by yourself ? And look what you did to poor Alex Gofen ! LOL…he may not get over this one . I dont think you should introduce this guy to the newly elected group of Repocons and Teabaggers , they might lynch him . And saying he's now on the right aint gonna save him either .
    I guess the bigger question here is ….WHO CARES ?
    I sense a psychosis developing ….

    • KathleenP

      No Amused, the bigger question is, who cares what you think? Outside your own warped and polarized little mind, there are more alternatives to the brainless, heartless and gutless political left than the Tea Party or the conservative Republicans you so obviously disdain, probably because you think that having a crappy little degree makes you far more intelligent than every single one of them.

  • Fred

    Great interview. I cannot understand antisemitism. How can people dislike Jewish People but worship a Jewish Rabbi named Jesus? Go figure.

  • Kirk Marusak

    There is no truth that any U.S. president, whether Democrat or Republican, has tried to weaken our U.S. military. Actually, military spending has gone up since President Obama has become president. Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican, stated that "compared to China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba, we are spending more than three times what all those nations spend, combined" on our military. "US defense spending almost matches what the entire rest of the world spends." Coburn feels the U.S. needs to reduce its defense spending because the high military spending is not making our country any safer.

    I am a gay man, and I love this country just like you do. You have a right to your own religious and personal beliefs. Sometimes our personal positions do not always hold up to reality. Yet, people often try to keep certain stands despite what they learn.

  • waterwillows

    No one is ever born gay. No more than anyone was born a paedophile. Sexuality is a choice that a person makes.
    Nor is the practice of homosexuality to be considered as one knowing more wisdom than the the Lord. None of us has greater wisdom than the Lord.
    It is the rejection of His decisions that brings far more heartache and trouble than is necessary.

    • Gay not by choice

      I am sorry waterwillows. NO ONE would choose a way of life which is different to be in mainstream society and brings on so much prejudice. No one wakes up one morning and says, "hey, I wanna be gay." You didn't choose to be straight and I didn't choose to become gay. I was born with green eyes, dark hair and I was born gay. I have no patience with people like you.

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      "Gay not by choice" is wrong in his claim as though "NO ONE would choose a way of life which is different to be in mainstream society". If it were this way, prisons would be empty. And with regard to non-punishable activities a lot of people do choose to be not in the main stream also…

      In any case, even if homosexuality happened to be an internal condition for some, say as infertility, it is not a case for exhibition and celebration! Try to cure it or at least keep it inside yourself – instead of aggressively displaying it and trying to remake the entire society to approve and celebrate it!

    • Steve

      the "practice" is a choice….the innate desire a symptom.

  • Lady_Dr

    If you read the biographies of some of Bush, Sr.'s cabinet secretaries I'm sure you will find enough statements to make this clear. I apologize for not having the exact source. I recently moved and disposed of a lot of books or I would be happy to give the quotes to you.

  • Stephen_Brady

    I agree with you. I started the comment … the way I did … because that is what I truly believe. I agree with your last statement, especially. My 6"6" nephew, who is a homosexual, knows that his uncle does not approve, because I've told him I don't, and told him why.

    To the Left, anyone who disagrees with them and their cause-celebres is a "hate-monger", so their comments roll off my back like water off a duck's! However, there is an assumption on the Left, which they aggressively market, that a believing Christian who lives what he believes is actually full of hate. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

  • Rasmus

    So now frontpagemag. cares about the analysis of a prostitute from the pornographic industry. And I thought it was embarrassing to be interested in Susan Serandons political positioning… but apparently one can go so much lower.

  • Guest

    I think there are many fine examples posted here of 'conservative' views that alienate gays.

    Conservatives can't get over their own hangups to the point that they feel the need to alienate gays and in essence ostracize them from the conservative fold and push gays into the liberal camp.

    In doing so, conservative hurt themselves both morally and politically, morally by not demonstrating love which is the central tenet of Christianity and politically by driving voters away from the republican party.

    • Steve

      One loves people in wheelchairs, but doesn't give up any hope for a cure, right?

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    (Replying to Guest and the other similar views).

    There are things more important than making political coalitions with whichever party in order just to bring them in and gain the majority…

    The truth is precious in itself. Just as the sanity and survival of the Judeo-Christian values and the West.

    If some of homosexuals are reasonable enough to understand that their well being is more secured in a Conservative (Judeo-Christian) society than in islamic, they may support the conservative causes in more reasonable ways than by bringing their "values" into a wrong place and forcing these "values" into the other people throats.

    Those of them who wish to help can do it without exhibiting the part of self which must not and will never be approved and celebrated among the conservatives: among the people consistent in their adherence to the Judeo-Christian heritage (and simply to a common sense).

    • Steve

      Good point,…wait until the Muzzies take over Europe, …my guess is the homosexuals won't do quite so well then as they are doing now.

    • Guest

      Well it seems you are the judgmental one who is forcing their values upon others and expecting people to modify their behavior to be accepted by you.

      Let he who is without sin cast the first stone is not just a interpretation of a possible meaning in the scripture it is supposed to be the words of Jesus himself as are his commandment to love each other.

      What value is it for you to love and accept only those things that are 'easy' for you to do so…there is no value.

  • rusyn

    i applaud michael lucas and his courage. i am,however, concerned by what i am reading in the responses to this article. the hate and even psychological imbalance is disturbing and tells me that we have more to worry about than the far left.

  • Steve

    Throughout the culture, especially the youth culture the word "gay" means 'crappy, defective, no good' and has no immediate referent to homosexality. Many of us are offended calling homosexuals "gay".

    • Chiggles

      I miss the day when it meant happy and carefree.

  • Ray

    Jamie great job as always. Michael lots of love and support from the right.

  • michael

    What's next, NAMBLA for YHWH?

    Am I supposed to be enthusiastic about a man whose lifestyle flies in the face of the Creator of both him and Israel?

    Orientation and behavior are not the same. Some of you need to consider that.

  • Jim_C

    So just how many homosexuals does God need to create before the bigots pretending to be people of faith realize they're part of His plan, too?

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