Ed’s got a point.
In response, I’d suggest this (from a comment on the original link):
As usual, Ed, you’re right. Somewhere in what passes for his brain, there was probably some form of calculation behind this morning’s hissyfit. And you’re also right in pointing out that it’s not right to give the putative mayor a pass on his ignorance and homophobia by just shrugging it off. And you also make a good point, and one that hadn’t occurred to me, when you argue that the continuing debate over this is, in itself, demeaning and insulting to our LGBT friends.
But it’s not being ignored or shrugged off. Anyone with more than a couple of brain cells has already rebuked him and then pushed him back into the irrelevance from which he’s desperately trying to escape. I just wonder what else is going on, since it’s so clearly a manufactured controversy. Clumsy misdirection isn’t his strong point either.