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Tammy Bruce Amused by Ryan Sorba Debate Challenge

Tammy Bruce Amused by Ryan Sorba Debate Challenge


Gay conservative Tammy Bruce laughed at the prospect of a debate with Ryan Sorba, which the antigay activist challenged her and blogger Andrew Sullivan to last week. Bruce said Sorba would be better off debating Ted Haggard, Bob Allen, or George Rekers in order to expose the hypocrisy of homophobia.

Last week, in an e-mail exchange with Washington Post reporter David Weigel, Sorba said that he would publicly challenge Bruce and/or Sullivan to a debate. Bruce is the new advisory board chair for gay conservative group GOProud, which Sorba bashed onstage during the Conservative Political Action Conference this year.

Bruce, also a Fox New commentator, then e-mailed Weigel to shoot down the debate idea from Sorba and suggest some enlightening alternatives.

"I was amused by Ryan Sorba's declaration that he would be soon calling for a debate between himself and either me or Andrew Sullivan," said Bruce in part of the message. "I have a better idea -- I would suggest Sorba 'debate' Ted Haggard, Bob Allen or perhaps even George Alan Rekers. I think that might prove more interesting, and would certainly help shed some light on how hypocritical homophobic bigotry has been masquerading as an element of both Christianity and conservatism for far too long. Frankly, I do find it rather odd that homosexuality seems to be more on the minds of certain so-called religious conservatives than it is for most of my gay friends."

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