I Am Not a Homophobe
Since my blog went live several hours ago, I have received hundreds of emails accusing me of homophobia because I spoke out against the New York Times' announcement that they were going to begin publishing gay marriage notices.
But you're wrong, my enemies. I support gay marriage wholeheartedly, both in theory and practice. In fact, I was briefly involved in a gay marriage in 1997, before I met the actress Rachel Weisz, who just bowled me over. No, I merely object to the fact that the Times is going to ANNOUNCE the marriages. In general, I think marriage should be a private matter, whether you're gay or straight. The Times should not be nosing around in people's personal lives. Howell Raines is raising a generation of careerist snoops.