On MSNBC’s “Buchanan and Press” on Monday, FRC’s Ken Connor seemed to be unable to move beyond stereotypes about homosexuals as AIDS-ridden sex workers all dying by age 45.

If the Federal Marriage Amendment’s other supporters were uniformly as crass and stupid as this, it wouldn’t stand a chance.

But they know that public sentiment these days is ruled by fear — of terrorism, the economy, foreigners — and scapegoating over the nation’s ills. That fear can be exploited in many ways.

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