I do not believe Mr. McGovern is 'evading' anything. His use of the term 'Dark Age Attitude' is more than made clear by his other comments regarding homosexuality. It does not take a rocket scientist to understand that his use of the term was an inference to a time in which the acts themselves were subject to criminal prosecution.
Your response was, "I hope you do not mean not accepting of the lifestyle, for this is an illogical and erroneous mindset in and of itself to label as 'dark age' ". It does not require a Sherlock Holmes to see the direction in which you are going.
Instead of playing word games and using an accusatory tone, why don't you simply state your objections to homosexuality morally, legally or both - and any objections to Mr. McGovern's comments.
I am so f------g tired of hearing people use the word 'evasion' as if it were the 'scarlet letter'. Far too many objectivist use this word outside of its proper context - as a form of pre-emptive ad hominum attack. Mrs. Rand had a term for this tactic, it was called the 'argument from intimidation', unfortunately this tactic is alive and well among many of those that list themselves as her devotees.
I wish to God (no pun intended), that Mrs. Rand had prefaced one of her major works with a warning that accusing someone of 'evasion' is NEVER to be used casually, and without first having an absolutely clear understanding of the persons assertions and the context in which they are making them.
George W. Cordero
PS: Add intrinsicist and subjectivist to that list as well.
(Edited by George W. Cordero on 8/23, 4:49pm)