I commented on this over at TPM (Yglesias), but I’m in a saucy mood so I will elaborate on the point here.Matt considers the assertion by a Sunni cleric that "lesbianism is not as bad as homosexuality, in practical terms."
Echoing many others, I can observe that it would be interesting to see the cleric’s field notes on that one. But set it aside. The more general point is that his attitude, whatever its merit, has been pretty much conventional wisdom in the
On a parallel path, it is said that lesbian content offers attractive opportunities for the porn industry, because some women will watch it, and men will watch anything. Lesbian prison flics count as a genre all their own.
So the cleric doesn't need to worry about taking that people-to-people visit to Omaha. He'll feel right at home.