According to David Corn, that is what the left has just done. The "list" that Corn wrote about the other day has, according to Corn, been forwarded to organizations on the religious right by "gay people of a non-Republican bent".
Copies of The List (see below) have been sent by gay politicos to a variety of social conservative groups that look to the Republican Party to make their religious right dreams come true. The recipients include the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, the Alliance for Marriage, Concerned Women of America, the Eagle Forum, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Officials at most of these groups have had something to say about homosexuality and gay rights in the wake of the Mark Foley scandal.
What's the point? The senders–gay people of a non-Republican bent–seem to be hoping to set off a civil war within the GOP, to turn the anti-gay social cons against the GOP's Velvet Mafia.
And so the Foley matter is the spark that sets off this whole chain of events. I believe it is a gross overplay of the hand that has been dealt here. I do not think the result will be – even remotely – what the left assumes it will be. They are, I think, victims of their own rhetoric. They have charged for so long that Republicans and Conservatives loathe gays that they really believe it. While there are some who do, they are a minority. Many on the right who oppose gay marriage hold no animosity toward gays on an individual basis. Many religious individuals who hate what they perceive as the sin of homosexuality nonetheless love the sinner.
They just bet their whole house on a pair of deuces. I think they made a bad bet. We'll see.