From an interview with former Christianist ghostwriter Mel White:
I sat down in the airport the other day next to Karl Rove and I didn’t even realize who it was until I looked up and recognized him.
I said to him, “Excuse me, Mr. Rove, but your spears are constantly in my side.”
He said, “What do you mean?”
I said, “Basically these anti-gay shafts that you’re throwing are killing us.”
“I’m not anti-gay,” he said.
“Oh, you and the Tea Party are not anti-gay?” I said.
He said, “I’ve been trying to get them to drop that issue but since they won’t, what can I do? It’s not really an issue anyway.”
I said, “It is an issue and it’s killing my brothers and sisters.”
He said, “I have two out gay men working for me. I like gays. We have gay friends in the family. I’m not against it, but this issue works.” From the horse’s mouth. He’s not even anti-gay and he’s leading a political movement to deny our rights.