There's Method to Andrew Sullivan's Madness

... But conservatives, gays can't figure it out
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2009 8:02 AM CDT
There's Method to Andrew Sullivan's Madness
Arriana Huffington, left, with writer Andrew Sullivan, arrives for Atlantic Magazine's 150th Anniversary celebration in New York on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.   (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)

At age 8, Andrew Sullivan asked his mother if God really was omniscient. Her affirmative reply terrified him: “Then there’s no hope for me, Mum.” Despite his success, conservatives, Catholics, and gay activists might agree—even though he belongs to each of their constituencies, Johann Hari writes in a More Intelligent Life profile of his friend and model-turned-blogger.

“I’ve never really had a place where someone didn’t dispute my right to be there,” says Sullivan. Hari credits him with pioneering blogs and supporting same-sex marriage before many gays. But Sullivan, who’s HIV-positive, finds his legacy in those he’s lost to the virus: “They’re my fuel. I’m a child of the plague, and I will never, never forget that.”
(Read more Andrew Sullivan stories.)

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