They may scream loudly that gay-bashing actions like the proposed constitutional amendments are not homophobic but they are. Such hatred emerges easily from the same intolerance, bigotry and racism that still infect the roots of the Grand Old Party.Yet they look the other way and practice a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy when one of their own is gay. Back in the early 1980s, Terry Dolan’s National Conservative Political Action Committee was the toast of the right-wing while Dolan’s homosexuality dominated Washington’s whispers and people snickered at the anti-gay stances of the organization. When Dolan died of AIDS, many Republicans publicly professed shock and privately sighed with relief that he was gone.