It is always a mistake to assume a group of one kind or another is completely uniform in experience, thought, opinion, and action. So-called right wingers do not march in lock step, and neither do homosexuals. There are conservative, liberal, radical, and libertarian homosexuals as well as religious and atheistic homosexuals.
The trouble comes when extremists of any kind take control of the means of communication and foment violence.
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Such is the case with radical homosexuals, what moderate homosexuals call the Gay Gestopo. Fortunately, more and more homosexual voices are condemning the violence being perpetrated by radical extremists in the homosexual movement.
Most recently, homosexual activist and writer Andrew Sullivan spoke out, criticizing homosexual bullies forcing the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Eich donated $1,000 years ago in support of the California initiative (Proposition 8) defining marriage in the traditional way. For this, he was vilified by homosexual activists recently, resulting in his resignation.
Sullivan said of these developments: “The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.”
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No sooner had the vigilantes mopped up after spilling Eich’s blood, they then launched a blanket campaign to ‘purge all bigots.’
Excerpt: For Slate, the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich simply isn’t enough. On Friday, the liberal publication called for a “purge” of anyone who supports traditional marriage and says those who donated to the campaign for Proposition 8 must be fired from their jobs.
The last century is filled with examples of wild-eyed ideologues giving themselves permission to purge undesireables from their midst. It appears we’ve learned little, allowing this stupidity to continue. Homosexual commentators agree.
Writing on Feb. 28, Tammy Bruce cited the failure of an Arizona bill designed to protect the rights of people of faith, a failure driven by radicals using smear tactics and threats against an entire state:
“This bill, like others across the country, was thought necessary because of the emergence of business, large and small, being attacked by the gay left for either espousing Christian values or acting on their Christian faith. Ranging from a bakery to a photographer, individuals were being sued for refusing to violate their religious beliefs.
“Horribly, the gay civil rights movement has morphed into a Gay Gestapo. Its ranks will now do the punishing of those who dare to be different or dissent from the approved leftist dogma.”
Bruce is not alone in condemning this tyranny by the Left, then defending the rights of traditionalists.
When Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, in a magazine interview, articulated his faith in light of homosexual practice, he was suspended from production by A&E; and he was crucified a homophobic bigot. Professor and writer Camille Paglia, a self-described lesbian feminist libertarian, had pointed words on this occasion, published in December:
“To express yourself in a magazine in an interview — this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist . . . I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility. . . This is not the mark of a true intellectual life.”
Still another voice of reason from within the homosexual community comes from Masha Gessen, author and LGBT activist. Speaking almost two years ago, she stated: “it’s a no-brainer that gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry.” Then she said, “I also think equally it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.” Ultimately, she says, it’s about destroying marriage.
“(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist.”
Curiously, her remarks align with various traditional voices who’ve long claimed the real agenda is the destruction of marriage, the nuclear family, and Christianity.
Christians in Germany know all about it. Parents gathering last week to protest pro-homosexual teaching in schools were met with violence and pelted with human feces.
One line from the report is especially telling.
“Homofacists ruined concerned parents right to peacefully demonstrate. Ironically labeling themselves the ‘Anti-Fascist Action’ they prove themselves to be as fascist as any militant thugs on the planet. Ripping Bibles, hurling them at Christians, and soiling them with human waste . . . “
My question: if Christians are wrong, ineffectual, ignorant, and homophobic, why pay them any mind (unless, of course, the aim is attack and destroy)?
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