Posted on | April 21, 2014 | 75 Comments
Remember when Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was fired for donating to California’s Prop 8, which prohibited same-sex marriage? Turns out that there were thousands of people who gave as much as or more than Eich gave, and an MSNBC panelist says gay-rights activists are willing to pursue a campaign of scorched-earth retaliation against them:
Here’s a disturbing thing. I did ask some of my gay activist friends, I was like, “Look, here’s a list; 6,500 people gave the same amount that he did or more in California. Should we go down the list and sort of start targeting all these people?” And I asked this facetiously, and people were like, “Let’s do it. Let’s find out where those people live.” It’s all . . . To me, that’s a disturbing level of targeting people.
Read the whole thing at Newsbusters. As I have frequently pointed out lately, a Gallup poll found that only 3.4% of Americans “identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.” All the gay hoopla in media, in schools and in politics involves less than 4% of the population.
The gay tail is wagging the 96% majority dog.
After the reprisals against Prop 8 supporters in 2008, I explained (“Gay Rights, Gay Rage,” The American Spectator, Nov. 17, 2008) how the phenomenon of “rights talk” was causing this bizarre mania. There is no precedent in our Constitution nor in the Anglo-American common law tradition of making gay sex the basis of “rights,” but the fanatical enthusiasm of gay activists — and the dissemination of their propaganda by news media, academia and popular culture — have convinced many people that opposition to this movement can only be explained by hateful prejudice.
When a lie is repeated often enough — especially when those repeating it are esteemed “experts” and popular public figure — anyone who dares to call it a lie is certain to be unpopular. Your right to free speech then becomes your right to remain silent. Unpopular though the truth may be, however, it is still the truth. The truth of this matter is that the legitimate rights of gay people were not being infringed prior to 2003 (when Massachusetts became the first state to recognize same-sex marriage) and the movement that accomplished this revolution is not actually about “rights” anyway.
Glittering generalities — Equality! and Progress! — are invoked to stifle skepticism and thwart logical inquiry as to the motives and methods of the radical movement. You will be denounced as a “hater” if you suggest that all this Equality and Progress are leading to a destination that proverbially awaits at the end of a road paved with good intentions.