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The Gay Rights Revenge Movement?

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.



75 Responses to “The Gay Rights Revenge Movement?”

  1. Cal Quelus
    April 21st, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    Lose your religion, lose your country. It’s that simple, really.

    For historical insight into a similar phenomenon, read through Solzhenitsyn’s work on the subject:

    If you look at the history of this country, the first ideological shots against our Christian heritage were fired by none other than Louis Brandeis.

  2. K-Bob
    April 21st, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

    Lawsuit abuse has driven a ton of companies to fall all over themselves to show deference to people they don’t even want to hire. They know people with screwed-up priorities rarely make good workers. (Yes, there are exceptions, especially in lab areas where people just tend to their days worth of tests or repairs.) But usually they are horrible workers, filled with expectations of entitlements, special considerations, and no ability to get along with co-workers. (Again, there are obviously exceptions.)

    Then it takes a team of lawyers six years, and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to fire them. Building the case against these screwups nearly ruins any manager who has the misfortune to inherit that employee. Then after successfully firing them, they ALWAYS sue the company, which settles out of court, often for another year’s pay.

    Surprisingly (I guess), it turns out that really screwed-up people are not an asset to any business.

  3. K-Bob
    April 21st, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    Big difference between “toleration” and “support.”

    Despite the constant lies by the left, most Conservatives are far more tolerant of a gay person in their midst than a bunch of leftists are when they discover a conservative in their midst.

    Most people don’t give a rat’s ass about homosexuals.

  4. K-Bob
    April 21st, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

    Especially when we keep seeing that a remarkable percent of the “gay bashing” stories turn out to not be “gay bashing” at all.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    April 21st, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    Listen, Jew-Hater, don’t you dare mention Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s name in support of your vile lies. He was a brave and courageous man; you are noting but a slimy worm.

  6. trangbang68
    April 21st, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    Say that again David, I can’t hear you with that sausage in your mouth

  7. Wombat_socho
    April 21st, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    You’re done here, JayBelle. Go peddle your anti-semitic twaddle somewhere else.

  8. Zohydro
    April 21st, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    Ave, Wombaticus!

  9. Quartermaster
    April 21st, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    Kweers and H8 are pretty much on the same page. They know they’re warped and are full of anger because of it.

  10. Quartermaster
    April 21st, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    I read the link he posted, as well as a lot of other stuff from Solzhenitsyn. He may have been a courageous man, but I think you’ll find he’d get banned right along with Cal Quelus. You’ve overreacted as you did with Paul Lemmon.

  11. Bob Belvedere
    April 21st, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    Ave, indeed.

  12. Bob Belvedere
    April 21st, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

    -Overreacted to being lied to and deceived?

    -Do you agree with ‘Cal Quelus’s’ [aka: ‘Socialism Is Evil’, aka etc.] Anti-Semitism?

  13. Zohydro
    April 21st, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

    “Socialism: Organized Evil”, “Esther Williams”…

  14. News of the Week (April 21st, 2014) | The Political Hat
    April 21st, 2014 @ 11:12 pm

    […] The Gay Rights Revenge Movement? 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 […]

  15. Bob Belvedere
    April 21st, 2014 @ 11:32 pm

    Thanks be to Evi.

  16. Adjoran
    April 22nd, 2014 @ 1:15 am

    That detail was suppressed for many years, and finally made public by a gay writer who wrote a book about the case.

  17. Adjoran
    April 22nd, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Funny how polls meant nothing when they opposed your side, but suddenly they are important.

  18. Adjoran
    April 22nd, 2014 @ 1:23 am

    Whereas a generation ago companies did background checks mainly to find criminal records, now they look for lawsuits and insurance claims filed as well. Hiring someone who has filed previous suits, discrimination complaints, Workmen’s Comp or insurance claims is just asking for more of the same.

  19. Quartermaster
    April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    You’re changing the subject. However, socialism is evil. based on what you have posted in the past, you agree with that yourself. As for anti-semitism, ever read the Old Testament? Or the Gospels? Pointing out that people like Dees, Potok, Weinstein and Brandeis attacked Christianity is hardly anti-semitism.

    And yes you over-reacted to Paul Lemmon. Badly, in fact.

  20. RS
    April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    The problem isn’t pointing to an individual’s words; the problem is attributing those words to some sort of Jewish Cabal. That was “Cal” and his/her various incarnations’ modus operandi, perpetrated with varying degrees of subtlety. “Cal’s” invocation of conservative truths was always done in furtherance of fomenting Jew-hatred. His/her “Christianity” seems to be wrapped up in the classically virulent “substitution theology”.

  21. Bob Belvedere
    April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    For those who are interested, here is my side of the Lemmon situation:

  22. K-Bob
    April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

    Yep. The only way around it is to make everyone an independent contractor, running their own business and negotiating their own fees. When a contractor’s work “dries up,” they need to figure out why, and do something about it.

    When I left the corporate programming dodge many years ago, I swore I’d never take another company position. I always do work for hire as a contractor. That way when I leave, it’s only a minor hardship for them, and when they stop giving me work it’s only a minor hardship for me. Everybody’s happy.

  23. Quartermaster
    April 23rd, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    And you accomplished exactly nothing with that. Funny thing is I noticed some markers in RMND and asked directly who he was in email. I could go further but won’t.

  24. Quartermaster
    April 23rd, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    What I saw here was regardless of what was said was it anti-Semitic. You people were simply being silly.

  25. Jeanette Victoria
    April 24th, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    The most dangerous thing to a homosexual is another homosexual. that is a #FACT!

    Rates of violence against homosexuals are the highest within
    the homosexual community, lesbian couples being the highest