Have you noticed that “tolerance” these days is a one way street. Basically it means we all have to like and celebrate whatever gets crammed down our throat and in return we get to be mocked hated and ridiculed.
As Exhibit A, take the way Miss California was treated during and after the recent Miss U.S.A. pageant when she expressed her belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Andrew Breitbart says it was a set up.
At the point in the pageant when the young lovelies are asked questions by those who pick the winners, the flamboyantly gay man (who by day pries into the private lives of stars and scrawls human DNA-spewing phalli under the faces of those he doesn’t like) asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, whether she approved of gay marriage.
It was a setup.
Miss Prejean is a student at San Diego Christian College – the kind of place activist gay leftists are at war with, where Christians preach what they practice.
Andrew has also noticed how the activists are selective in the targets for their concerted outrage.
On display at the Miss USA event was the activist left’s pageant of selective bullying, a concerted strategy to go after low-hanging fruit like Mormons. But the left leaves off its hit list members in good standing of its normal coalition – its “rainbow” coalition. In California, one of the gayest places on the map, blacks and Hispanics – who disproportionately disapprove of same-sex marriage – get a stunning pass from outraged proponents of gay marriage.
Since 9/11, the highly organized gay left has also been deafeningly silent on Islam’s anti-modern approach to homosexuality – let alone same-sex unions. The mullahs in Iran somehow get a major pass while the director of the California Musical Theatre in Sacramento is targeted for ruin. This contradiction is not subtle. Indeed, it’s obvious and pathetic
and Andrew wonders if this approach will have success for the homosexual community.
I fear the vicious and hypocritical path that the activist gay left is headed on will eventually be met with a backlash. If it already hasn’t. Activism goes both ways and somehow the majority has a way of having its say. Unless the gay community polices itself better and registers its displeasure against these pitiful and selective acts of political retribution, many tolerant Americans who hold the same beliefs on marriage as Mr. Obama and the Dalai Lama are going to begin to register their displeasure at the voting booth and through consumer boycotts against those who employ or support the thuggish tactics of Perez Hilton and his ilk.
our response to these kinds of tactics from the likes of Perez Hilton is obvious. But I wonder if the contradictions inherent in their approach will ever catch up with them in the larger population. I doubt it.