Just one day after a new Gallup poll was released that shows the majority of America describing big government as the biggest threat to our country; the left has concocted yet another “war on” in an attempt to distract us as we head into a midterm election year.
It goes without saying that the average C4P contributor despises identity politics. And even though we come from diverse backgrounds, most of us don’t engage in such efforts to dissuade from the big picture of Washington corruption or disasters like ObamaCare that are crippling Americans who continue to lose their coverage and suffer as their hours get cut at their jobs.
Sometimes though when something so obvious occurs, those of us who are independent-minded who happen to fall into these victim-focused categories that the left uses as vehicles to distract, we have to speak up, and that is why I am doing so today.
Aside from the fact that I know I’m not the only gay supporter of Governor Palin’s, I also know many African Americans, Hispanics, and women who support her along with the Tea Party. We understand the distractions used by the left because we witness it every time an election rolls around when the people finally have a chance to respond to failed big government policies. The bully tactics used by organizations like GLAAD to silence any free speech that doesn’t fall 100% within their way of thinking is just one type of those kinds of distractions.
Most of us understand that philosophical differences will arise, but we also understand the importance of being able to use those differences as a jumping board for discussions. What organizations like GLAAD seek to do is to silence those differences out of fear that they or others who follow them might actually learn from the experience.
Instead of properly compartmentalizing issues to create opportunity for meaningful discussion, they seek to compartmentalize freedom and twist it to serve only them, their special interests, and the corrupt big government politicians they help along the way.
In a discussion that Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’ had with GQ Magazine on the topic of homosexuality, he gave his constitutionally-protected opinion which is fairly supported by the Christian doctrine he follows – the same doctrine that 50 of the 55 men who created our nation’s founding documents professed in the 1700’s. After giving his opinion, he offered the following:
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” Robertson told GQ. “We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus – whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later.”
As a Christian man, he’s correct. He interprets sin as he knows it to be but ultimately concedes that only God has the power to sort out what He deems to be righteous. Our relationships with God are personal for a reason. We’re all sinners. And He will deal with all of us eventually and I personally believe He understands the struggles each of us face and knows more than any of us that nobody is immune from them.
But Robertson’s concession of such wasn’t enough for GLAAD. The organization’s representative on this particular matter called the comments of Robertson “vile” and of course he moved immediately to censorship and bullying instead of using the opportunity for productive discussion:
He [Robertson] clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans — and Americans — who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors, who now need to re-examine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”
As a result of GLAAD’s desire for censorship, sadly, A&E caved to the bullying activist group and sided with special interests who win by censorship and terrorism, not by debate.
The “activist” group did the same thing to Dr. Laura Schlessinger in 2000.
Back in 1998, Schlessinger said that if you were gay or lesbian, it was a “biological error” that inhibited one from acting out in a loving way to a member of the opposite sex. She didn’t call the person an “error.” She merely described the biological purpose of animals and humans as being the ability to survive and reproduce. She further went on to say that the fact that gays and lesbians were special, exceptional, creative, unique, etc. was all true.
GLAAD conveniently waited from 1998 when Schlessinger made those comments to the year 2000 when coincidentally Proposition 22 was passed by the voters in the liberal state of California (just as Proposition 8 passed by the same voters in 2008, the same year Obama was elected) to make an issue of her comments. Before that, the activists at GLAAD and other organizations felt empowered by the Vermont ruling and couldn’t believe that California voters rejected them in an act of true democracy.
At the same time, Schesslinger had a television show deal with CBS and GLAAD conveniently brought up a comment that was almost two years old, stretched it out of context, and spent the biggest part of 2000 in a massive attempt to rip Dr. Laura’s show of its sponsors and to silence her completely.
Michael Medved compared the organization’s response to Dr. Laura by comparing it to the truly hateful comments of rapper Eminem by saying:
“The fury over Dr. Laura, as compared to the understated response to Eminem, sends the unfortunate message that America’s gay establishment is more upset by substantive challenges than they are by savage language – and less worried by insults than they are by debate.”
Medved was right then, and as you can see he’s still correct today.
Incidentally, Dr. Laura apologized to the gay community and as you can see here that wasn’t good enough for GLAAD either.
The establishments that seek to run our country and undermine liberty come in many forms: the gay establishment, the black establishment, the immigration establishment, etc. They all undermine the individuals they claim to represent and help along the biggest establishment of all in D.C. with their focus groups set up to distract from their games and broken promises.
Well I can safely say that GLAAD does not represent the entire gay community just as the establishment of D.C. will never speak for the majority of America.
It’s just too bad A&E chose to be on the wrong side of that history.