Turnspeak: Fighting against anti-gay bigotry makes me a bully.
There was a time in this country when one could voice vociferous antisemitic rhetoric without condemnation. Henry Ford did it. Father Charles Edward Coughlin did it without much opprobrium from the hierarchy. At its core, antisemitism is based on a literal interpretation of the New Testament and an inclination towards Christian supremacy.
Originally it was direct condemnation. Jews supposedly used the blood of Christian babies for a certain pastry. It eventually morphed into indirect discrimination. “Jews are OK. It’s those Jews who control the banks that we don’t like.”
AFA‘s Don Wildmon has complained about the Jews who supposedly control Hollywood and are too accepting of homosexuals. However, most respectable people would not offer antisemitic commentary for mainstream consumption.
Public homophobia is the same thing repackaged for a different target. Some people insist that it is acceptable.
Some people seem to think that it is perfectly acceptable to espouse their anti-gay bigotry because it is based on their interpretation of scripture. Then, when they are criticized, it is their critics who are intolerant.
Gays are also used as convenient scapegoats. When Matt Barber, a low-level manager at Allstate, was terminated, he claimed that he was fired for his homophobia. Actually, he was fired because he wrote his homophobic essays on company time. To this day, he will claim that it was “the gay lobby” that got him 86’d from Allstate.
Similarly, when sportscaster Damien Goddard was fired after tweeting his disapproval of marriage equality, he insisted that was the cause. In point of fact, Goddard was a freelancer for Sportsnet and was terminated for “well documented” reasons that go well beyond his offensive tweet.
I wonder if he would have been comfortable tweeting something about Jews killing Christ of his notion that Jews are destined for Hell.
Goddard has gone on to be an employee of National Organization for Marriage. He is the spokesperson for their ridiculous “Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance.” He is a hero because he got fired a victim of the “homosexual lobby.”
Then, of course, there is Chris Broussard who has become a hero in some circles. The ESPN Reporter said that Jason Collins and gays, can be “saved” if they “ask God for forgiveness.” Suppose Broussard said that Kevin Youkilis (now with the Yankees and a Jew) could be saved if he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior? Yet Broussard doesn’t seem to get why his gratuitous comments, when Jason Collins came out, subjected him to considerable criticism. I suspect that his job was in jeopardy, and rightly so.
Today I came across a website titled Victims of Gay Bullying:
This site is dedicated to the victims of gay (read: homosexual; queer) bullying. It has come to our attention than ANYONE who disagrees even slightly with the queer agenda is instantly called a “homophobe”, “intolerant”, “bigot”, “small minded”, “petty” and the list goes on and on. We will be posting more about all this in due course.
“Anyone that calls for their behavior to be tolerated is implicitly admitting that there is something wrong with their behavior.”
Poor grammar and usage aside, on one level this is laughable nonsense. The “queer agenda?” More importantly, this poor schmuck doesn’t seem to realize why his rhetoric is offensive.
This isn’t about the bible. We are catching on. More people are realizing that the word “homosexual” is being used like Bull Connor employed the word “negro.” As a society we are increasingly conscious of the fact that gay children are victims of biblical based intolerance. When “they” demean political correctness they are really fighting our acceptance as part of being a civilized and more learned society.