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Saturday, July 6, 2013

The face of tolerance

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Now, the preachers who were brutally beaten by gay rights supporters were undoubtedly seen as "homophobic" - yet regardless of your position on these issues, you have to admit it takes great courage and not irrational fear to oppose a powerful force and get beaten up just for having an opposite opinion. Those who are truly homophobic are the ones who secretly agree with the preachers but lack the conviction to actually stand up for what they believe in for fear - phobia - of reprisals.

And that is what it boils down to. These preachers were beaten up for having the wrong opinion. For having an opinion that goes against the established doctrine of those in power. For being heretics against the dogmas of the establishment.

I find it interesting that with respect to the gay rights movement, our society has gone from a plea for tolerance of those different from the rest of society, to a coerced demand for praise and acceptance with brutal reprisals for those who disagree.

Who is bullying whom here? How long can gays claim to be the victims of prejudice? How many people have to be beaten up before we say that things have gone too far?

And I just want to point out, "if" I am a strong supporter of gay rights and oppose the tactics those preachers used, that I abhor what these gay pride demonstrators have done to these preachers just the same. If ever I sided with poor homosexuals who were beaten up out of bigotry, then now I side with the poor preachers for the same reason, and it would have nothing to do with any fundamental position on gay rights or the preachers' views.

It is all about who is beating up on whom and why.

It is a matter of justice.

If it is wrong to beat up on people or bully them for having views different from yours, then it doesn't matter who "people" are or who "you" are. If you're bullying people you're a bully. If you can't deal with people disagreeing with you and you get angry and violent, then you have a problem - and you undermine your own credibility. I don't care who you are or what you stand for.

By becoming the oppressors, the gay rights movement is sowing the seeds of their own demise. It is for them clearly about having power and not about establishing justice. If it were about justice, this kind of crap wouldn't happen.

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