Backlash against PC authoritarianism continues
Paul Joseph Watson
December 23, 2013
Lesbian author Tammy Bruce has accused gay rights groups of resorting to the same kind of intimidation and bullying tactics they usually oppose in the effort to punish Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson after his controversial comments.
“What’s especially troubling for minority communities in this country, the civil rights movements, especially the gay civil rights movement, was about asking for people and demanding the right for us to be able to live our lives as we see fit without being punished for being different. It’s ironic also that one of the big campaigns by the gay community is about ending bullying. If this is not a sign of the ultimate of bullying I don’t know what is,” said Bruce.
As we reported on Saturday, not content with their lobbying efforts which helped influence A&E in the decision to suspend the Duck Dynasty star, gay rights group GLAAD are now pushing for Robertson to be re-educated by demanding he meet with gay families in Louisiana, despite the fact that Robertson has refused to back down and has re-affirmed his biblical position on homosexuality.
The controversy began when Robertson told GQ Magazine, “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical…Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
Bruce’s remarks echo those made by Camille Paglia – a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a self-described “openly gay dissident feminist.”
Paglia described the actions of some in reaction to Robertson’s comments as “utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist,” adding that gay groups were displaying intolerance, immaturity and juvenility.
“In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have the right to support homosexuality – as I one hundred percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again, they have a right of religious freedom there,” Paglia told radio host Laura Ingraham.
As we have highlighted, given that some leftists are calling for the kind of comments made by Robertson to be banned from the public domain, if that definition of hate speech is applied, both the Bible and the Qu’ran must also be removed from tens of millions of churches worldwide since they both contain far greater condemnation of homosexuality.
In a related development, the Sheriff’s department in the Georgia county where Duck Dynasty is filmed has announced that it will no longer offer its assistance to A&E after the network’s “unreasonable” punishment of Robertson.