Mario Diaz

It turns out the “tolerance” movement might not be as tolerant as advertised.

In a 1995 speech entitled “Winning the Culture War,” Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) said,

In Massachusetts the effective reframing of this issue was the key to the success of the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. We immediately seized upon the opponent's calling card — safety — and explained how homophobia represents a threat to students' safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common. Titling our report 'Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Youth,' we automatically threw our opponents onto the defensive and stole their best line of attack. This framing short-circuited their arguments and left them back-pedaling from day one.

For homosexual activists, the illusion of danger and the need for safety was all part of a strategy, the means to an end, a façade. Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen made it clear in their 1989 treatise After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s: “in any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector. ... The purpose of victim imagery is to make straights feel very uncomfortable.”

It worked. Homosexuals gained enormous sympathy from Americans by portraying themselves as victims and calling on the government to enact laws to “protect” them. They called for laws to specifically protect “gay” youth from being bullied (thus erecting the illusion of masses of homosexual youth who needed more protection than any other bullied child) and politicians stayed silent for fears of being called “insensitive” or “intolerant.”

But it turns out that, in certain circumstances, bullying is good after all. For example, if you are a Christian and voted for Proposition 8 to preserve the historic definition of marriage, some homosexuals think you should be bullied.

“Trust me. I've got a big list of names of [M]ormons and [C]atholics that were big supporters of Prop 8. … I warn them to watch their backs,” said a homosexual activist, mad about the result of Proposition 8, in a blog post. “If you're planning a heterosexual wedding in California … be prepared for picketers. Designate someone to watch the parking lot … You’re going to have lots of unexpected expenses. Add $500 to your budget for security,” warned another.

Mario Diaz

Mario Diaz is the Policy Director for Legal Issues at Concerned Women for America.

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