If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher.
Our Editor Erick said over two years ago that “You Will Be Made To Care” and most people thought he was speaking just to evangelical Christians. Who would have guessed such a short time ago that the leftist thought police had much bigger plans in store. Everyone, and I mean everyone, will be brought to heel.
The story goes like this. [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] is the mainstream media’s boogey man, we all know that. So it was with shock, awe and a healthy dose of condescension that the New York Times published this piece about the Senator attending a dinner at the home of two rich gay guys in New York City last Monday. By all accounts, the event was not a fundraiser, but an opportunity to discuss mainly foreign policy.
This may come as a shock to some, but gay people do have interests outside the issue of gay marriage. Many are business people who care about lower taxes and less government, and many conservative gays think some sort Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage is as close to a fait accompli as we are likely to see in our lifetime. They are concerned with other issues as well, and are looking for a candidate that can lead America toward a bright future.
Many of those in attendance were particularly interested in Senator Cruz’s position on Israel and America’s relationship with the Middle East. The conversation got around to social issues, and the Senator reiterated his belief that marriage should be left up to the states. He also said he would love his daughter no different is she turned out to be gay, and called attention to his friendship with and political support from gay billionaire Peter Thiel.
But is speaking eloquently about his love for his children and friendships with prominent gay businesspeople enough? Not by a long shot, not even close. The ink wasn’t dry on the article before militant liberal gays were using social media to demand ANOTHER boycott, this time of the businesses owned by the gay hosts. Mind you, they are fully supportive of gay marriage, but committed the Democrat original sin of merely associating with ‘the other’, giving the Senator a fair hearing on other issues, and for that, punishment…swift and severe.
Weren’t we all taught to always be gracious in victory? The gay left is now so intolerant that it turns itself on members of its own community, cannibalizing those who dare respect differences in belief and embrace independent thought. They have become the Mongol hordes.
Bryan Pruitt is a Washington, DC-based director at RedState.com. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @bryanpruitt.