Saturday, April 04, 2015

Another Reason Why Sometimes the Gay Rights Movement is Wrongheaded

A pizzeria gets assaulted by a bunch of birdbrained activists simply because one of the owners gave the opinion to a "journalist" the business would serve any gay person who walked in the establishment but, because of religious beliefs, would not cater a gay wedding or a reception.

One can disagree with the opinion, but to do what these idiots did and close down the business just asks for a giant backlash. Besides, what wedding party, gay or no, would order pizza for a reception?

What the LGBT crowd can't get through their heads is they are such a tiny minority depending on the goodwill of something like 98 or 99 percent of the public, that they lose all common sense at times. They don't realize there are a lot more conservative Christians than there are of them, and many of these people are in positions of power.

Most of the time I support the LGB cause and have long before it was ever fashionable (dating back to when I was in high school in the early 1970s). The "T" part, of course, I have very strong views against because its existence annihilates the rights of women and the medical procedures to facilitate it are unethical. In any case, my criticism of the LGBs tends to center on their political stupidity and sometimes narcissism that prevents them from seeing the big picture. The world doesn't revolve around them or their sex lives (which, being honest, is the only thing that differentiates the LGBs from everybody else).

With that kind of flimsy difference, LGBs are very lucky they were ever considered a protected class but for the reality they suffered a lot of discrimination on the job and in housing because of their sex lives. The "Ts" are a completely different kettle of fish made up of people with psychiatric disorders who want everybody else to honor their delusions or cross-dressers and outright perverts who want public acceptance for their deviant behavior.

From the article:

The owners of Memories Pizza are, I think, mistaken in what their Christian faith demands of them. And I believe their position on gay marriage to be wrongheaded. But I also believe that the position I'll gladly serve any gay customers but I feel my faith compels me to refrain from catering a gay wedding is less hateful or intolerant than let's go burn that family's business to the ground.

And I believe that the subset of the gay-rights movement intent on destroying their business and livelihood has done more harm than good here—that they've shifted their focus from championing historic advances for justice to perpetrating small injustices against marginal folks on the other side of the culture war. "The pizzeria discriminated against nobody," Welch wrote, "merely said that it would choose not to serve a gay wedding if asked. Which it never, ever would be, because who asks a small-town pizzeria to cater a heterosexual wedding, let alone a gay one?" They were punished for "expressing a disfavored opinion to a reporter."

The LGBT crowd constantly invokes the civil rights struggles of the 1960s to make their point, but it is absurd on its face when you realize, as I said above, the ONLY thing distinguishing them from the rest of us is their sex lives, something that can't--or shouldn't, anyway--be seen. It isn't like true physical characteristics of women (the real ones, not men in dresses), older people, or racial minorities.

The potential for pushback against them is very great.

A fundraiser on behalf of the pizzeria owners raised some $842,000 in about two days before the fundraiser was closed.

That's a lot of support and just a drop in the bucket.



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