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Enter the Gay-Marriage Bullies
 

 
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EFORE Election Day, national media hand wringers forged a wildly popular narrative: The right was, in the words of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, gripped by "insane rage." Outbreaks of incivility (some real, but mostly imagined) were proof positive of the extremist takeover of the Republican Party. The cluck-cluckers and tut-tutters shook with fear.

But when the GOP took a beating on Nov. 4, no mass protests ensued; no nationwide boycotts erupted. Conservatives took their lumps and began the peaceful post-defeat process of self-flagellation, self-analysis and self-autopsy.

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In fact, in the wake of campaign 2008 there’s only one angry mob gripped by "insane rage": left-wing same-sex-marriage activists incensed at their defeat in California. Voters there approved Proposition 8, a traditional-marriage initiative, by 52 percent to 48 percent.

Instead of introspection and self-criticism, however, the sore losers who opposed Prop. 8 responded with threats, fists and blacklists.

That’s right. Activists have published on the Internet an "Anti-Gay Blacklist" of Prop. 8 donors. If the tables were turned and Prop. 8 proponents created such an enemies list, everyone in Hollywood would be screaming "McCarthyism" faster than you could count to eight.

A Los Angeles restaurant whose manager made a small donation to the Prop. 8 campaign has been besieged nightly by hordes of protesters who have disrupted business, intimidated patrons and brought employees to tears. Out of fear for their jobs and their lives, workers at El Coyote Mexican Cafe pooled together $500 to pay off the bullies.

Scott Eckern, the beleaguered artistic director of California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, was forced to resign over his $1,000 donation to the Prop. 8 campaign. Rich Raddon, director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, is next on the chopping block after the anti-Prop. 8 mob discovered that he had also contributed to the "Yes on 8" campaign. Calls have been pouring in for his firing.

Over the last two weeks, anti-Prop. 8 organizers have targeted Mormon, Catholic and evangelical churches. Sentiments like this one, found on the anti-Prop. 8 Web site "JoeMyGod," are common across the left-wing blogosphere: "Burn their f—ing churches to the ground, and then tax the charred timbers."

Thousands of gay-rights demonstrators stood in front of the Mormon temple in Los Angeles shouting "Mormon scum." The Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City received threatening letters containing an unidentified powder.

Religion-bashing protesters filled with hate decried the "hate" at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif. Vandals defaced the Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Calif., because church members had collected Prop. 8 petitions. One worshiper’s car was keyed with the slogans "Gay sex is love" and "SEX." Another car’s antenna and windshield wipers were broken.
In Carlsbad, Calif., a man was charged with punching his elderly neighbors over their pro-Prop. 8 signs. In Palm Springs, Calif., a videographer filmed unhinged anti-Prop. 8 marchers who yanked a large cross from the hands of 69-year-old Phyllis Burgess and stomped on it.

In San Francisco, Christians evangelizing in the Castro District needed police protection after the same-sex marriage mob got physical and hounded them off the streets. Enthusiastically shooting themselves in the foot, anti-Prop. 8 boycotters are now going after the left-wing Sundance Film Festival because it does business in Mormon-friendly Utah.

Also targeted: Cinemark Theaters across the country. The company’s CEO, Alan Stock, donated just under $10,000 to the traditional-marriage measure. Never mind that Cinemark theaters are hosting the new biopic about gay icon Harvey Milk. They must pay for the sins of the company head who dared to exercise his political free speech.

Corporate honchos, church leaders and small donors alike are in the same-sex-marriage mob’s crosshairs, all unfairly demonized as hate-filled bigots by bona fide hate-filled bigots who have abandoned decency in pursuit of "equal rights." One wonders where Barack Obama – himself an opponent of Proposition 8 – is as this insane rage rages on. Soul-Fixer, Nation-Healer, where art thou?

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By Michelle Malkin Writer/Journalist
2 comments to “Enter the Gay-Marriage Bullies”
  1. Beautiful Says:

    I thought this article was interesting and informative. I had no idea that all of this was going on in California. The authorities should find a way to deal with this. Seems like its a very serious matter.

    However, I have a problem with the end of your article where you took a shot at Obama, “The Nation Healer and Soul-Fixer”. Keep your articles non-biased and your opinions to yourself. It’s clear who you voted for and how you feel about the resuls, Ms. Malkin. And Obama’s every move has been on television and in the newspapers ever since his victory, if you’d really like to know where he is and what he’s been up to…that’d be appointing a cabinet (If you were really unaware…writer/journalist). Thanks, and have a wonderful day. Hope I didn’t offend you the way you’ve offended me. Let’s grow up and try to respect and support the movement that our President Elect represents, rather than mocking him. If we don’t work together we’ll never get anywhere. Martin Luther King once quoted something like, “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

    Bottom line is that this is a matter that the law enforcement of the state of California should handle. What did you suggest Obama do about this anyway?

  2. C. Baptiste-Williams Says:

    I had high hopes for this article when I saw the headline. Unfortunately you have decided to go with the typical “this is what gay is” photos and went for the whole religion angle.

    Must we not forget this country was founded on a seperation of Church and State and the freedom of religion and beliefs.

    I don’t mind anyone believing in what they believe in but do not force your views whether they are homosexual or heterosexual should be forced on others.

    2 adults should have the right to do as they please.

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