Bruce Bawer (in FrontPage Mag): A Gay-Rights Cave-In at Sochi? -- "... Exactly what’s going on here? In the last few days, reading these and other peculiarly docile pieces in various left-leaning Western media – media which, until recently, could be fairly described as having been on the warpath over Putin’s assault on gays – one wondered whether some of that good old-fashioned Soviet-era Western-progressive “understanding” of Kremlin brutality had, all these years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, finally kicked back into gear. No, Russia is no longer officially Communist – but under Putin it’s close enough, perhaps, to set off the old acceptance, among leftist journalists and gay-left activists alike, of the need to break a few eggs to make an omelet. As for the American gay activists, at least one explanation for their apparent withdrawal from the Russia issue suggested itself: they needed to get back to the important work of harassing bakers who won’t make gay wedding cakes and photographers who won’t take pictures of gay weddings. [emphasis mine] With such solemn responsibilities, who has the time to stay focused on Putin’s crackdown on freedom – let alone care about gays in Africa who are being terrorized by cops and pummeled to pieces by sharia-crazed mobs?"
Ya' gotta pick your battles, man!
"Gay" "rights", much less "gay" "marriage", was *never* about rights; it was always, and will always be, about weakening America and about using any stick that comes to hand to beat on Christianity and Christians. "Gays" -- including Bruce Bawer -- have willingly made themselves into useful idiots to the leftists ... and the leftists will use them, and then discard them. Hell! if the hard leftists manage to pull off their heart's dream of rounding up Christians to send us to the death camps, they'll be rounding up the "gays" right along with us. Will that not be ironic?