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Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Gay-Rights Cave-In at Sochi?

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?

2 comments:

Nick J said...

Yeah, just like the persecution of gays in Castro's Cuba. But that never seemed to be much of a concern for the left.

" In the culture war for mankind's future, is he one of us?

While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president's state of the nation address.

With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, "In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered."

"They're now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil."

Translation: While privacy and freedom of thought, religion and speech are cherished rights, to equate traditional marriage and same-sex marriage is to equate good with evil.

No moral confusion here, this is moral clarity, agree or disagree.

President Reagan once called the old Soviet Empire "the focus of evil in the modern world." President Putin is implying that Barack Obama's America may deserve the title in the 21st century. -Pat Buchanan

http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2013/12/17/is-putin-one-of-us-n1764094/page/full

Ilíon said...

"Translation: While privacy and freedom of thought, religion and speech are cherished rights, to equate traditional marriage and same-sex marriage is to equate good with evil.

No moral confusion here, this is moral clarity, agree or disagree.
"

Exactly.