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PHILLIPS: Gays, bullying and Michele Bachmann
Question of the Day
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, is not quite the household name she used to be. She is retiring at the end of this congressional term, but she still has the ability to send liberals into bat guano craziness.
Last week at CPAC, she was interviewed by radio host Lars Larsen, and she expressed her disappointment that Arizona’s bill, SB1062, was vetoed. SB1062 would have protected Christians and others from having to participate in homosexual weddings if that violates their religious beliefs.
While this clip took a few days to emerge, the Left immediately went into full frothing-at-the-mouth, howling-at-the-moon mode to set the agenda. After all, it has long been a truism in politics that you define your enemy. Never let your enemy define you.
The Left tried to make Michele Bachmann look crazy for suggesting that homosexuals would be bullying Americans. This allows them to hide the inconvenient truth that this is exactly what homosexuals are doing.
In 2008, California considered Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. After Prop 8 passed, opponents went to court and forced the release of the donor list for those who supported the measure. Immediately the harassment of Prop 8 supporters began.
Richard Raddon, a Mormon who was the director of the Los Angeles film festival, donated $1,500 to the group that supported Prop 8. Raddon was harassed by phone calls and emails until he was forced to step down from his position.
Supporters of Prop 8 found their cars and homes vandalized. Churches were vandalized. Supporters of Prop 8 received threatening phone calls and emails.
In February 2013, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the proprietors of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, declined to make a cake for a lesbian couple. Instead of simply choosing another baker, the homosexual activists tried to bully the Christian couple.
They got the government of Oregon to try to compel the Kleins to violate their religious beliefs. Then the harassing phone calls began. The homosexuals who aren’t bullying Americans called the business, using obscenities to address the Kleins and wishing their children would become very sick and the Kleins would go out of business. The homosexuals and their supporters then badgered Sweet Cake’s vendors to the point where it forced them out of business.
In the Air Force, Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk has filed a lawsuit against the service alleging that his commander sacked him for his belief that homosexual marriage is immoral.
But then, there is the Christian bullying of homosexuals, right? In New Jersey, a lesbian waitress waited on a couple in a bistro. After ringing up a substantial bill, they refused to tip Dayna Morales, saying they did not approve of her “lifestyle.”
The only problem with the story is that, like almost every other story that claims there was “hate” against homosexuals, it turned out to be a hoax!
When Michele Bachmann upsets the Left, it says something. It says that she has hit a nerve. The fact the Left is so determined to silence people who disagree with them is the greatest indicator that we need to fight them.
It is the greatest indication Michele Bachmann is right.
About the Author
Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.
A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.
Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in ...
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