Beware of the ‘Gaystapo’
If you or your business promotes a belief that marriage is defined as a man and a woman and not two men or two women, you will be investigated by groups like the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the newly formed All Out. Here’s the latest Gaystapo action:
Homosexual activists are pressuring PayPal not to handle donations made to groups that promote traditional values . . . . The homosexual activist group All Out is asking PayPal to immediately shut down the online accounts of ten groups it has labeled “anti-LGBT extremist groups.” Most of the groups are U.S.-based. PayPal reportedly has responded, saying it could not comment on individual accounts and must take “the rights of free speech and freedom of religion” into account.
When these groups learn of companies that do not support the homosexual agenda, they put economic pressure on them. Chuck Colson reports that “last year Apple dropped the Manhattan Declaration’s iPhone app because some gay-rights activists wrongly complained that the Declaration’s support of traditional marriage was anti-gay. Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, withdrew as the keynote speaker from the Willow Creek Leadership Summit because of threats from, yes, you guessed it, more gay-rights activists.”
We’ve seen homosexual lobbying groups destroy careers of people who do not support the homosexual lifestyle and homosexual marriage.
A Los Angeles Times article reported that many “in liberal Hollywood who fought to defeat the [Proposition 8] initiative banning same-sex marriage and are now reeling with recrimination and dismay. Meanwhile, activists continue to comb donor lists and employ the Internet to expose those who donated money to support the ban. Already out is Scott Eckern, director of the nonprofit California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, who resigned after a flurry of complaints from prominent theater artists, including ‘Hairspray’ composer Marc Shaiman, when word of his contribution to the Yes on [Prop] 8 campaign surfaced.”
Peter Vidmar, a double gold-medal winner in the 1984 Olympics in gymnastics, was forced to resign as Chairman of USA Gymnastics. Why? Because in 2008 he donated $2000 to support Proposition 8. The homosexual defamation machine went into action and put pressure on the Olympic Committee and its sponsors. The blacklist lives!
A letter writer to the San Francisco Chronicle who supported Prop 8 was intimidated when Internet search engines were used “to find the letter writer’s small business, his Web site (which included the names of his children and dog), his phone number and his clients. And they posted that information in the ‘Comments’ section of SFGate.com — urging, in ugly language, retribution against the author’s business and its identified clients.”
Homosexual groups have been bullying companies, movie studios, schools, and Christian groups for decades. A recent act of bullying came from GLAAD when the pro-homosexual group demanded that Universal Pictures remove anti-“gay” language from the Ron Howard film, The Dilemma. I’m not the only one making the claim of homosexual Gestapo tactics. A number of liberals have been critical of GLAAD, arguing that it “has turned into one of the biggest bullies in Hollywood.” Consider this report:
In many ways, leftist Hollywood created this monster. As a general rule, you can never appease a bully, most especially an ideological bully like GLAAD. Their goal here is not a seat at the table, their goal is ideological purity, and once you give into them they smell your weakness and never stop coming at you.
School systems have been bullied by pro-homosexual groups and politicians to reshape the curricula of public schools. Judges have bullied voters by overturning elections that resulted in redefining marriage.