Debbie Schlussel on the Purple Jihad

The main reason I targeted gay activists for satire in Bias Incident: The World’s Most Politically Incorrect Novel is because those involved in gay activism are often the most ruthless opponents of free speech currently active on the American scene.

Columnist Debbie Schlussel takes on some GLAAD activists who recently made a stink over some tweets about kickball player David Beckman.

The content of those tweets isn’t important.  They would offend nobody who wasn’t purposely looking to be offended.  The purpose of the opposition to those tweets seems to be to strike fear into the hearts of people who would oppose GLAAD’s agenda.

Here’s Schlussel on the issue:

Please Gay Speech Gestapo, tell me which colors and celebrities are off limits.  I know I can talk about vermillion and Channing Tatum.  But I’m not exactly sure about mint green or Matt Damon. And, by the way, David Beckham is straight. But men who like men apparently think of something different than the rest of us when they hear the movie title, “Bend It Like Beckham.” So, now, I gotta figure out, not only which celebrities are gay and off limits, but which married, straight celebrities with several children are gay icons and therefore off limits. Does Jake Gyllenhaal and the remaining living cast of “Brokeback Mountain” qualify? How ’bout all past, present, and future Marlboro Men and guys in Stetson ads, like Jan Brady, er . . . Tom Brady? Anyone with a mustache? David Axelrod and Michelle Hussein Obama? All off limits in the tweet market.

Well, the gay thought police are gloating at their latest victory in censorship:

Shortly after, GLAAD responded, “Advocates of gay bashing have no place at @CNN #SuperBowl #LGBT.”

On Monday, in a blog post titled “Final Thoughts On Super Bowl-Twitter Controversy,” Martin denied that his tweets were intended to incite violence against the LGBT community. “That is furthest from the truth, and I sincerely regret any offense my words have caused.”

In response to the news of his suspension, GLAAD posted a statement on its website praising CNN for taking action. “CNN today took a strong stand against anti-LGBT violence and language that demeans any community,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD spokesman. “Yesterday, Martin also spoke out against anti-LGBT violence. We look forward to hearing from CNN and Roland Martin to discuss how we can work together as allies and achieve our common goal of reducing anti-LGBT violence as well as the language that contributes to it.”

Ah, it’s the Pink Jesse Jackson shakedown! You knew this was gonna happen. Roland Martin has to bend over, while CNN allows GLAAD to do a whole rectal exam of sensitivity training.

It’s amazing to me that gays–who are subject to execution, beheading-style throughout the Muslim world–are concerned with Roland Martin’s tweets about pink clothing, yet not a peep outta them about the Islamic jihad against homosexuality (just as–and I’ve noted this before on this site–they attack the Mormon Church, but not mosques all over California, for supporting California’s Prop 8 on gay marriage).  Maybe it’s because their pink and purple jihad sounds just like something outta Riyadh, Cairo, or Tehran.

But, then again, they have the same tolerance–and sense of humor–as their haters in the Muslim world.

See, everyone has something in common.

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