Often, I get discouraged by the screaming silence that is met by what should be huge nightly news stories, and I feel it my duty to relay to you, dear readers, what is so glaringly absent from the media.
This morning I seem to be reading a lot about election fraud in various states, including Georgia, Kentucky, and of course, Minnesota, where Soros/Franken are in the process of stealing away Norm Coleman’s Senate seat.
Aside from election fraud, which I believe is in dire need of reform, as in “Let’s bring Election DAY back, not Election MONTH or Election MONTHS”), there’s another interesting phenomenon going on as we speak.
That would be the peace-loving, tolerant left in California, the gay Proposition 8 protesters busy roughing up the elderly, sending white powdery subtances to churches, stomping on crosses, and blacklisting anyone who exercised their American rights in a democracy by voting for Proposition 8, the traditional marriage initiative. I swear, should Proposition 8 have failed, and the reverse were occurring, there would be some heavy-handed action by someone, probably that most honorable of institutions, the ACLU.
Michelle Malkin writes:
“Over the past two weeks, anti-Prop. 8 organizers have targeted Mormon, Catholic, and evangelical churches. Sentiments like this one, found on the anti-Prop.8 website “JoeMyGod,” are common across the left-wing blogosphere: “Burn their f—ing churches to the ground, and then tax the charred timbers.” Thousands of gay-rights demonstrators stood in front of the Mormon temple in Los Angeles shouting “Mormon scum.” The Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City received threatening letters containing an unidentified powder. Religious-bashing protesters filled with hate decried the “hate” at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif. Vandals defaced the Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Calif., because church members had collected Prop. 8 petitions. One worshiper’s car was keyed with the slogans “Gay sex is love” and “SEX;” another car’s antenna and windshield wipers were broken.
In Carlsbad, Calif., a man was charged with punching his elderly neighbors over their pro-Prop. 8 signs. In Palm Springs, a videographer filmed unhinged anti-Prop. 8 marchers who yanked a large cross from the hands of 69-year-old Phyllis Burgess and stomped on it.”
For some reason, yesterday’s Too Good page post Seven Things You Can’t Do as a Moral Relativist comes to mind.
Dennis Prager hits on this in his most recent column, Is Gay the New Black?
“The vast majority of Americans, including those who oppose same-sex marriage, know that the homosexual is created in God’s image every bit as much as is the heterosexual; and acknowledge that the gay man or woman has a right to love whom he or she wants and that commitment has the right to be given legal protections.
But radically redefining the most important institution in the life of a civilization; and routinely labeling as the moral equivalent of racists every individual who does not want children regularly asked whether they will marry a boy or a girl when grown up, and who rightly fears that every traditional religious community will be labeled as a hate group — these are not commensurate with civil rights.”
And that really is the crux of the matter: Anyone who dares to uphold traditional marriage is deemed “hateful.” What, logically, is the next step for these “hateful” institutions? Radical leftist judges acting out their retribution via heavy-handed silencing tactics? Free speech and freedom of religion only go so far anymore, it seems. I generally try not to be an alarmist, but I can’t help but see the writing on the wall, here.
I’m sure I will be bombarded by negative—dare I say “hateful”?—comments after this post, who will scream the usual, “Traditional marriage isn’t so great, look at the high divorce rate,” and such. But it all goes back to the faulty insistence that is so prevalent today: No one can seek to stand up for morality in a world filled with moral relativists, especially if THEY ARE NOT PERFECT THEMSELVES. No one can say, “That’s not right,” because they will be met with, “Well, you’re not so perfect” type responses. Well, in that case, nothing could ever be judged as right or wrong, because no one is perfect. Just as no one can credibly justify bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior. It’s a sticky little situation, but I think it’s at the heart of every single social problem imaginable today.
Feminine Genius says it best:
“One might keep in mind that no action that is religiously motivated will be accurately viewed in the press. Overall, many make the claim that they just don’t get it. Those who promote ‘truth’ are usually interpreted as bullies or moralists who love controlling others. Those who like spiritual mushiness are seen, not as lukewarm vacillators, but as heroes, despite the fact that several truths cannot be simultaneously true. And most curiously, those who are motivated by an internal sense of jihad are hidden from view, or only commented on as having curious unnamed issues.”