Monday, April 28, 2014

Can't We All Just Get Along?

With all the media in full uproar over L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks, I can't seem to forget, that these very same people, were condemning the gay community for basically doing the same thing they are now doing and I'm not the only person to think so, David Badash over at the Huffpost stated:
"Right now, many are demanding Sterling be sanctioned, many more want him to be forced to sell the Clippers.

But shouldn't Andrew Sullivan, Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown, Bryan Fischer, Tony Perkins, AEI fellow Charles Murray, Legal Insurrection blogger William A. Jacobson, former GOP chair Ken Mehlman, Washington Post blogger Eugene Volokh, Slate’s Will Saletan, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, among many others, voice support for Sterling?

Shouldn't they be rushing to his defense?

They all certainly were defending Brendan Eich just a few weeks ago. Some, in a strange reverse exercise of “hate the sin, love the sinner” act, even this week."

While over at America Blog, John Aravosis noted:
"Oh the irony.
It was only a few weeks ago that America was lecturing the gay community about its intolerance for intolerance, for objecting to a bigot (in fact, an anti-gay activist, Brendan Eich) running a major American corporation (in this case, the Mozilla Foundation).
Republicans, including gay conservatives, were particularly upset that anyone would judge a man’s job performance, especially the man running a company, by his personal animus towards minorities, many of whom would be his own employees. So long as he didn’t discriminate against his own employees, he was free to be a bigot, they told us.
Now, they’re all eating crow."

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