By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder
In recent months, radical left-wing activists and groups have tried to demonize a beauty pageant contestant, a grocery store executive and a Republican governor’s teenage child for daring to speak their minds publicly.
Another case of left-wing persecution came across our desk recently.
A pro-homosexual website on the Internet calling itself “Good As You” (G-A-Y, get it?) not only includes attempts to intimidate Christians, Republicans, conservatives, and even liberals who speak out against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. It also demonizes innocent people who even dare to associate with such people or groups who do.
Remember the liberal cry against “Guilt by Association” when Sen. Joe McCarthy tried to expose genuine Communist spies working in the federal government, especially the State Dept. and America’s intelligence agencies? Well, this is a real case of Guilt by Association, not a phony one!
(By the way, Guilt by Association is not the only logical fallacy that Good As You seems to regularly commit – Straw Man Arguments, Poisoning the Well and the Genetic Fallacy also seem to be some favorites, as they often are among many other left-wing groups.)
What makes this website’s persecution of these people particularly galling, however, is that Good As You gives the impression that it is a group of homosexual activists who have some kind of clout.
In actuality, however, the website is really just a personal blog written by a young homosexual activist named Jeremy Hooper (who apparently gets help from his “partner” or friend, someone named Andrew Shulman).
Apparently, Hooper thinks that, if you happen to be a conservative (or even a moderate or a liberal, much less a RINO Republican, Republican In Name Only), who speaks at an event for any person or any group opposed to same-sex marriage and/or promotion of homosexuality in the government-run schools (such as Concerned Women for America), your employer, fellow employees and any potential employer in your field should think of you as a “homophobic,” “anti-gay” person (whatever that means) unworthy of association.
Hooper and his website are also hypocritical.
For example, in his short bio on the website, Hooper says he “wants all to be free to live their truths without fear or persecution,” but then he repeatedly attacks private and semi-private individuals, not just political or religious leaders, for daring to disagree with his positions on same-sex marriage and promoting homosexuality in society through the government, or even simply for being associated in some way (innocent or not) with the people or groups that publicly disagree with any of Hooper’s cherished positions.
Thus, although Hooper says he doesn’t use the term “bigot,” he’s still using other terms and language saying virtually the same thing!
Talk about promoting hate and prejudice, and being guilty of a lack of diversity, equality and tolerance!!!
As one of our mentors used to teach us, “A difference that makes no difference is no difference at all.”
The fact is, the United States Constitution already says that no American citizen can be deprived of “life, liberty and property” without “due process,” no matter their lifestyle or sexual peccadilloes. It’s a little thing we used to call The Fifth Amendment.
By labeling his opponents as “anti-gay,” and even trying to deprive them of employment because of his bizarre, Neo-Marxist, ideological notions of egalitarianism, Mr. Hooper engages in his own brand of politically correct intolerance and bigotry.
Please take a stand against Mr. Hooper’s perverse sexual fascism. He is clearly trying to ruin the careers and reputations not only of his opponents but also of anyone who may be innocently associated with them.
If you let him get away with this, you or your family and neighbor may be next, even if you agree with one, or even all, of his positions regarding sexual behavior and marriage.