Skip to comments.Point Out Liberal Bias in the NY Times, Be Called a Homophobe
Posted on 01/05/2010 8:03:00 AM PST by EricTheRed_VocalMinority
Ive heard pundits talk about it happening. Ive seen it happen to groups of people, like Tea Partiers or the Republican National Convention. But until this morning, it never happened to me personally.
Yesterday a gay Facebook friend linked to this NY Times piece:
January 4, 2010
Americans Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
KAMPALA, Uganda Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about curing homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Ugandas capital to give a series of talks. ...
The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was the gay agenda that whole hidden and dark agenda and the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values and the traditional African family.
For three days, according to participants and audio recordings, thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians, listened raptly to the Americans, who were presented as experts on homosexuality. ...
My FB friend didnt mention that last part; the goal of the post, after promoting awareness of the travesty, was pinning the blame on religious Republicans for fomenting the intolerance and hate in Uganda. This is where I stepped in:
Ive heard about this. Lets see if next week, Gettleman has an article exposing Mahmoud Ahmedinejad publicly hanging of homosexuals in Iran, while gallivanting around the globe to places like Columbia Univ. and Copenhagen with impunity.
Not that I endorse what Evangelicals are doing in Uganda. Just looking for some fair and balanced reporting from the NY Times. (Oh, I forgot. They dont do that anymore.)
The response was shocking: My FB friend accused me of dismissing and diminishing the value of the article and then hoped that my lambasting of the Times wasnt homophobia talking.
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Being called a racist, sexist homophobe is the default charge leveled against anyone who criticizes left wing orthodoxy.
I always respond with a Yawn.
How -bout me calling them “Faggets” right up front and then criticize them for their liberal bias - what can they say then?
oh ! By the way !
- - you may have noticed that I quite being polite and respectful of others (especially lefties) some time ago.
From here on out you are going to hear a lot of 4 letter words and associated references to those who claim that it is we (the right) that is intolerant.
I have become very intolerant but it is due to the prejudgments and accusations made by the left that has turned me into a foul mouthed son of a (you know what).
Get used to it.
I don’t see anything wrong with being called a homophobe. I’m kinda proud of it.
Its gotten so bad that I won’t vote for a candidate who has not been called racist, sexist, and/or homophobic. If a candidate has not been called one of these epithets, he is either gutless or unprincipled.
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