The rise of the Rainbow Shirts?
Rainbow Shirts? Hmmm, I guess someone has to coin a name for the Gay Gestapo
According to Oregon Live, a farmer who is opening a store in Sellwood, had the unmitigated gall to twice post her personal opposition to gay marriage on her private, personal FaceBook page. That means the Gay and Tolerance Gestapo have to spring into action to make sure the store owner knows she is being watched, and she might not find this tolerant community so welcoming. No kidding. Here’s a quote from the story from a Disingenuous White Progressive:
“They’re choosing to open a business in a very open-minded neighborhood,” said Tom Brown, owner of Brown Properties and president of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance. “I think their personal views are going to hurt.”
Open-minded? Sure, and tolerant too. Well, as long as you toe the line and express only thoughts that are pre-approved by the “open-minded”. Donald Douglas has more
Now get this, the neighborhood homosexual Torquemada Sean O’Riordan made a seven-minute YouTube clip attacking Ms. Childs for her opinions, in what essentially worked as a shakedown racket. He removed the video once Ms. Chauncy made her contribution to the homosexual foundation. At KGW Portland, “Man takes down video that sparked gay rights controversy.”
O’Riordan’s statement is here.
And here’s Ms. Childs’ confession and apology for her thought crimes, “A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNERS OF THE MORELAND FARMERS PANTRY“:
You may be aware that the media has been asking questions about the personal opinions of the owners regarding gay marriage and freedom of expression. We understand that this is a sensitive topic for many. We would like to reiterate our position that we will not discriminate against anyone in any form. We support diversity and anti-discrimination in all business practices. As a gesture of goodwill we donated $1,000 to the LGBTQ Youth program of the Equity Foundation in Portland. This program supports safe communities for LGBTQ individuals where sexual orientation and gender identity should not be the basis for social alienation or legal discrimination. We encourage others to make additional donations to this worthy cause at: Equity Foundation…
I hope this lady is smart enough to realize she can not buy respect for her right to have a view different from the Rainbow Shirts. So, what exactly did this lady say on Facebook? Here you go
From the Oregonian‘s story yesterday:
Childs said she is religious and has a libertarian view that government should not be allowed to dictate whom a business does or doesn’t serve.
“We’re not going to refuse to serve anybody,” she said. “But we believe a private business should have the right to live their conscience.”
Predictably, this set off calls to boycott the soon-to-be-opened market. It’s also inspired an interesting discussion about how much a business owner’s personal beliefs should affect how we patronize them.
Perhaps the most-vociferous voice in the “business owners are allowed to think how they want” camp: Local restaurateur Nick Zukin, owner of Mi Mero Mole and co-owner co-founder of Kenny and Zuke’s.
The thought police are alive and well in Portland. “Believe as we do or suffer.” No effort to persuade, only to punish. Tolerance is dead.
— Nick Zukin (@extramsg) April 4, 2014
And now: Maybe the ol’ Portland Boycott Train is swinging in Zukin’s direction? Conversation has been lively on Facebook today, after local culture maven Byron Beck took issue with the restaurateur’s response. That led to Zukin defending himself in a still-going comment thread, asking individual people why they’ll now be boycotting his eateries, and accusing the lot of Portlanders of being no better than Childs if we’d seek to ruin her for not having the same views.
Yep, it is all about enforcing conformity now isn’t it?. The Rainbow Shirts are proving that with the Left, all “rights” are totally self-centered. Again, conform or be targeted by the Rainbow Shirts. But, in the end, the “Gay Rights” folks are dooming their own cause. People who might support Gay marriage are seeing exactly how militant these self-proclaimed champions of equality are. Matt Walsh predicts a big fat L for these miscreants
Dear gay rights militants, dear progressive tyrants, dear liberal fascists, dear haters of free speech, dear crusaders for ideological conformity, dear left wing bullies:
You will lose.
I know you’ve got legions of sycophants kowtowing to you these days, and the rest you’ve set out to destroy — but you will lose.
So, you’ve tracked another dissident and skinned him alive. You’ve made an example ofBrendan Eich, and now you dance joyously around his disemboweled carcass. You have his head on a spike, and you consider this a conquest in your eternal crusade to eradicate diversity and punish differing opinions. You launched your millionth campaign of intimidation, and now another good man has been dragged through the mud, to the sounds of taunting and jeering and death threats.
You found out that the CEO of Mozilla gave a few dollars to support a pro-traditional marriage ballot measure several years ago, and you proceeded to publicly tar and feather him until he was forced to ‘resign’ in disgrace.
You again chose to forgo debate, in favor of coercion and bullying.
You again attempted to end the ‘gay rights’ argument by defrocking your opponent.
Hey, good for you.
Enjoy the spoils of your cowardice.
It won’t last.http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/the-rise-of-the-rainbow-shirts/