Expressing your opinion about controversial issues can get you in big trouble. Fourteen year old Dakota Ary from Ft. Worth, Texas, learned this the hard way. He happened to tell a fellow student what he thought about homosexual behavior. A Gaystapo teacher sent him to the principal’s office where he was disciplined with an in-school suspension. There’s a reason why the pro-homosexual teacher was so aggressive against the student’s free speech rights. He had to make an example of him.
Getting a person’s mind right has been the modus operandi of totalitarian regimes for millennia. The isolated and desolated gulag was the perfect place to get a person’s mind right under the Communists. George Orwell’s 1984 is a relentless tale of Winston getting his mind right. In the end, he learned to love Big Brother. Getting a person’s mind right is the latest tactic of the oppressive homosexual bosses with a compliant media at the ready to take up the homosexual cause.
Consider Rolf Szabo, an employee for twenty-three years at Eastman Kodak. He was fired for giving his opinion in an email about Gay and Lesbian Coming-Out Day sponsored by the company. Kodak’s “diversity group” sent out an email asking employees to “be supportive” of fellow workers who choose to reveal their homosexuality on Gay and Lesbian Coming-Out Day. Szabo replied to the memo telling the company not to send him this type of information since he found it “disgusting and offensive.” The wrong thing to say to Big Brother. The diversity bosses had to make his mind right. If Mr. Szabo would not change his mind, like Luke, the full weight of oppression would be brought down on him. If that didn’t work, the diversity police would get rid of him so he could not infect other employees. Mr. Szabo said Kodak wanted him to sign a letter admitting he was wrong. When he refused, he was fired. So much for “diversity” at Kodak.
Then there was the case of motivational speaker Danny Buggs. It seems that Buggs made some derogatory remarks about homosexuality during an assembly of 500 male students at Stone Mountain (Georgia) High School. “God made Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve,” Buggs told the students. Of course, Buggs is correct. It was Adam and Eve. If it had been Adam and Steve, none of us would be here today.
As you can imagine, the leftist establishment in Atlanta went ballistic when the story broke. Atlanta’s “gay community” was “outraged.” State Democrat Representative Karla Drenner, a self-professed homosexual, condemned Buggs’ speech. “Children should not have to go to school and be afraid because they are different,” Denner wrote. “As a mother of two, I cannot stand by and be a witness while other people judge or demean anyone’s children, gay, straight, black, white, tall, short, Christian, Muslim, Jew, etc. . . . In the end, no matter how you spin it, hatred is hatred.” At the time, sodomy was still a crime in Georgia. Buggs was censured for his remarks and was put on probation. If sodomy is a crime, and a crime violates the law, how is what Buggs said a violation of any law? It seems to me that the school system that reprimanded him is in violation of the law by endorsing sodomy in the schools.
Second, Denner’s list is interesting in that it compares sexual behavior with physical characteristics and belief systems. Homosexuality is what people do. Being black, white, tall, and short are not behaviors. Religions are defined in terms of what people believe. Just because a person holds certain religious beliefs does not mean that anything can be done in the name of religion. (Does anyone remember 9–11?) Again, actions are what are being evaluated, not beliefs. Sodomy is an immoral and unnatural sexual behavior. It’s not “hate speech” to point out these things.
In 2008, when a group of traditional marriage activists peacefully expressed their displeasure when a court overruled their vote on the marriage issue, homosexuals took to the streets to harass and assault them:
A group of homosexual tyrants surrounded and physically assaulted a 69-year-old grandmother in Palm Springs earlier this week, after yanking a cross out of her hands and stomping on it while it lay on the ground. She can be seen mouthing the words “I love you” to protestors, who in response threaten her, and call her “stupid” and a “Nazi” while shaking their fists in her face with their own faces contorted with rage. Said the woman, “They began grabbing me. It was like a dog pack, actually.”
Another beat down comes from the wide world of sports. Peter Vidmar, who was named to head the 2012 United States Olympic team in London was forced to resign after homosexual Olympians, in particular figure skater Johnny Weir and softball player Jessica Mendoza, protested because he opposes homosexual marriage, something that’s illegal in most states! Illegal! Vidmar, who is a Morman, actively supported the 2008 California Proposition 8 campaign which a majority of California voters voted for.
Frank Turek is a Christian. He has written a number of books on apologetic themes, some of them co-authored with fellow-Christian author Norman Geisler. In addition to his work in the area of Christian apologetics, Turek also conducts leadership and teambuilding seminars for large companies. Since 2008, he had been a consultant for the California-based software company Cisco Systems. By all accounts, his training programs have been reported to be “excellent.” Then it happened:
Earlier this year , one of the managers in Turek’s session “googled” his name and found out that his trainer [Turek] is also the author of a book entitled Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone. The manager, a homosexual, took offense at the book that critiqued same-sex marriages and phoned in a complaint to Marilyn Nagel, senior director of inclusion and diversity for Cisco. Turek was fired soon after.
Nagel later apologized for his firing but apparently did not see the irony in that she is the director of inclusion and diversity. “She refused to admit there was a culture that punished views that were not politically correct.”
Homosexuals are doing what tyrants have always done. Pick out a few offenders and make examples of them. This tactic first was used by the Romans and later copied by military tyrants to keep the troops in line. Decimation was a form of military discipline used by officers in the Roman Army to punish mutinous or cowardly soldiers. The word decimation is derived from Latin meaning “removal of a tenth.” See the film Paths of Glory (1957) for a modern example. A similar tactic is being used today in an attempt to decimate the anti-homosexual lobby. Show the opposition the price they will have to pay to oppose the homosexual regime if they decide to go up against the homosexual bosses.