Speak Openly, Get Put on the List

It’s like a bad comedy routine:

If you support a politician and your little dog has to hire a bodyguard … you might be living in a tyranny.

If you make a highly popular documentary film and the only award you’re nominated for is criminal charges … you might be living in a tyranny.

If you feel pressured to apologize for what was written in the Bible thousands of years ago … you might be living in a tyranny.

It’s rough being a celebrity if you don’t toe the liberal party line, as several famous folks have found out in just the past few weeks.

Maria Conchita Alonso appeared recently in a television ad with California GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly as part of Donnelly’s bid for governor. Very soon after, she was receiving threats, including threats of burning down the theater that was scheduled to feature her in a performance of the play “The Vagina Monologues.”

Show producer Eliana Lopez didn’t exactly leap to her defense, saying, “We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately. … Doing what she is doing is against what we believe.”

It’s unclear if Lopez was using the royal “we” or the Borg Collective “we.”

Either way, Alonso was forced to quit the show, which sounds an awful lot like being fired. According to Alonso, she even received threats against her dog Tequila.

Somewhere, Nancy Pelosi is gazing into a crystal ball and cackling, “and your little dog, too!”

In New York, conservative author and scholar Dinesh D’Souza has been indicted on charges that he violated elections laws by directing $20,000 in illegal contributions to the 2012 New York Senate campaign.

D’Souza found out he was being investigated by the FBI just a few months after his anti-Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America” earned $33 million at the box office. (The film eventually became one of the most successful political documentaries ever.)

Co-producer Gerald Molen wrote in a piece published several days before the indictment was announced that the investigation was politically motivated.

“In light of the recent events and the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans,” Molen wrote.

Even liberals aren’t safe from the wrath of other liberals, though.

Sherri Shepherd from “The View” wound up apologizing to homosexuals for an interview she gave to the Fusion network in which she talked about her Christian upbringing and said, “You grow up being a Christian and you grow up believing homosexuality is a sin; you’re going to hell if you’re a homosexual. This is something that they teach in churches. So it’s something that I grew up believing.”

Shepherd was swiftly reduced to groveling for forgiveness from the homosexual mafia and insisting what she said wasn’t her fault:

“My interview was misrepresented, and only a portion of my comments were used as a headline to give the impression that I was condemning members of the LGBT community living in their own truth. In the interview, I express I was raised as a child to have a certain set of beliefs, but my beliefs have evolved significantly as my own personal relationship with Christ has increased.”

I don’t know anything about Shepherd’s relationship with the Lord, but I can’t help thinking that at the same time it was growing, her familiarity with the Bible was taking a back seat.

Her backtracking doesn’t compare favorably with the stand taken by Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” who withstood a temporary suspension after A&E tried to make an example of him before deciding it was in their financial interest to keep him around.

It’s been building for a long time, but intolerance seems to have grown exponentially in recent years as the dogma pouring out of the Administration and media has given liberals opportunity to vent their pent-up aggressions. It remains to be seen how much longer conservatives will put up with being the targets of it.