We love it when we’re accused of intolerance and closed mindedness, either as an organization or as conservatives in general. The accusations typically come from the left who actually are closed minded and intolerant who make the accusations as a way to shield themselves from that which they accuse others. Two recent blog postings illustrate the point.
In one case, our friend Citizen Tom was banned from Vivian Page’s Blog simply for disagreeing with an assertion she made in an op-ed piece. If you read the comment trail, neither Tom, nor the other conservative, Warren, posted anything inflammatory. They simply disagreed and made their points adamantly, but respectfully.
While Tom was banned, we incured the wrath of a homosexual activist blogger simply for writing something about which he should agree. In this post, where we clearly make the case for strict enforcement of bullying bans in school, Michael In Norfolk uses vile and hate-filled rants. Of course, he must be exempted from “hate speech,” I suppose, because he’s a left-wing and homosexual activist. But, in addition to calling us a “Foul Odor,” he wrote:
In a state that has more than its share of Bible beating fascists — Pat Robertson, Liberty University, Regent University, the Arlington Group, Chuck Colson’s prison indoctrination “ministry,” AG Ken Cuccinelli — The Family Foundation (“TFF”), an affiliate of Daddy Dobson’s Focus on the Family, is nonetheless one of the most insidious. …
Ms. Cobb is so anti-gay obsessed that she likely pats herself on the back telling herself “job well done” each time a story breaks of a gay teen committing suicide because he/she can no longer stand the abuse. How a supposed Christian can make a career out of causing misery. …
Lies, character assassination, hateful language. Can you find those types of words here? One must have some serious pent up rage to go off on Chuck Colson, who helps criminals get their lives together. In fact, this particular blogger does exactly what he accuses us of: If you don’t practice hisform of Christianity, he excoriates you. He, and the homosexual left, apparently are the arbiters of faith.
Imagine if we, or any conservative organization, ever issued a statement filled with such vitriol as the left does against us or if we banned a left-winger from our blog. We suppose it never occurs to such producers of vile that if every Virginian who disagrees with them is a hatemonger, about 58 percent of Virginians are hatemongers (about the vote for the Marriage Amendment and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli). Maybe they want to change Virginia’s tourism slogan? We love the double standard.