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How will gay groups react when perpetrator of anti-gay hate crime is neither a Republican nor an evangelical?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:26 am - March 7, 2010.
Filed under: Gay Politics,Islamic War on Gays

In writing about a story in the San Francisco Chronicle about three Muslim men charged with “firing a BB rifle at the face of a man they believed was gay,” our reader Jenny asks, “when will gay activist groups actually start being activist in aid of saving lives by ending the mass immigration of anti-everyone Muslims?

Now, I certainly wouldn’t go as far as her, but she raises an interesting issue:  will gay groups cover this with the same degree of frenzied fervor they would if the three men were evangelical Christians?

But, then again, while some evangelical Christians say some pretty hateful things about homosexuals, they don’t go around videotaping themselves firing BB guns at gay men.

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  1. How will gay groups react when perpetrator of anti-gay hate crime is neither a Republican nor an evangelical?

    Shift attention to the Pentagon shooter. Especially if anyone dares to mention Obama’s buddy William Ayers.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 7, 2010 @ 6:26 am - March 7, 2010

  2. You may be right Dan, but there was a decent airing of those Muslim jackals in the Twin Cities a while back.

    Best wishes,
    -MFS

    Comment by MFS — March 7, 2010 @ 10:31 am - March 7, 2010

  3. Okay, I recind my last post! After googling the event looking for MSM reporting, I only found one small article from a Minnesota public radio station in the first six pages of results.

    Even there, our helpful friends on the left wrung their hands in worry about a backlash against the little heathens. “…when people respond to hate with more hate, it makes everything even worse” and “Let us not forget the fact that there are gay and lesbian people within the Somali community that experience hatred and fear among their own peers.”

    Hmmm.

    Anyway, I recalled hearing about it endlessly on talk-radio and Fox and simply assumed… Well, we all know what happens when one assumes.

    Best wishes,
    -MFS

    Comment by MFS — March 7, 2010 @ 10:44 am - March 7, 2010

  4. will gay groups cover this with the same degree of frenzied fervor they would if the three men were evangelical Christians?

    Hell, I’d be surprised if it got “the same degree of frenzied fervor” as Prop8. And I’m trying to remember: Who got shot in the face over that?

    Comment by ColoradoPatriot — March 7, 2010 @ 12:15 pm - March 7, 2010

  5. This is ruled by progressive canons on race. Islam, though it is a religion, gets treated as a race. Arabs are considered oppressed people of color. Therefore they are always victims and if they appear to be perpetrators, mention of their ethnicity or religion makes RACISM the issue, which is always the first progressive priority, even among progressive gays. A little homophobic violence pales in comparison. Had the shooters been Baptist boys from Alabama we’d have a march in the Castro right now. People of Color must always be protected, even if they are gay bashers.

    Comment by EssEm — March 7, 2010 @ 12:29 pm - March 7, 2010

  6. Easy, they will just ignore it. How else could you explain “Queers for Palestine”? I mean gay Muslims have fled to Israel because Muslim parts of the ME are intolerant.

    Comment by Andrew Ian Dodge — March 7, 2010 @ 12:35 pm - March 7, 2010

  7. Of course gay rights groups won’t say anything. It’s easy to trash talk Republicans and evangelicals. They won’t rip your head off in retaliation. It’s as Frank J. of IMAO mentions in his historic essay on nuking the moon:

    “Who do bullies pick on in the playground? The giant, crazy looking guy who looks ready to snap and kill the person nearest to him, or some harmless looking weenie who appears to do anything to avoid conflict?”

    Comment by Charon — March 7, 2010 @ 2:12 pm - March 7, 2010

  8. The Muslim Card trumps the Gay Card, for some reason unknown, even in Frisco. The incident has been officially declared: FORGOTTEN.

    Comment by Rhodium Heart — March 7, 2010 @ 4:10 pm - March 7, 2010

  9. The comments on the linked story at SFGate.com are exactly what you would expect. Blame for the incident is being placed squarely on evangelical Christians and the passage of Prop. 8 (Mormons). Apparently, if those evil Christians and Mormons had not voted for Prop. 8, Muslims would be more tolerant of gays (actually, if Christians publicly supported same-sex marriage, it would make Muslims less tolerant of Christians–not more tolerant of gays).

    It’s also interesting that about half of the 300+ comments have been deleted for violating SFGate’s “terms of use” policy. No doubt the deleted comments are the ones that actually place the blame where it belongs–on Muslim intolerance of everyone on Earth (including other Muslims). I’m sure blaming Muslims for anything violates SFGate’s policy.

    Here’s some fun examples of the unmitigated idiocy of SFGate’s readers:

    “Good job, CA voters… keep passing legislation like Prop 8 that spreads hatred and promotes total intolerance for others.”

    “This is why Prop 8 needs to be thrown away. As long as LGBT people are looked at as ‘less than’, segments of society will feel justified in victimizing them.”

    “Do you know these three men personally? Or are you basing their religion affiliation simply upon their names? Do you know if they’re devout, or lapsed, or fundamentalist? Or are they just 24 year old idiots? I’m all for condemning this hate crime, and perhaps we will find out that a warped view of Islam was a factor in its commission. But they could just as easily be Christian fundamentalists, in fact that’s a FAR more common religious affiliation for the committing of hate crimes against gays. Fred Phelps and his Baptist terrorists could show bin Laden et al a thing or two.”

    Comment by Sean A — March 7, 2010 @ 4:57 pm - March 7, 2010

  10. I came across this story today on jihadwatch.org…only place besides here I’ve seen it.

    Comment by Mark — March 7, 2010 @ 5:49 pm - March 7, 2010

  11. while some evangelical Christians say some pretty hateful things about homosexuals, they don’t go around videotaping themselves firing BB guns at gay men.

    And can someone point out the last time that gays were hanged in the public square by Christians?

    Bueller? Bueller?

    Comment by GayPatriot — March 7, 2010 @ 6:22 pm - March 7, 2010

  12. Uganda.

    Comment by orangewalker — March 7, 2010 @ 6:46 pm - March 7, 2010

  13. I’m sure we must tolerate the intolerance of these People of Color, because to do otherwise would be intolerant. And ethnocentric.

    Comment by Conservative Guy — March 7, 2010 @ 8:31 pm - March 7, 2010

  14. I’d go as far as Jenny. She and EssEm hit the proverbial nail on the head.

    Comment by Seane-Anna — March 7, 2010 @ 10:00 pm - March 7, 2010

  15. Ever hear of the Pink Pistols? Gay gun owners, we had a fun shoot today in San Leandro. My Heckler Kock is ALWAYS loaded and ready to fire. We have a large group in SF and the bay area.

    Comment by John in Dublin CA — March 8, 2010 @ 12:27 am - March 8, 2010

  16. Good to hear John (and I have heard of them)

    I need to get some ammo and to a range at some point.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 8, 2010 @ 6:51 am - March 8, 2010

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