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HRC: Two Days of Silence, Will You Speak up?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 4:09 pm - June 22, 2012.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

Two days after Sarah Palin’s daughter called someone a “f***ot” on Facebook — and after one daughter apologized for the remarks, HRC released this statement:

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – for the second day called on former Republican Vice Presidential candidate and current reality TV show star Sarah Palin to come out against the kind of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment sadly typified by her 16-year-old daughter’s posting on Facebook. Willow Palin has since deleted her Facebook page and Bristol Palin has apologized for their behavior, but Sarah Palin has said nothing.

“Sarah Palin’s daughter seems to know when an apology is in order, why doesn’t she?” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. “As a mother, she should know to speak up when a child makes hateful remarks, particularly in this cyber age. Anti-LGBT bullying needs to stop and Sarah Palin should be a part of making that happen.”

Now, two days after Dan Savage, a year older than Mrs. Palin (who herself did not speak the word), used the same slur against a gay conservative organization, they remain silent.  (At the close of this post, I include a screen capture of my search of their web-site for “Dan Savage”.)

Mr. Savage has not apologized for his use of the term, nor as best as I (a non-Twitter user) can determine has not deleted his tweet.

Last night (Pacific time), I sent this letter to Charles Joughin, listed on HRC’s press page as their press contact:

Charles—

Please note I am cc-ing this to my co-blogger Bruce Carroll.

As you may know, I blog at GayPatriot.net. Back in November 2010, in this release (http://www.hrc.org/press-releases/entry/hrc-to-sarah-palin-two-days-of-silence-will-you-speak-up) and this blog post (http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-to-sarah-palin-use-daughters-facebook-slur-as-teachable-moment), HRC called on Sarah Palin to address her daughter’s use of the term, “faggot.”

Now, a prominent gay man, Dan Savage, himself a year older than Governor Palin, has used the same term to slur a whole class of gay people, gay Republicans preferring Mr. Romney to Mr. Obama in the upcoming presidential contest.

Please tell me how HRC plans to respond to this disparaging reference. Will your organization fault Mr. Savage for making such “hateful remarks” (as per your release on the younger Palin’s use of the same slur)? Will you be calling on him to apologize as did Willow Palin?

I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
Dan
(B. Daniel Blatt)

I have not heard back from him — or anyone at HRC.

 

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20 Comments

  1. Yet another glaring example of the lefts hypocrisy. If you dare think for yourself you’re not worth defending. And why should Sarah apologize for a comment she didn’t make?

    Comment by Shawn O'Brien — June 22, 2012 @ 4:55 pm - June 22, 2012

  2. I suspect you will hear anything back. BTW, I convinced a friend of mine to take the link to donate to the HRC off of his website.

    Comment by Tom — June 22, 2012 @ 6:03 pm - June 22, 2012

  3. Um, I meant to say “I suspect you will NOT hear anything back.” Sorry.

    Comment by Tom — June 22, 2012 @ 6:04 pm - June 22, 2012

  4. And Savage won’t. While the rest of us see it, he doesn’t, nor will he ever see the dichotomy in his behavior. In his mind it, it’s justified and acceptable.

    Comment by Kate — June 22, 2012 @ 7:52 pm - June 22, 2012

  5. I don’t know if you’ll hear anything back, but I applaud you for writing them and bringing attention.

    Currently I’m about to start taking our statewide Pride organization to task for making this year’s festivities nothing more than a glorified political rally for Dems.

    Comment by Tim in MT — June 23, 2012 @ 2:11 am - June 23, 2012

  6. No problems with the term. HRC’s complaint was retarded. IMHO it’s a word we need to reclaim anyway. Tho with all the anti-gay people GOProud supports I hardly believe they are even really gay. Sadists yes. Gay no.

    Comment by Alex — June 23, 2012 @ 3:31 am - June 23, 2012

  7. It’s like when the anti-gay social conservative turns out to be gay. Savage the anti-bigot is himself one

    Comment by Leo — June 23, 2012 @ 4:05 am - June 23, 2012

  8. HRC is running around as the selective speech police.

    Looks weak and petty. Why are HRC reps never guests on any hard hitting news interview programs?

    Comment by Geena — June 23, 2012 @ 11:24 am - June 23, 2012

  9. Alex, please identify the anti-gay people GOProud supports. Thanks!

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — June 23, 2012 @ 12:56 pm - June 23, 2012

  10. I’ll be checking back here to see what HRC has to say to Dan’s letter. My guess is crickets will be chirping.

    Thanks for sticking up for us gay conservative guys, Dan. Means a lot to me.

    Comment by Alan — June 23, 2012 @ 3:54 pm - June 23, 2012

  11. What is the deal with “reclaiming” words?

    Comment by Rattlesnake — June 23, 2012 @ 7:51 pm - June 23, 2012

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