How quick some gay activists (and even the head of the Human Rights Campaign as per an August 15, 2011 letter from its then-president) are to label critics of the “equality” agenda as “hateful.” Instead of calling opponents of state recognition of same-sex marriage just that, opponents of same-sex marriage, they have to call them H8ers.
It does seem gay activists readily label their ideological adversaries as haters — and gay conservatives as “self-hating.” They do like to bandy the slur “hate” about.
Now, we see something worse than this art of name-calling. Another lesbian has been caught staging an anti-gay hate speech:
A lesbian student has been kicked out of college and arrested after it emerged she was behind a string of anti-gay messages slipped under her dorm room door, police said.
After the notes were found in Alexandra Pennell’s room at Central Connecticut State University in March, hundreds came out in support of the student at a campus rally against hate crimes.
But when police hid a camera along the hallway outside her room, they allegedly caught her leaving the notes herself – and she admitted she had written them to get the attention of her roommate.
About six weeks ago, a lesbian couple in Colorado who had “claimed they were victims of a hate crime [were] arrested after police determined they staged the incidents.“
Now, the question, are the two phenomena linked, the readiness to label opponents of the gay groups’ agenda “haters” and the staging of this anti-gay hate speech?
NB: Please note the inclusion of this article in the “Random Thoughts” category; I may address these incidents again in a subsequent post. I throw this out there for discussion and debate. I have some ideas of my own which I would like to flesh out in future posts, but want to post on the story while the news of the Connecticut incident is still fresh.
UPDATE: Commenting on the Connecticut incident, our reader Greg quips on his blog that, “Unfortunately, the charges in question do not include charging her with a hate crime against the groups she explicitly and implicitly blamed for encouraging ‘hate’ against her.”
FROM THE COMMENTS: American Elephant contends that it’s “not even fair to label them ‘opponents of same-sex marriage’, they are, overwhelmingly, supporters of traditional marriage — a very important distinction.” It is an important distinction. Is he right?