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Jan 24 2014

‘Ex-gay’: ‘Communist’ Gay Activists to Blame for Brutal Laws

Christopher Doyle, an “ex-gay” activist (read: someone pretending not to be gay) with Voice of the Voiceless, says that gay rights activists are communists and it’s their own damn fault that Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries pass brutal and unjust laws against them:

Gay activists continue to play the victim card around the world, but their story is getting old. However, the media still plays into their narratives. For example, just this week Bill O’Reilly had Juan Williams and another commentator slam Vladimir Putin’s recent comments, telling gays to “leave the children in peace” when athletes come to Sochi boycott-sochi-olympicsfor the Olympic games in February.

O’Reilly and company joked about how un-evolved and ignorant Putin is when it comes to gay rights while condemning the Russian anti-gay propaganda law, which passed in their legislative body 436-0. But in actuality, O’Reilly and just about the entire mainstream media are really the ones who are unable to think critically on this issue.

As I said in The Christian Post article, anti-gay laws in countries like Uganda, Nigeria, India, and Russia are not being created in a vacuum. I would argue that they are also not in direct response to indigenous gay rights movements. These countries are enacting laws as a response to gay activists’ intolerance towards traditional views on marriage and sexuality, and their attempts to silence the speech and beliefs of those who disagree with them. These activists are largely succeeding with their goals in Western countries, and are now importing their Communist strategies into other non-Western countries to achieve global dominance.

Sounds a lot like what an abusive husband says, doesn’t it? “Why do you make hit you, baby? If you’d just stop being all uppity and demanding to be treated like a human being, I wouldn’t have to beat you up.”

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  1. 1
    Alverant

    Another case where “communist” means “a group we don’t like”.

  2. 2
    leskimopie

    “These countries are enacting laws as a response to gay activists’ intolerance towards traditional views on marriage and sexuality, and their attempts to silence the speech and beliefs of those who disagree with them.”

    See, the answer isnt to be intolerant and “attempt” to silence speech of those who disagree with you…the answer is to be intolerant and ACTUALLY silence speech of those who disagree with you. The fact you can, makes you right.

  3. 3
    culuriel

    And when Doyle says “..silence the speech and beliefs…” what he means is being called the religious bigot he is. Doyle is actually defending anti-gay laws just because he hates being called a bigot.

  4. 4
    John Pieret

    Translation: “intolerance towards traditional views on marriage and sexuality” = “won’t get back in the closet and pretend to be like us”; “attempts to silence the speech and beliefs of those who disagree with them” = “won’t get back in the closet and let us abuse them”; “importing their Communist strategies” = “won’t get back in the closet and dare to ask for equal rights, because equal rights were what Communist states were all about.”

    just about the entire mainstream media are really the ones who are unable to think critically on this issue

    And another irony meter goes in the trash.

  5. 5
    Jeremy Shaffer

    If Sandy Rios can blame racist white people on blacks, then I guess this guy can blame anti-gay bigotry on gays.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/23/fox-news-contributor-angry-blacks-to-blame-for-rise-in-american-anglo-saxon-racism/

  6. 6
    Gregory in Seattle

    Yup. And (insert criminal activity of choice) would stop being a problem if victims would stop making it into a problem.

  7. 7
    Synfandel

    Among a population of over 300 million, are there a hundred Americans who have some idea what the word “communist” actually means?

  8. 8
    pocketnerd

    But in actuality, O’Reilly and just about the entire mainstream media are really the ones who are unable to think critically on this issue.

    So, wait, O’Reilly counts as “mainstream media” now?

    And this is essentially a 1990s reactionary meme that I’d thought had finally died: “We’re not anti-gay! We’re just upset because you gays are so conspicuously gay! If you weren’t so in-our-face about your gayness, we’d probably leave you alone!” The subtext seems to be “crawl back into the closet so we can go back to pretending you don’t exist. Or better yet, save us the trouble and just stop existing.”

  9. 9
    Ichthyic

    gay rights…. activists… communists… Russia….

    *head explodes*

  10. 10
    Ichthyic

    are there a hundred Americans who have some idea what the word “communist” actually means?

    yup.

    http://rt.com/usa/us-american-communist-community/

    there actually are long term functional communist communities spread across the US.

    but that’s just it… the screen heavily for who is allowed in, and keep the population small.

    thus, spoiler behavior is unable to ruin these designed communities.

    in fact, there never has been, nor ever will be, a large scale population where communism, or pure democracy for that matter, can work.

    prisoner’s dilemma.

  11. 11
    Ichthyic

    …though one could easily argue that even the elements of communism incorporated into that community do not make it communist per se.

    *shrug*

    point being at least there are some americans who at least looked at the ideas.

  12. 12
    Tabby Lavalamp

    These countries are enacting laws as a response to gay activists’ intolerance towards traditional views on marriage and sexuality, and their attempts to silence the speech and beliefs of those who disagree with them.

    “First those damned civil rights commies in the 60s were intolerant towards our traditional views on race relations, and now this! Where will it end?!?!”

  13. 13
    A Waterchapel

    …. These activists are largely succeeding with their goals in Western countries, and are now importing their Communist strategies into other non-Western countries to achieve global dominance.

    I really wanted to, but I can’t even

  14. 14
    Bronze Dog

    And this is essentially a 1990s reactionary meme that I’d thought had finally died: “We’re not anti-gay! We’re just upset because you gays are so conspicuously gay! If you weren’t so in-our-face about your gayness, we’d probably leave you alone!” The subtext seems to be “crawl back into the closet so we can go back to pretending you don’t exist. Or better yet, save us the trouble and just stop existing.”

    One of the biggest reasons I can sympathize with the LGBT cause is because this same message is often heaped on atheists like me. They’re trying to pretend that talking about problems is worse than the problems themselves.

    I often wonder if they’d be perfectly fine and dandy with putting organized crime in charge of the government and media because it’s better that witnesses be silenced so crime and corruption go unreported than the newspaper to have a story other than celebrity gossip on the front page.

    On second thought, isn’t that worryingly close to being an accurate representation of America’s state of affairs?

  15. 15
    martinc

    the Russian anti-gay propaganda law, which passed in their legislative body 436-0

    I love the need to refer to the size of the vote, as if to reinforce that such legislation is a no-brainer. Reminds me of how dictators win 99.9999% of the vote in their ‘elections’ and claim it as an endorsement of how much the (terrified) people love them.

  16. 16
    Schlumbumbi

    Same old, same old.

    A movement which loudly and openly opposes the hardliners in a society, is the same movement which almost inevitably chases off the moderates in the direction of the hardliners.

    That’s steamroller tactics 101 for you.

  17. 17
    Dr X

    Just a matter of time before he’s an ex-ex-gay.

  18. 18
    somnus

    I kinda think gays are “intolerant of traditional views of marriage and sexuality” in much the same way that the Founder of the US were “intolerant of traditional views of rulership and authority.” But they’re winning the battle without having to blow people up.

  19. 19
    vmanis1

    What I hear in statements such as Doyle’s is `The Holocaust is the fault of the Jews’, a common lie among a certain group of anti-Semites. Not just `they got uppity’, but `we are good, kind, caring people who would never dream of doing this if it weren’t necessary to protect our country from these evil people’. Make no mistake about it, people are being killed in Africa because of these laws (though thankfully on nowhere near the scale of the Holocaust). Russia is a different case so far, but the Russian laws have the flavor of the Nuremberg Laws, where at first minor restrictions are imposed, and then the restrictions become more and more severe. The proposed law taking children away from gay parents, for example, was only withdrawn from debate; I fully believe it will be reintroduced after the Olympics.

  20. 20
    Al Dente

    Does Doyle know that Putin actually was a Communist and spent 16 years in the KGB?

  21. 21
    timgueguen

    Even more amusing is that after the paragraph where he mentions “Communist tactics” he uses the term “Homofascism.” Seriously, make up your damn mind, Doyle! Are gay people Commies or Fascists? They can’t be both.

  22. 22
    freehand

    timgueguen: Seriously, make up your damn mind, Doyle! Are gay people Commies or Fascists? They can’t be both.”

    Stuff and nonsense. Not only both, but they’re liberals, too. All of ‘em.

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