A few years ago, Yours Truly asserted that there was a “gay cabal? in the OCA. I was derided by some for even believing such things existed. Since that time, Pope Francis revealed to the world that there was indeed such a cabal in the Vatican (he called it a “gay lobby”) and now ultraliberal Bill Maher said the same thing. Only he called it a “gay mafia.”
What he was talking about was the recent defenestration of Brendan Eich, (former) CEO of Mozilla. Eich’s crime? He gave $1,000 to California’s Prop 8 back in 2008, a proposition which passed with 52% of the vote. Proposition 8 if you remember, was crafted to codify marriage as properly understood. It was supported overwhelmingly by African-Americans, Latinos, whites, and a certain candidate for President named Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. It’s since been struck down by a tyrannical court but that’s a story for another day.
Savor the irony. Drink it in as you would a rich, aromatic brew of Ethiopian coffee. Eich committed Crimethink. He is being subjected to a Two Minute Hate. He doesn’t have the popularity or the fan base of a Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty so he’ll probably retire into obscurity. Hopefully he’s socked away enough cash to live out the remainder of his days in comfort, otherwise he’ll have to don an apron and work at McDonald’s.
I’d like to think that we’re at Peak “Tolerance” and that ordinary people have had enough of the Progressive Brownshirts but I have a feeling that we’re going to see more of this for the foreseeable future. Maybe not. Who knows? In any event, those of us who are firm in our faith will need to pray for an extra measure of grace because I have a feeling it’s going to get a lot worse. Many of our bishops will be no help in this matter. Indeed, some (and we know who you are!) will welcome the new moral regime. And it won’t just be gay ideology driving the coming persecution but all manner of immorality.
In the meantime, I’ll gladly accept the apologies of my critics who took me to task for believing such conspiracies existed.
Source: Real Clear Politics
In the online-only “Overtime” portion of his HBO show Real Time, host Bill Maher weighed in on the Mozilla controversy, and did not react in a way that you would think. Maher seemed to disagree with gay rights activists for targeting Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich because of a 2008 donation to support a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in California.
“Well, and he gave it when President Obama was still against gay marriage. So, I don’t think it’s very fair,” Carrie Sheffield of Forbes said.
“Good point,” Maher responded.
“I think there is a gay mafia,” Maher said. “I think if you cross them, you do get whacked.”