This Gays Are Hateful Intolerant Terrorists For Protesting Against Prop 8 meme continues in Pat Boone's ridiculously over-the-top article in WorldNetDaily. In it, he compares LGBT rights advocates to the terrorists who murdered 200 people in Mumbai last week, saying:
"Thank God, it couldn't happen here. Could it?
Look around. Watch your evening news. Read your newspaper.
Are you unaware of the raging demonstrations in our streets, in front of our churches and synagogues, even spilling into these places of worship, and many of these riots turning defamatory and violent? Have you not seen the angry distorted faces of the rioters, seen their derogatory and threatening placards and signs, heard their vows to overturn the democratically expressed views of voters, no matter what it costs, no matter what was expressed at the polls? Twice?
I refer to California's Proposition 8....
What troubles me so deeply, and should trouble all thinking Americans, is that there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists."
You know, when I read this article I was reminded that sometimes anti-gay extremists only hurt their cause when they open their mouths. Pat Boone is one such person, and for that he deserves a coveted Freddy Award in honor of embarrassment-to-anti-gays-everywhere Fred Phelps.
The premise of Pat Boone's article, that Prop 8 protests are slippery slope towards violent terrorism, violates a corollary of Godwin's Law that these folks have necessitated:
In short, as oppressed minority groups lawfully fight for their rights, the probability that their actions are compared to a Recent Really Bad and Scary Event approaches one. When such an inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparison is made, the conversation is over and the person making the comparison has automatically lost. Game over. Pwned.
You see, like most thinking Americans, I'm not troubled one iota by the peaceful, lawful demonstrations that LGBT rights advocates have engaged in. Because like others in the reality-based world, I know that these demonstrations have not been marked by violence and we are nowhere near heading towards bombing innocent people. I think Pat Boone and some of his "marriage defense" buddies have their Magical Hyperbole Goggles on if they are interpreting the nationwide Prop 8 protests as "raging," "defamatory and violent" "riots." I mean seriously, get a grip.
To compare peaceful demonstrators to violent terrorists is low, even by WorldNetDaily standards. It is so low that it's almost laughable. I certainly hope that the more respectable leaders of the "marriage defense" movement are scrambling to distance themselves from and denounce this defamatory article.
Or, perhaps "marriage defenders" won't bother. Maybe they believe any means justifies their ultimate goal of keeping gay men and lesbians out of marriage even if the means involve exaggeration, false equivalencies, and defamations. If that's the case then it's just further proof that their "righteous" side can win is by lying about and de-humanizing us.