Collateral damage? Or just Jeebus people getting thin-skinned again? [Darleen Click]
This just in from Anne Sorock of a group of fabulous gay hipsters of pallor surrounding and harassing an old black man reading a Bible…
… now that’s the stuff that will win hearts and minds!
But then there’s the David Frum column on the story, which makes me want to sing an Edwin Starr song: Frum! (HUH! Good GAWD y’all) / What does he stand for? / Absolutely nothin’ / Say it again!
And he does:
Welcome to 21st century America, where everybody is a victim. Once upon a time, victim status was the reserved property of a few minority groups. No longer! Americans have opened the doors of self-pity to all. White or black, rich or poor, straight or gay, male or female: all believe themselves uniquely persecuted and oppressed.
This July, a humble fried chicken sandwich became the symbol of two competing persecution narratives: gays vs. Christians.
You know from the set-up that he’s pooh-poohing the idea that anyone’s persecuted; it’s self-pity. Oh boo-hoo the state won’t let him open a restaurant because of his values. Get a load of that guy [...]
No, of course not. It’s them Jeebus people getting all thin-skinned again.
Tags: chick-fil-a, gay activists, harassment, hate