Monday, April 10, 2006

Conservatives Fighting For The Right To Be Intolerant

Republicans argue against frivilous suits, except when it is conservatives who are filing them. The Los Angeles Times reports how “Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant.” The problem:

Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she’s a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation.

To the conservative mind, “The legal argument is straightforward: Policies intended to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination end up discriminating against conservative Christians.” We must therefore allow right wingers to resume their gay bashing. Next they’ll demand the right to burn crosses and pursue the policies of their Nazi brothers against Jews. This is what conservatives mean when they claim to be defenders of freedom.


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