GOProud, the only gay/lesbian organization that seems to understand the threat to gays and lesbians posed by radical Islam, is coming out swinging in the California Republican senatorial race. In an April 5th press release, GOProud condemned the candidacy of Tom Campbell, former Republican representative from the Golden State. In the words of Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud:
The greatest threat facing gay people worldwide is the spread of radical anti-gay Islam. Unfortunately, Tom Campbell’s record makes it clear he either doesn’t understand that or is unwilling to confront it.
LaSalvia goes on to note that Campbell, who is courting the gay/lesbian community in his bid for the Republican senatorial nod, has been a supporter of the convicted terrorist, Sami Al-Arian who was a contributor to Campbell’s failed senate run in 2000. Campbell has also shown himself to be virulently anti-Israel. And as LaSalvia points out, how does one rationalize support for gay/lesbian equality while consistently condemning the only country in the Middle East that fosters a climate of tolerance and freedom for lesbians and gays?
Israel is a beacon of freedom and tolerance in a sea of radically anti-gay regimes in the Middle East. You simply cannot claim to support equality of opportunity for gays and lesbians while at the same time seeking to undermine the only country in the Middle East that treats gay people with dignity and respect.
The political schizophrenia that dominates the Western weltansicht today views the world through the either/or filter of victim-hood, categorizing whole groups of people as good or evil using the very same methods it claims to decry. Race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion are used as divining rods of righteousness by self-serving progressives in their never-ending pursuit of superiority through perpetually saving the downtrodden du jour. And Tom Campbell is a prime example of the slimy American politician eager to jump on this victim-hood bandwagon.
As for lesbian and gay progressives and their Palestinian and Muslim love fest, well, perhaps these disdainful dupes should scoot around the internet a bit and troll through some of those enlightened Islamic websites just to see what this newest ‘victim’ group has in store for their brothers and sisters in solidarity. And surprise, surprise, it ain’t nothin nice.