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Gay Rights Above All Else

With so many being punished for their traditional stance on marriage, I often wonder just how far the homosexual activists are willing to go in order to force their opposition into compliance.

A few weeks ago, TheCollegeConservative contributor, Bryana Johnson, wrote an article examining the rapid pace at which homosexual activists are progressing in order to shove their acceptance agenda down the throats of every American.  In the article, Johnson highlights the Quebec government’s recently launched registry aimed to track “homophobia.”  Any time a citizen overhears anything negative about homosexuality, they “must” report them to the registry; the reports will then be analyzed by the police.

This is nothing new, though, as Canada has been headed down this road for quite some time.  Some may recall that in 2008, a Christian pastor, Stephen Boisson, was criminally punished for expressing his moral opposition to homosexuality.  He was not only banned from speaking out against homosexuality, he was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 in “damages for pain and suffering.”  In addition, he was forced to apologize to the activist responsible for taking legal action against him.

Unfortunately, it is already painfully obvious that we are headed down the same road.  And since it’s nearly impossible to compile a list of every incident where homosexual activists have succeeded in bullying their opposition, I will stick to a few recent incidents.

Brad Pitt’s mother recently made national headlines when she wrote a letter to a Missouri editor encouraging voters to support Romney in order to defeat President Obama in November.  Here is an excerpt of Jane Pitt’s letter:

“Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama—a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”

The only thing that really seemed to catch the media’s attention is the fact that Jane Pitt opposes same-sex marriage.  For days, the media hyped it up and she is now fearing for her life after receiving countless death threats.

Two years ago, Jennifer Keeton was expelled from Augusta State University for vocalizing her opposition on homosexuality, both inside the classroom and outside the classroom.  Keeton filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the university, and just recently, the judge ruled in the university’s favor; hence her expulsion.

The Blaze reported on this story a few weeks back, but many of the readers were left wondering if she was removed from the program because she refused to counsel homosexual students.  I too felt that it was a little unclear, so I looked into it further.  According to the Student Press Law Center, Keeton was not removed from the program because she refused to counsel homosexuals; she was removed because she expressed views on homosexuality that her peers and instructors weren’t particularly fond of: “The faculty was concerned Keeton’s strong beliefs could interfere with her ability to become an effective practitioner.”  Keeton did not refuse to do an assignment, nor she did not refuse to counsel homosexuals; she did, however, refuse to condone the homosexual lifestyle.  Just as LBGT supporters are vocal about their support, Keeton is vocal about her opposition.  They did not expel her immediately, though.  She was put on probation and had to go through a remediation plan.  The remediation plan consisted of sensitivity training, writing papers about tolerance (because, obviously, this school knows all about tolerance), and attending gay pride events.  I can’t blame her for rejecting the brainwashing — I mean — remediation plan.

The school did not have a right to penalize Keeton because she did not violate the school’s rules.  Augusta State University is not a private university; it’s a public university.  When this case went before the federal district court, Judge James Randall Hall, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2007, should have ruled in Keeton’s favor because her First Amendment rights were trampled.

Apparently, appeasement to homosexual activists trumps the Constitution, and those who do not comply pay the consequences.
Atarah Golden | Cecil College | @AtarahGolden

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