Thursday, January 02, 2014

Liberal McCarthyism

Why what happens to the Robert Lopezes of the world actually matters to us all

By Lisa Severine Nolland
January 1st, 2014

The following is written in the aftermath of events pertaining to the Duck Dynasty, A&E and GLAAD.

In his 'Life on GLAAD's Blacklist', US Professor Robert Lopez describes his fall from grace at the hands of the US-based gay rights organization, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to become a persona non grata professionally and socially. Conjure up images of religious excommunication or informal McCarthyism and you will get an idea of what he has endured since 'coming out' publicly against gay 'marriage' (he was raised by two lesbians and so speaks from that vantage point).

Old friends and even some family members took GLAAD's marching orders and have summarily cut me out of their lives. And when I mean cut me out, I mean we will never be in the same room again. One person very close to me, who works in the entertainment industry, was accosted at a dinner and told in no uncertain terms that if he didn't join in denouncing me, he'd have difficulty finding work. (1) But what about the situation in Britain? British evangelical leaders are not losing work, friends or status because of their public views, and indeed, the state authorities they partner with on various community projects are only too willing to have their input (and help). They hold orthodox Christian views on sexual matters, though they do not talk about it much, and certainly never with the said authorities, reassuring themselves 'preaching the Gospel' will sort things.

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