One of the most important things you need to know about “The Tolerant Left” is that as a gay conservative and Christian man, I have always been treated better by conservatives and Christians for being gay than I’ve been treated by the “gay community” for being conservative and Christian.
The “gay community” yowls so loudly about discrimination as cover for the hate-fueled attacks gays launch on a daily basis against Christians, conservatives, and Republicans; it is a classic and effective strategy because the “gay community” gets to do to others all the things it claims are being done to them and no one in conservative ranks is brave enough to call them out on the hypocrisy. Welcome to the dark side of Boystown’s rainbow, where all the Left’s dirtiest attacks on Republicans originate.
I want you to take a moment and read this article in the Washington Blade on gay Republican Caucus-goers in Iowa — but don’t focus on the article so much (which is innocuous) and instead look at the pure unadulterated hatred that’s on display in the COMMENTS. What you’ll read is pretty standard fare for any article that attracts attention from gay readers who have been conditioned to lash out irrationally and emotionally whenever they feel prompted to perform the way “gay community leaders” repeatedly instruct them to perform in public forums.
It’s actually quite fascinating how much cognitive dissonance exists in the “gay community”, and how a group of people who routinely complain about being supposedly “hated” by Republicans are, in fact, the only ones on the field displaying any hatred at all. This is an old-school Alinsky tactic: always accuse the other side of doing to you what you are aggressively doing to them so you can more easily get away with it.
I think it’s time I let you in on what’s been going on here in Boystown with me and the “gay community” and what I’ve been subjected to by the “gay community leaders” in Chicago — all because I’m an outspoken gay Republican and openly Christian and (most importantly) because I don’t support the use of the term “gay marriage” (when civil unions are what’s appropriate). That last one has gotten both drinks and punches thrown at me, because I am one of the gay men who insist that “marriage” is a religious term and no one has any business trying to take the sacrament of Marriage away from the church; there is no “gay baptism”, “gay communion”, “gay confirmation”, “gay holy orders”, or “gay last rites”, so there should be no “gay marriage” either.
“Civil unions” is an awkward and cold term, but it’s an accurate descriptor of the rights that gay couples should have under the law. I’ve long written on these pages that all consenting adults should be entitled to a “civil union” under the state that forms the basis of a contractual personal relationship between two committed individuals of legal age regardless of their gender — but “marriage” is a religious sacrament that is arbitrated by the Church, not the state, and it’s blasphemous to reappropriate the word “marriage’ into something that it most assuredly is not.
I’m going to get a “civil unioned” to my boyfriend this fall; I wish there was another word that was easier to say than “civil unioned” but that failure rests with the “gay community” for not being creative and inventive enough to coin a better term for “civil unions” that is distinct and reflective of the fact that this is a purely secular, non-religious union.
Once people have a civil union under the law, they are free to have whatever ceremony they want on top of that in their church or community. That’s when straight people get married in their church — in a religious sacrament — and gay people can have a “commitment ceremony” (or whatever better, inventive, creative term can be coined for this in the future) that is festooned with tradition and meaning in the “gay community”.
I’ve become a pariah in Boystown not just for my support of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party and my opposition to Barack Obama and the Left, but mainly for my insistence that it’s childish and flat-out wrong for the “gay community” to direct hatred at Christians for refusing to allow the word “marriage” to be redefined as something this sacrament is not. Because I write often on this topic and speak about it on radio and TV shows I guest on, I’ve attracted a cadre of self-styled “gay activists” who believe it’s their duty to punish me for not toeing the Left’s line and for encouraging other gay men to leave the Democrats’ plantation.
Beginning in the fall of 2010, I started being harassed by the staff of the Boystown bar Sidetrack because I’m a gay Christian and am a recent convert to the Republican Party (after having been a Democrat my entire life until 2008, when the Party left me by veering so dramatically to the Left). Sidetrack was once my favorite bar in Boystown, but this harassment led to my ultimately never intending to set foot in the place ever again. The bar’s owners, Arthur “Art” Johnston and Jose Pepin “Pepe Pep” Pena, continually purport to be “the leaders of the Chicago gay community”, with Johnston in particular fancying himself the “Midwest’s Harvey Milk”. For years, I bought into that propaganda because the bar constantly hosts very well-produced fundraising events for Equality Illinois (EI) — which is an organization that Johnston founded that claims to “fight for equality of all people in Illinois”. In reality, EI is just another cleverly-disguised tool in the Left’s Alinsky weapons-chest and the organization has no problem at all when people who are Christian or who identify as Republican are being harassed by the “Gaystapo”. “Equality” isn’t equal for everyone and “Equality Illinois” looks the other way in Illinois (and all states) when the harassers are gay and the victims are Christian and conservative instead of atheist Leftists like “gays are supposed to be”.
The term “Gaystapo” is what I’ve long called those gay men who self-appoint themselves arbiters of what’s “right” in a place like Boystown and who aggressively assail anyone who doesn’t toe the line of thought and speech that the Democrat Party sets for gays. In essence, the “Gaystapo” is the goon squad that comes after you if you’re gay but also Christian, Republican, or conservative in any way. The Tolerant Left mandates that if you’re a guy who just happens to like other guys then you MUST fall in line, vote only Democrat for the entirety of your lives (no matter how crazy and economy-killing Democrat policies are), and you must direct unmitigated hatred at Christians and Republicans at all times. If you don’t blindly follow these directives, you will be punished by the Gaystapo. This includes but is not limited to: social ostracism, harassment in gay bars by staff and drunk patrons, physical violence, career blacklisting, and the retaliatory harassment of people you love if the Gaystapo can’t do anything to you personally (ie, if they can’t hit me directly then they go after my boyfriend or my close gay friends to punish them for being associated with me).
Doing their part as the resident Gaystapo “godfathers” here in Boystown, Johnston and Pena use the bar Sidetrack in Chicago to rev up a sustained hatred of Christians, conservatives and Republicans by playing incendiary videos on the massive screens mounted throughout the bar. This is actually very unusual for a gay bar, since the other clubs here in Boystown at least exclusively play music videos (and maybe clips of old Showtunes here and there at sing-a-long events throughout the week); Sidetrack long ago made the activist decision to include incredibly mean-spirited and hate-mongering “comedy clips” in their video rotation designed to inspire hatred for Christians in general and specific Republican political figures such as Governor Sarah Palin, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, columnist Ann Coulter, and others. Remember in 1984 when the “two-minute hates” would jarringly pop up on screens out of nowhere and direct people to irrationally hate their “enemies” without any reason given for such hatred? That’s what it’s like being in Sidetrack, grooving to a fun pop video, and then seeing a brutally misogynist attack on Sarah Palin fill the screens out of nowhere and continue until the crowd’s shouting “Kill that b****! Rape her! Make her dead!” (which are actual quotes from Sidetrack patrons during one of the ongoing “twelve-minute hates” directed at the Governor by Gaystapo godfathers Jonston and Pena in Chicago).
90% of the Republicans attacked by Sidetrack on a regular basis are women, because the dirty open secret in any gay enclave like Boystown is that the only thing gay men hate more than Christians or Republicans is WOMEN. Misogyny’s on tap at places like Sidetrack, where it’s given away free of charge seven days a week. The prime vehicles of delivery are the giant video screens that captivate the intoxicated with political and religious torture porn to condition them to have this aggressively hateful Pavlovian response whenever hearing a Republican’s name.
I’ve written a few articles in the past about some of the more egregious things that Johnston and Pena do at Sidetrack to completely contradict the stated mission of their nonprofit Equality Illinois organization. During the 2010 Governor’s race here in Illinois, Sidetrack devoted all of its windows facing Halsted to massive signs that declared Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady to be a bigot; they borrowed the Ghostbusters’ circle-with-a-line-through-it and smacked Brady’s name where the ghost would be, encouraging the guys who frequent the bars in Boystown to direct hatred towards Brady and “bust that bigot” wherever possible. An equivalent of this in another Democrat identity-based subgroup would be a business in a black neighborhood putting up a window display indentifying a particular person as a RAAACIST! and encouraging black people who saw it to “do whatever needs to be done to that man”. No explanation for why Sidetrack declared Brady a bigot was given, and no evidence for Brady being a “bigot” was needed because in the gay community being a Christian or a Republican makes you an automatic enemy and people like Johnston and Pena never understand what hypocrites they are for revving up hatred like this while simultaneously sitting on the board of “Equality Illinois” — where, of course, they regularly complain about perceived hatred being directed at gays.
The absolute worst example of this blind hypocrisy happened on January 12th, 2011 — the Thursday immediately after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a Tucson, Arizona assassination attempt on Sunday January 8th. While the rest of the country was reeling from the shock of this tragedy, at Sidetrack, co-owner Pena was playing a video he had created in Sidetrack’s in-house editing facility that depicted the assassination of Governor Sarah Palin and her entire family with fetishistic and gruesome detail. It was the single most shocking thing I’ve ever seen aired in a public accommodation; if it had been an actual movie, it would have been NC-17. Pena personally stood in the VJ booth laughing hysterically while he watched a video play that showed the Palin family in the woods being mowed down into their graves like the Romanovs; this was a clip that Sidetrack lifted from some tasteless online comedy site and re-edited to be bloodier and more graphic than what originally aired. Just four days after Congresswoman Giffords was shot in an assassination attempt, the supposed “leaders of Chicago’s gay community” thought it was hilariously funny and politically appropriate to screen an extended, 12-minute long hate reel of footage depicting the brutal murders of Governor Palin, her husband, and her children in a firestorm of bullets discharged from assault rifles.While Sidetrack’s owners laughed and encouraged their patrons to shout “Kill her! Rape that b****! Make her dead!” at the screen.
It was like the torture porn of the Saw movies, designed personally by Pena to punish Governor Palin for being a Christian, a conservative, a Republican, and (perhaps most importantly of all) a WOMAN. The video had a strong “Take that, b****!” attitude to it — just like most of the “comedy” videos Sidetrack plays. Another favorite video of Pena’s is one that’s aired every Thursday on “Comedy Night”: it’s a video of an elderly woman being raped by a large, Marmaduke-type dog. The woman begs for help as the dog starts mounting her, but her sick relative holding the camera thinks it’s funny so he allows the dog to push the woman to the floor and ready her for sex. I’ve personally seen Pena up in the VJ booth laughing hysterically at this, too — truly enjoying himself as a woman being raped by an animal screams for the horror to stop.Welcome to Sidetrack…would you care for another frozen margarita?
At any event where a Sidetrack staff member’s given a microphone to speak, part of the program involves some sort of hate speech directed against Christians, conservatives, and Republicans. It’s always jarring, since it will be something like a Halloween costume contest and in the middle of announcing the winner the MC will start into a rant about how Christians and Republicans are the enemies of the gay community and how everyone in earshot needs to take to the streets and “get them” or “show them” or “teach them a lesson”. It’s scary stuff, folks…and The Tolerant Leftists of the Gaystapo don’t have the slightest idea what hypocrites they are for marshaling so much consistent hatred against these straw men (and women) whom they keep claiming “hate us!”.
In reality, it’s not Christians, conservatives, or Republicans doing the hating — but it’s men like Johnston and Pena and other Gaystapo godfather “community leaders” who deliberately play two-minute-hate videos like those shown every night at Sidetrack that are intended to whip gay viewers into a hateful frenzy directed at “their enemies” and encourage them to shout expletives at the screen as if Republican political figures were live in the room.
As noted earlier, I started experiencing this Gaystapo hatred and harassment first hand in 2010, when one Sidetrack bartender came across my writing online and heart me on the radio talking about civil unions vs. “gay marriage” and decided I needed to be punished in Boystown for being a gay Christian who is conservative and a newly-minted Republican (instead of the Leftist Democrat I was required to be because I am gay). So this individual, who I’ll call Dan for our purposes here, began revving up Sidetrack staff and bar patrons against me. He encouraged people to harm me physically, to bump into me and spill their drinks on me, and to ostracize me in the “gay community” by making me a pariah in Boystown. He became a pretty dedicated stalker, too, because he’d do this not only at Sidetrack but anywhere else on the Halsted bar strip where he’d run into me; the end result was always the same: he’d point at me, tell people I was a gay Christian and a “Republican writer” and then ask people what they “were going to do about it”, nudging them to “teach (me) a lesson”. On more than one occasion I felt that my personal safety was in jeopardy because Dan would deliberately choose the most intoxicated people he could find to rev up against me like this — since Dan took cues from his bosses at Sidetrack that he should be an arbiter of who “belongs” in the gay community and who doesn’t. Incredibly loud and drunk guys would come up to me in these bars and start shouting at me for being “a traitor to the community” while Dan and his fellow Sidetrack staffers sat on their bar stools, giggling, enjoying the confrontation they delivered me for my religious and personal beliefs.
It’s very similar to what happened to the guy on LOGO’s reality show “The A-List” in Dallas, where another gay Christian and conservative man was targeted for abuse because he had lunch with Ann Coulter one day. His punishment from the Gaystapo was the trashing of his car and a physical beating for meeting with “She Who Must Not Be Named” (as some in the Gaystapo refer to Coulter). My punishment was being targeted for this harassment by Dan and his fellow Sidetrack workers, with the expressed encouragement of Sidetrack’s owners Johnston and Pena (the “Godfathers” overseeing the Gaystapo in Chicago).
All of it hit a head in May of last year when I was denied public accommodation at Sidetrack by a doorman who was encouraged to harass me by Dan. I was told — directly — that “We shouldn’t even let your kind in here” and that I was a “traitor” to the gay community; “my kind” was defined clearly as a gay Christian, conservative, and Republican man. At that point, I felt that Dan had gotten to too many staff members at Sidetrack and that I was no longer safe patronizing the bar. I was genuinely afraid of being “accidentally” tripped or pushed down the many stairs in the bar or otheewise harmed physically by Sidetrack staff or patrons at Dan’s encouragement. That’s above and beyond these people doing petty things like putting something in drinks that I’d order to punish me. I reasonably became convinced that if I kept going to Sidetrack that Dan would escalate things with customers and his fellow staff to the point where I’d be physically assaulted on the premises because of my religion and my outspoken personal beliefs (which did not jive with what Art Johnston and other “gay community leaders” mandated for gay guys living in Boystown).
Ladies and gentlemen, I present “The Tolerant Left” in action here in Boystown.
I have asked the City of Chicago to investigate this anti-Christian hatred that’s ongoing at Sidetrack and intend someday to get Art Johnston himself at a table where I can ask him why he thinks it’s appropriate for the man who created “Equality Illinois” to run a business where staffers target gay Christians, conservatives, and Republicans for abuse because they don’t toe the line the Democrat Party has set for them. I have repeatedly asked him for an explanation as to why Sidetrack insists on producing and airing the two-minute-hates directed at Christians, conservatives, and Republicans and why the bar revs up hatred in the gay community against women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Ann Coulter (even going so far as to mock Palin’s Down Syndrome afflicted son Trig on occasion as well, in an effort to encourage hatred for the Governor).
If you’re a straight person who doesn’t often read gay magazines or newspapers, you might have no idea just how hate-filled and rage-fueled the “gay community” truly is — or how hypocritical it is for continually claiming to be victims, while simultaneously persecuting gay men and women who are Christian or who otherwise don’t fall in line with the group think of the “gay community”.
It’s important for conservatives at large to care about all this because 90% of the attacks on Republican candidates originate in places like Sidetrack, where the Gaystapo creates the memes that ridicule and attempt to tear down Republicans running for office. What starts in gay circles becomes trends that reverberate through pop culture and eventually hit conservatives where you live whether you realize gays have started the attack or not.
The Democrat Party has been using gays for this purpose for years, in much the same way that black people are used as thugs whenever a Republican needs to be destroyed and the most convenient means available to the Left is to gin up false accusations of RAACISM!. Blacks are the first choice of an attack squad for Democrats, but gays are the B-Team since they are forever willing to scream that someone like Bill Brady is a BIGOT! or a HOMOPHOBE! when they have absolutely no evidence to support that. Because they claim to be perpetual victims, the Gaystapo believes it can scream and shout whatever it wants about a Christian, conservative, or Republican whether there’s any merit in it or not. A lot of these guys get so revved up by the videos played and speeches made in bars like Sidetrack that they feel like they’re on a crusade to viciously assault Christians, conservatives, and Republicans wherever possible — but most especially in an election year.
One of Barack Obama’s big strategies for re-election in 2012 depends largely on the twin Alinsky goon squads found in the black and gay communities working separately as engines of hate directed against Republicans. Blacks in the Race Industry will claim the ultimate Republican nominee is a RAAACIST! and will use thuggery and intimidation tactics to suppress the conservative vote (since so many Republicans are terrified of being called RAAACISTS! for standing up to Democrats and opposing Obama). The Gaystapo will relentlessly mock the Republican nominee in the most explicit terms possible and will claim that person’s a HOMOPHOBE! in an Alinsky attempt to alienate that person from the support of Independent voters (who don’t like voting for someone they are convinced is hurting “those poor defenseless gays”).
This is a classic strategy for Democrats that works over and over again because so few conservatives are brave enough to even talk about what the Black and Gay communities do — and how shamelessly and horribly they behave — in service to the political aims of the Left.
You really need to start paying attention to the outrageously hateful comments that Gaystapo acolytes drop on articles like the one from the Washington Blaze at the top. The Gaystapo is usually a month or two ahead of what the standard meme will be in the mainstream Democrat talking points. Gay bars, magazines, and newspapers are sort of the meth lab and test kitchen for the attacks you will see Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Christ Matthews and other Leftist talking heads use further down the road (like a Broadway show that does a trial run in Chicago or San Francisco first, anything that’s intended to harm a Republican political candidate will be aired at Sidetrack in Boystown or some other gay bar to be focus grouped and workshopped before it’s “ready” as an Alinsky attack on the national scale).
I wish I could say there’s a way to get all this to stop, but Democrats keep black people on the plantation through entitlement programs and the continual destruction of black families and gays are kept brainwashed and hate-fueled by Gaystapo “godfathers” like Art Johnston here in Boystown who use their videos, speeches, and bar culture peer pressure to train every new generation of gay man that comes along to actively hate Christians, conservatives, Republicans, and women.
In both cases, if a black person or a gay man dares to think for her or himself and openly reveals a belief or point of view different from that mandated by the Democrat Party, then the respective Alinsky goon squads come out in force for enough skull-cracking to ensure the person attempting to leave the plantation is a “cautionary tale” to discourage other blacks or gays from being an open and proud Christian, conservative, or Republican too.
This is what we’re all really up against — just so you know what’s going on behind the scenes on the darker side of Boystown’s rainbow.
It will impact and affect you, even if you don’t ever think about where these two-minute-hates are produced and focus-grouped.
© 2012, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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