conservative commentator Mark Steyn spoke out against the groups he said were behind the hostile reactions to the remarks made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson made to GQ magazine about homosexuality and sin.
"I think in a strange way, this is the biggest story of the day, the week, the month," Steyn told fill-in host Rep. John Campbell (R-CA). "I'm actually quite worried that weâ(TM)re moving into an age of extremely heavy-handed ideological compliance. There was nothing this guy said in GQ that I think that should have rendered him banished from the airwaves. And I think it's interesting that what he said in fact is consistent with his character."
The syndicated columnist likened Robertson's suspension from his A&E television program to something out of post-World War II Eastern Europe under Communist rule.
"This is one of the biggest stories of our time--the strange need by the bureau of gay compliance or whatever the gay lobby group is calling itself these days and similar groups to enforce the most tedious ideological compliance," he said. "It's like something out of Milan Kundera's Eastern European novel about post-war communist Europe, The Joke, where you make one little comment and your life is over. And we're getting to that stage."
I guess the punchline would be to wait for the Priests of Cthulhu to come around for damn_registrars, and suddenly decide that all of his "President Lawnchair" remarks are beyond the pale, and watch him get led up to the altar of Political Correctness, to met the Ultimately Correct One.
Because there is nothing funnier than seeing one who has been a useful tool of the Priests find themselves on the receiving end. When all those days and weeks of trying to turn Phil Robertson's genuine, reasoned disagreement with and lack of understanding of homosexuality into something "homophobic" and a "rant" come home for him. As though by repeatedly characterizing things as hateful in a repeated way, irrespective of the baselessness of the claim, it can become true.
Lord have mercy on you and heal you, damn_registrars, and give you courage to pursue something proper while still here under the sun.