Mr. Obama’s video was contributed to the online video project launched by sex columnist Dan Savage www.itgetsbetterproject.com. A growing number of celebrities have contributed video testimonials to reassure gay, lesbian and trans-gendered young people that the isolation and bullying they experience in high school will end, and give way to a fulfilling adult life.
In his video, the president says he was shocked and saddened about the suicides of several gay teens who were bullied and taunted for being gay. “We’ve got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage,” Mr. Obama says.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be picked up for being gay but I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling like you don’t belong,” he says. “What I want to say is this: You are not alone. You didn’t do anything wrong…There are people out there who love you and care about you just the way you are.”Bullying, it can happen to anybody. It causes damage to a person emotionally and psychologically. Some are driven to suicide. Anyone would agree that bullying is wrong.
But Obama and the Left are not really interested in ending bullying. They're more interested in protecting some and engaging in the behavior they claim to condemn, and the concept of politically-correct bully has grown under the Regime of a community organizer turned "President" who lectures about civility in the public square out one side of his mouth and then talks about about "punishing your enemies," dressing down the Supreme Court in front of Congress, trying to influence the recent election in Israel, and uses the federal government (IRS) to attack groups opposed to his extreme, far-Left agenda.
Remember Carrie Prejean, who had her Miss California title stripped from her because of the backlash she received after politely stating she was opposed to "gay marriage" because of her faith?
Remember the outrage at Chick-fil-A, because the owner, a Christian, stated his opposition as well to gay marriage due to his faith? Never mind that Chick-fil-A does not discriminate against whom they serve. The idea that one has a difference of opinion over the institution of marriage is enough to silence and take away a man's millstone.
The list goes on, Hobby Lobby, the State of Arizona (for wanting to secure it's border), and Rush Limbaugh, who was the target of a Twitter campaign #StopRush that was pushed by the illegally tax exempt group (funded by George Soro$) Media Mutters for Amerika.
There is on Twitter this thing called StopRush, and it's people attacking me and this program much the way Indiana is being attacked today, and whatever conservative institution was attacked yesterday. What this group does is they go after local advertisers on local EIB affiliates, and they try to intimidate local businesses. This cake shop is an example, I don't know if they're one, but like this little mom-and-pop businesses. They just overwhelm them with complaint tweets, threatening tweets, a bunch of e-mails.
It's 10 people. We researched it. We know who the people are. We know where they live. Virtually 85% of all the so-called outrage e-mails and tweets are generated by 10 people, made to look as though they are thousands and thousands and thousands. It's all fake. It's all phony. It's all part of a left-wing, massive smear operation. It's defamation, it's smear, it's everything you can imagine. But it's made to look legit, and it does look legit until you get into it. It just scares the hell out of people.
...Just to see this all happen is mind-boggling to me. And to look at how effective it is, because it literally -- if you're a mom-and-pop business, and you think thousands of potential customers are sending these. And the message, they're all, by the way, worded almost identically, almost like form letters. There's some differences in them, but they're all threatening, some to a greater degree than others. But the bottom line is, that if you're a local mom-and-pop business, and you do something in the process of running your business one day, and the next day you've got thousands of supposedly angry people breathing down your neck because you're a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe or you're supporting racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, whatever, you get scared.
These people shut down the bakery. In Oregon, the same thing happened and it cost 'em 150 grand in addition to losing the bakery. This is all bought and paid for in one way or another by George Soros and the Democrat Party. Now, the thing about this is, none of what I've told you is news to people who've investigated this. It's striking that even though all of this is known -- and we've taken our research and documented research and we've shown it to people. ...And it seems to me that there would be, at least at the Republican Party level, some way of being able to deal with this, since you know exactly what it is, and you know when it's coming. You know what you say and how you say it, you know what kind of reaction it's gonna cause from the left. And to continually act shocked and surprised by it is a bit curious to me. I know there's a term, it's astroturfing, made famous by David Axelrod who practically invented this whole concept, online astroturfing. The Obama campaign and the radical left have been using this for years to not only mislead the public, but to intimidate people.To now the latest episode of "politically-correct bullying" in the Age of Obama, the outrageous and "controversial" idea that a person's religious conscience has to be defended against the whims of the "progressive" (read: communist) radical Left's agenda, including forced compliance into paying for abortion on demand and providing services to gay marriages. Notice that not once, despite the hysteria from the Left and the media, are businesses refusing to serve gays, it is the idea of not being coerced into baking a cake, providing flowers, or taking photos, when the business owner believes in the idea that marriage is between one man and one woman.
He (Jesus) said to them, “Have you not read that He Who made them in the first place made them man and woman? It says, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will live with his wife. The two will become one.’ So they are no longer two but one. Let no man divide what God has put together.”
But Leftists and the politically-correct mob have decided they are bigger than God and Jesus Christ, and that their secular word is the new Gospel. Those who disagree will have their livelhoods taken from them, and their lives threatened as well.
Just ask the owners of Memories Pizza in Indiana, who have had their livelhoods and lives threatened by this Left-wing Hate Gestapo. Dana Loesch spoke to the owners (The Blaze).
Crystal O’Connor, the co-owner of Memories Pizza in Indiana, says it may not be safe to re-open their pizzeria after they said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding.
“I don’t know if we will re-open, or if we can, if it’s safe to re-open,” O’Connor said on TheBlaze TV’s Dana. “We’re in hiding basically, staying in the house.”Why did this happen? Because the media twisted O'Connor's comments into saying their pizzeria woudln't serve gays, per this headline (h/t Sister Toldjah, via Twitter).
O’Connor said they have since received an endless flood of “bashing” comments on social media, and their Yelp page has been trashed. One reviewer wrote that they serve an “intolerance special with toppings of hate, bigotry, stupidity, and old fashioned beliefs.” And a high school coach from Goshen, Indiana has been suspended after urging people on Twitter to burn down their establishment.
“Who’s going to Walkerton, IN to burn down #memoriespizza w me? Agree with #FreedomofReligion bill? ‘That’s a lifestyle they CHOOSE’ Ignorant,” coach Jess Dooley wrote.
O’Connor said the media is distorting what her family truly believes. They are happy to serve gay customers, she reiterated, but object to being forced to participate in a gay wedding, since they don’t believe in gay marriage.Is this a nation you want to live in? Where you have to surrender your faith to the government or else lose your ability to make a living? Isn't the idea of religious liberty, a cornerstone of the founding of this nation, something many of our friends, family members, grandparents and great-grandparents fought, bled and died defending? How many fought and died nearly 70 years ago to fight another Regime that targeted people because of their faith?
Oh, and remember Dan Savage, whose website was mentioned earlier as one where Obama had contributed a video to stop bullying? Back in April 2012, a video showed him bullying teenage Christians, even calling the Holy Bible "bullsh*t." He recently told Ben Carson to commit a sexual act on him, wished oral cancer on Sarah Palin and said he wished Republicans were "f*cking dead."
Think of that, the person occupying the title of President of the United States has lent his name and our nation's highest office to giving credence to a hateful, politically correct bully.
Again I ask, is this the America you want to live in? Bullies who will threaten your life and livelihood all in the name of "tolerance"?
RedState: "Two Years Later, You'll Still Be Made to Care," Erick Erickson