Gay activists in Boise, Idaho recently went way too far. According to KCBI Channel 2 News 150 “Heterosexuals Only” stickers were affixed to public water fountains, park benches and bus stops. I believe this is one more example of gay activists hijacking the true civil rights movement fought in the 1950’s and 60’s by African Americans who risked their lives to attain freedom and equality. Unlike the legitimate battles African Americans waged, the unoriginal hijack campaigns that gay activists are waging seem more reminiscent of tantrums thrown by spoiled children who don’t get their way.
The truth is that gay men and women have never had to use different restrooms, sit in restricted dining rooms at restaurants, been forced to the back of the bus or denied the right to vote. The gay activist community (who doesn’t speak for all gay identified people) would have us all believe that they are second class citizens battling for their very survival.
I had lunch recently with a gay friend who went on and on about being treated like a second class citizen because he is gay. When lunch was over we both went to our cars ---his, a 2006 Mercedes sedan, took him back to his lucrative real estate job or to the private club where he often works out. Sorry, there isn’t one similarity to the gay rights battle and the Civil Rights Movement.
I am looking forward to my black colleagues and friends weighing in on this story. I am as white as you can get, but I am outraged that the gay activists in Boise would stoop so low.