#SSM: The Silencing of the Opposition Begins

#SSM: The Silencing of the Opposition Begins

In his dissent from the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage, Justice Samuel Alito warned of ramifications to those who remain conscientiously opposed to such unions:

Perhaps recognizing how its reasoning may be used, the majority attempts, toward the end of its opinion, to reassure those who oppose same-sex marriage that their rights of conscience will be protected. We will soon see whether this proves to be true. I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.

Today we have seen the backlash begin. Oppose gay marriage? Sit down and shut up!

It was seen this evening at the White House — the so-called “Peoples’ House” — as it was bathed in rainbow lights, sending a visual message that this is not your “house” should you believe differently.


A White House official: “Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world. The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.”

At a fundraiser, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned recalcitrant opponents of same-sex marriage to “Move on.” And Meghan McCain in essence told Republican opponents to — well, shove it!

The responses to her arrogance were furious.

But the most egregious example of the squelching of dissent was found at PennLive/ThePatriot-News in Harrisburg, PA, which issued this statement:

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Readers at Twitter called them on their fascist anti-free speech stance.

The news organization’s editorial board backed off. Somewhat:

As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will very strictly limit op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage. . . .

We will, however, for a limited time, accept letters and op-Eds on the high court’s decision and its legal merits.

Now the silencing of the opposition starts.

And the redefinition of marriage is just beginning. Coming to a state near you — is polygamy the Next Big Thing in the Left’s reworking of marriage and family? A writer at PoliticoMagazine is now urging that “It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy” — published within 24 hours of the Supreme Court ruling.

Welcome to the new world of GroupThink, America-style. Don’t argue with it. Don’t dissent. You will be made to care.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Appalled By The World says:

    And thus the freak show begins in earnest. Mo’s minions believe he was the perfect man worth emulating so marrying 6 year olds will get put on the agenda. NAMBLA? They’re now totally legit. As for me, I will looking over some goats-I can hardly wait to marry one.

  • Jodi G. says:

    FTR: I’m not against gay marriage; I AM against a legislating activist SCOTUS.

    This is the most obnoxious thing I think I’ve ever seen a sitting POTUS do. Absolutely inappropriate and disrespectful to those with dissenting opinions. This is OUR HOUSE, Mr. Obama, and should reflect same. Obscene.

  • Nina says:

    I too am not against gay marriage. But SCOTUS should’ve left this ENTIRELY to the States and they didn’t.

    And now, in just a few short hours after their ruling we are seeing our FIRST Amendments rights being stifled by POTUS, bimbo mccain, and even a newspaper – and that newspaper should know better!

    BTW – the PEOPLE’S HOUSE should remain neutral on this subject! The ONLY colors I ever want to see OUR HOUSE bathed in should be Red, White, and Blue!

  • Penny says:

    Exactly, Nina!!

    What I cannot understand is how a definite minority became so powerful so quickly?!? 3.5% – 5% of Americans are gay, bisexual, lesbian or transsexual, that includes all races and both genders. This reminds me of the decadence of Nazi Germany, or the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. And, blacks are a minority as well, yet wield so much power. I do realize that this is not rural levels, mostly, it is in large, Liberal/Democrat run cities….which highlights the decadence of the SocioCommunists.

    It is tremendously sad that opposition is not accepted, but shut down…..that’s just not American!!

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