Donald Sterling, the beleaguered Los Angeles Clippers owner, received a lifetime ban from the NBA, a $2.5 million fine, and is currently being pushed to sell the team, after a recording of deplorable racial remarks made to his girlfriend surfaced. Some in the homofascist movement, however, are putting the full court press on the league to expand their disciplinary action against Sterling into a witch hunt aimed directly at all socially conservative or Christian NBA owners who oppose so-called same-sex “marriage.”
This proposed purge shouldn’t surprise anyone, especially because the homosexual activists have been trying to link race and sexual preference for years. The perversity hustlers have hijacked the Civil Rights movement and are insidiously twisting it into a push for Civil Wrongs by comparing skin to sin. Based upon their maniacal mob mentality, the targeting of natural marriage supporters is about as sure as a John Wall slam dunk.
Appearing on Tuesday’s “PBS News Hour,” Esquire political blogger Charlie Pierce goaded NBA commissioner Adam Silver into taking action against the DeVos family, which owns the Orlando Magic, for their opposition to counterfeit “gay” marriage. Pierce fantasized about the next phase in the NBA’s ‘gay’-rannical approach:
On another venture, what does Adam Silver now do, for example, with the DeVos family in Orlando, which funds ‘anti-gay’ candidates and ‘anti-gay’ issue ads all over the country, as well as owning the Orlando Magic? Does he talk to them? This is an entirely new world, and if we’re going to step into it, let’s step all the way into it.
But don’t take my word for it, watch for yourself as Charlie Pierce makes his shocking suggestion:
Amway heir Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy, are prominent philanthropists who are deeply committed to their Christian faith, family values and free market capitalism. They have donated millions of their personal fortune to support a wide variety of conservative candidates and causes, including some candidates who oppose sodomy-based marriage. However, the DeVoses have never made any crude or hostile comments about homosexuals in the same vein as Sterling’s vile comments about African-Americans.
Nevertheless, Pierce apparently thinks that the DeVos family should be punished for participating in the democratic process and exercising their First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech. So, does merely supporting and funding traditional marriage warrant the confiscation of their NBA franchise? Sadly, in the Orwellian world in which we now seem to live, that may soon be the case. It wouldn’t be the first time that someone has lost their livelihood at the hands of the homofascist rainbow-shirts.
Unfortunately, it’s not just Charlie Pierce who would like to see a gaystapo-style attack upon the DeVos Family or anyone else like them for that matter. Rush Limbaugh even speculated on Wednesday that Rich DeVos could be the next target on NBA’s radar screen because of his traditional views on marriage. Limbaugh based his comments on a CNN report by Rachel Nichols in which she discussed some of the statements that DeVos has made on the issue of unnatural marriage.
In the NBA you have an owner in Orlando, Rich DeVos who’s made very unpopular statements. He’s campaigned against ‘gay’ rights. He says that ‘gay’ people should stop asking for special treatment because they want to get married,” Nichols said in her report. “There are a lot of people in this country who think that that is a problem, and I think that there is gonna be more and more attention paid to what these owners think. It’s not just the players in the spotlight now, it’s not just management. They’re accountable, too.
Limbaugh went on to argue that Nichols was “basically saying that the next target that they’re gonna try to take out is Rich DeVos.” That’s chilling to say the least.
“So Rich DeVos, Mr. Amway — he happens to be one of the greatest patriots this country has ever seen,” Rush continued, “Rich DeVos happens to have donated and supported some of the greatest causes in this country, but it doesn’t matter because he doesn’t have his mind right on ‘gay marriage.’”
Listen to the segment from the Rush Limbaugh Show:
Finally, just yesterday in a Huffington Post article entitled What About the NBA’s Homophobe Owner?, commentator and blogger Craig Crawford bemoaned the fact that the DeVos Family has donated to traditional marriage efforts without “a peep from anyone associated with the NBA.”
“While a racist in their midst deservedly gets the boot, the NBA and its players paid no attention when one of its owners gave half a million dollars to an ‘anti-gay’ group, defended it and, despite a tepid boycott effort, went along his merry way without any consequence,” Crawford complained.
Today, the league brings down the hammer on one outrageously racist owner, but tomorrow, will the league impose similar sanctions on owners who do nothing more than exercise their political and religious convictions? If so, then say goodbye to another precious freedom and check NBA ownership off of your list of personal goals to accomplish – courtesy of the militant gaystapo.
If the NBA follows the advice of liberal hacks like Pierce, Nichols or Crawford, we will be entering further into the realm of censorship and the criminalization of Christianity.
Welcome to the nightmare world of the Fourth Reich of homofascism.
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