Second, how utterly predictable this is. I'm one who believes all of those lofty promises of the post-War liberal movements were just bunk. Either lies, or the result of arrogance and naïveté. In any event, the notions of a pluralistic, tolerant, open minded, and diverse society are quickly going the way of the butter churn. And it's doing so in exactly the same intolerant, close minded way that once was condemned by those who promoted such things as gay rights.
This particular sentence struck me:
“It literally leaves a bad taste because I know the people who are putting this food in my mouth actively loathe me,” he said. “I’m all for freedom of religion, it’s just that I know where I want my money to go and I don’t want my money to go.”That was by Douglas Quint, operator of The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. What hit me about this was the utter stupidity of it. After all, weren't we once told how stupid, intolerant and prejudiced people used to be because they wouldn't buy a product from someone of a different religion, or ethic group, or similar distinction? Remember those days? Remember when it was a sign of unenlightened neanderthal culture to refuse to eat at a place just because someone was different that you, thought different than you, believed different than you? Why, that was strictly Archie Bunker, straight out of the Middle Ages.
Well, I give you the Middle Ages - hip, sophisticated, enlightenment, LGBT style. And if the emergent Left has anything to say about it, I'm sure it's not the last we've heard.
The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck?