Katy tweeted this interesting story from the Family Policy Institute, about events that just happened recently in Seattle.
A popular chef got cooked last week. By the tolerance mob.
Chef John Howie owns a number of Seattle area restaurants and is also the chef for the Seattle Seahawks. By all account he’s a really decent guy; generous and active in the community. But isn’t that kind of what you’d expect from the guy preparing Russell Wilson’s food?
In addition to being a decent guy, Chef Howie made a modest contribution earlier this year to the Just Want Privacy campaign in Washington State.
Just Want Privacy sought to repeal a dangerous new law that gives men the legal right to be present in a women’s bathroom, locker room, spa, or changing facility simply by declaring themselves to be female.
The chef was apparently part of the more than 70% of Washingtonians who believe it is problematic to take away the right to privacy women and children have long enjoyed in private spaces.
Probably because he is visible and active in the community, last week the Seattle Times and others from the LGBT mob decided to make an example out of him.
Prompted by gay activists, the Seattle Times printed a story about his donation, then:
[…][W]ithin twenty-four hours, Chef Howie had created a video recanting his previous statement.
The video was quickly distributed by a number of local LGBT activists groups including the Seattle Times.
You really need to watch the video.
We’ve all seen statements written by terrorists that were read by hostages. The similarities are inescapable. You kind of expect there to be a rainbow flag and a guy in a mask holding a knife standing behind him.
An obviously shaken Howie opened with an apology. “I’m sorry to the people that I have harmed or negatively affected with my words or my actions.”
Stating an opinion about privacy in bathrooms is now apparently harmful all by itself.
The chef promised to never support another effort to protect women’s privacy again and concluded by assuring the audience that, “I am reaching out to several leaders in the LGBT community so they can help me to understand their challenges so that I can help them in the future.”
Translation, “Yes, I’ll give you money when you ask for it.”
Everyone understands what happened. They shook him down.
What do we learn from this? Well, we learn that gay activists don’t tolerate views other than their own. It’s not just that they want to push their views through government, it’s that they don’t want people who disagree with them to earn a living.
A similar thing happened with the former CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich. He made a donation to a pro-marriage group, and then he was forced out of work by the “tolerant” secular leftists.
Do you have an opinion on whether men should be allowed to go into women’s showers and women’s change rooms? If you do, and you either speak it under your own name, or make a donation under your own name, then you should expect the gay activists to go after you and stop you from working. They’ve done it before with florists, bakers, photographers, bed and breakfast owners, and now even a chef.
I disagree with the people on the other side. But I don’t go after their livelihoods, because they have families, too. That’s the difference between us and them, I guess.