Is the tolerance and diversity crowd really as tolerant and diverse as they claim?
Consider this story from the Washington Free Beacon about the Free Speech bus created by the National Organization for Marriage.
A bus with social conservative slogans denouncing transgenderism was vandalized Thursday in New York City by trans activists.
[…][T]he bus never left New York. The National Organization for Marriage announced Thursday that the bus had been defaced by angry activists wielding hammers.
Oh, such hate speech! Much offended. Only hammers could fix this problem of other people having different opinions than the secular left extremists.
They even attacked the driver:
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown told USA Today that the driver of the bus tried to stop the vandals, but was tackled by one of the activists.
Newsbusters also reported on the mainstream media’s coverage of the attack:
If you’re not convinced the media is on board with the LGBT agenda, think again.
On the evening of March 23, NYC vandals damaged a bus displaying a conservative message about gender, and even tackled the vehicle’s driver. Although liberal media outlets condemned the bus’s message prior to the incident, few reported on the vandalism and its ironic assault on free speech. And if they did, biased headlines labelled the vehicle “transphobic” or “anti-transgender.”
However, the #FreeSpeechBus doesn’t promote hate; it promotes science. A joint effort between the National Organization for Marriage, the International Organization for the Family and conservative activist group Citizen Go, the bus and its activists are holding rallies and press conferences in key East Coast cities. Their message — and the words emblazoned on the bright orange vehicle — are simple: “It’s biology: Boys are boys … and always will be. Girls are girls … and always will be. You can’t change sex. Respect all.”
Nevertheless, USA Today writer Melanie Eversley headlined her piece: “Bus with anti-transgender message is vandalized in NYC.” Fusion reporter Rafi Schwartz took the same track, writing: “A transphobic ‘free speech’ bus hit the streets of New York — and was immediately vandalized.”
Huffington Post Trends Reporter Elyse Wanshel reported on the bus before it was defaced, condemning its “transphobic message of hate.” So far, Huff Post has not published any stories about the vandalism.
Now might be a good time to remind everyone about the attack on the Family Research Council building.
The attacker in that case, a gay rights activist, was later convicted of domestic terrorism.