Like my RedState colleague Bryan Pruitt, I feel sorry for these guys: “The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island.” Essentially, Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass had a reception where they had Ted Cruz speak to a group on foreign policy, Israel (particularly noting its attitudes on gay rights) – and, shockingly, how Ted Cruz doesn’t think Barack Obama is doing well on either. Oh, mustn’t forget: Ted Cruz will still love his kids if they turn out to be gay.
And so… for allowing this man to speak to their friends, Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass must of course be chastised. In fact, they should consider themselves fortunate that their own side is not calling them to be burned at the stake for heresy. Yet. The day is still young, after all.
I wonder if that’s sunk in yet, for the two guys. Mati Weiderpass attempted to explain basic civics (in a Facebook post that apparently has since been taken down) to critics: “People on both sides of the aisle need to be able to communicate with one another even when they ideologically disagree.” This is, of course, simultaneously true, and pointless. Of course people should be able to talk to each other. And equally of course the Activist Left will go after any person on their side who wants to talk to one on ours. (more…)