Deb Saunders Takes On San Francisco's Intolerance
Deb Saunders, my sole conservative colleague at the San Francisco Chronicle (sort of, I write for SFGate.com), has written a fine piece on the Pete Wilson kerfuffle and San Francisco's special brand of liberal (and in this case, gay) intolerance. As she puts it:
As I suggested in my own post on the matter, these so-called liberals are acting a lot like the perpetually outraged Muslim masses that have been demanding the Pope's head, literally.
SAN FRANCISCANS may think of their town as a haven for tolerance, but once again, S.F. supervisors are showing the rest of America how intolerant The Special City can be. Forget a flower in your hair. If you come to San Francisco, be sure to wear a muzzle on your brain.
...in this case, gays and S.F. supes are in power -- and they're trying to get a man fired for expressing views they don't like. They clearly don't appreciate the beauty of free speech: When you don't like what someone says, you talk back. You don't silence dissenters, unless you are afraid of what they say.
What's next, burning Wilson in effigy?
Update: It should be noted that not all of San Francisco's gay residents agree with the Board of Supervisors', and particularly gay supe Tom Ammiano's, actions. A reader on my mailing list expressed the following sentiments in a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle:
I've lived in San Francisco now for 25 of my 50 years, and have seen the LGBT community grow ever increasingly intolerant of many individuals and segments of society, and/or of their opinions. (Yes, I'm gay, too.) And for Wilson to be in favor of same-sex marriage? Excuse me! It makes one wonder who the real liberals are.