May 28, 2014

PAUL MIRENGOFF LOOKS AT THE ASSAULT ON DOUG LAYCOCK: “It’s clear by now that if you publicly oppose gay marriage or give money to those who oppose it, the gay speech police will try to ruin you (and may succeed). But it turns out that even supporting gay marriage isn’t enough to protect you from attack if you make statements on collateral matters that gay marriage proponents find harmful to their cause. . . . No longer will scholarly discourse and legal positions be judged on the merits. From now on they will be judged on whether they are “used to hurt the LGBTQ community.” Thoughtfulness and moderation is no defense. Leading scholars must be educated by their gay activist students.”

The names of the people acting thuggishly here are Heather Cronk, Greg Lewis, and Stephanie Montenegro.