After first announcing that it would not accept opposing views at all, a Pennsylvania newspaper says it will strictly limit opeds and letters that oppose same sex marriage — but only for a limited amount of time. Because “it’s the law of the land” and such ideas are now considered to be on the same level as racist, sexist or anti-Semitic ramblings.
The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., originally announced their new stance in a triumphant oped, “The Supremes got it right – It’s no longer ‘gay marriage.’ It’s ‘marriage.’ And we’re better for it.”
“As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage…This is not hard: We would not print racist, sexist or anti-Semitc letters. To that, we add homophobic ones. Pretty simple.”
The newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editor John Micek, moderated their policy after a strong push-back in the comment section ensued. It now reads:
As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will very strictly limit op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage.
These unions are now the law of the land. And we will not publish such letters and op-Eds any more than we would publish those that are racist, sexist or anti-Semitic.
We will, however, for a limited time, accept letters and op-Eds on the high court’s decision and its legal merits.
The march of progress is often slow, but it is always steady.
Indeed. The “long march of progress” i.e. Gramsci’s long march through the institutions, is near complete. I guess congratulations are in order.
You see, when the “law of the land” favors left-wing orthodoxy, that is the final say on the matter. It’s time to stamp out all opposing views. When a law of the land does not favor the left-wing orthodoxy — well, that’s unjust tyranny that must be relentlessly protested until the bigots say uncle. See how this works?
If you differ from “progressives” on same sex marriage, you will be barred from polite society. If you differ from them on global warming, they’ll push to have you prosecuted. If you oppose ObamaCare and want nothing to do with it, you will be made to pay a penalty.
If you differ from them on any policy that’s not yet the law of the land, you will be harangued until it is — and when it is, you will be made to pay, one way or another.