Gay Radio Host Defends Indiana Pizzeria
Openly gay conservative radio host Tammy Bruce appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday to discuss the “frenzy” over the Indiana Pizzeria who said hypothetically that they would not cater a same-sex wedding due to religious convictions. Bruce defended the pizza shop, warning the LGBT community against becoming the very “bullies” and “fascists” they should be fighting against.
Bruce called the attacks on the pizzeria another unfortunate instance of the LGBT “mob” taking over, when it is the LGBT community that should best understand the importance of defending those with differing opinions:
BRUCE: For me, as a gay woman, it remains shocking. You sit back and watch this frenzy, like a wolf pack, going after survivors in a way with like a pizza shop. And if there’s anyone in the world who should understand the vulnerability of being a minority—of being somebody that maybe others don’t understand or relate to, the vulnerability about work and jobs, being able to live your life as you see fit—it’s the gay community. …
Citing her own experience as an activist beginning in the ’80s, the radio host lamented that the LGBT movement has become “the antithesis of what every civil rights movement was about”:
BRUCE: My activism began with Act Up, which was a gay group dealing with AIDS issues in the ’80s. For me to turn around in the 21st century and see that this is what we were fighting for, so we could condemn people who are different, and with whom we disagree — it is the antithesis of what every civil rights movement was about.
The host asked Bruce what it was like for her as a prominent member of the gay community to speak out against the aggressive activism. Bruce explained that there’s a “natural position” in the community motivated by “fear” of persecution. Bruce then compared the incident to the failed 2012 Chick-fil-A boycott, when the LGBT “fascists” and “bullies” targeted the chain for its support of traditional marriage:
BRUCE: I think that when you see a mob operating, there’s fear and you tend to retreat. We saw this with Chick-fil-A. Everybody came to Chick-fil-A’s defense when they were under attack by fascists, by bullies … the gay liberals have turned into bullies, when our work is to stop that kind of behavior. … Look, standing up for our values and what we believe in is what we need to be doing. And to defend especially those who are under attack, like Christians, is exactly what we should be doing. … This is about the rights for everyone. More