Discrimination and the Orlando Shooting

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 14, 2016

My most recent column in the San Luis Obispo Tribune is about Cal Poly student Mick Bruckner's Title IX complaint against instructor Michael Winn. In short, Bruckner, a homosexual, has alleged that Winn discriminated against him for little more than voicing orthodox Christian beliefs about homosexuality in a private discussion.

A couple of notes on the timeline. I decided to write this column as soon as I saw the original story in the paper about two weeks ago. I had finished the column two days before the tragic events at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. The article first appeared on the Tribune website hours before the attack on the nightclub was reported, and spent much of the weekend buried on the Opinion page beneath a Joe Tarica column on the Justin Winery ripping up oak trees in Paso Robles and numerous letters to the editor. By late Monday morning, it had been resurrected and was the #2 story under the opinion heading.

Then Sunday morning I awaken to the horror of the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

A Muslim Terrorist killed 49 and injured more than 50 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
A Muslim Terrorist killed 49 and injured more than 50 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Let me be very clear about that: It was a terrorist attack on a gay nightclub.

You want to whine about discrimination, that's not a lecturer on public speaking suggesting that maybe a third speech on gay rights in a 12-week course is a little over the top and maybe you should diversify. The murder of 49 people, that's what you should be complaining about. That's what you should be outraged about.

And throughout the day Sunday, that's what people were outraged about. Informed rather quickly that the terrorist had called up 911 immediately before going on his rampage and pledged allegiance to ISIS, many on the political left were quick to assign blame to Christians who don't want to bake cakes for gay "wedding" ceremonies, people who oppose men using women's locker rooms and AR-15 rifles. Because wanting to be left alone is exactly the same as mass murder.

Oh, and the NRA. Let's not forget the NRA.

New York Daily News blames the NRA for a Muslim terror attack.
New York Daily News blames the NRA for a Muslim terror attack.

Oh, and the terrorist was a registered Democrat, so you can be sure that's being glossed over in much of the media.

Also, for the record, the shooter didn't use an AR-15, but the weapon he did use is scary and black, so it's the same thing to most of the media.

There are people out there who really hate homosexuals. They murder scores in gay nightclubs. They throw them off tall buildings.

Homosexuals should focus on the real threats to their life and liberty: Muslim terrorists and Democrats who want to make sure that they don't have weapons to defend themselves.



Buttigieg is going with *we waited until it was safely over the ocean*, which demands that the question be asked "Why didn't you do this over the Bering Sea? Why did you let it cross America?"

If @jaketapper were a journalist, he'd ask.

He didn't.

Tapper is not a journalist.

Here's where I'm at with this.

Even if it was a weather balloon, even if it was an accident, even if Trump did it...what's the response to this question?

It *can't* be "to avoid provoking China" because Biden shot it down anyways.

Biden can't have it both ways. https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/1622038491218726913

Jason Chaffetz @jasoninthehouse

Mr. President, what is the answer to this question?

I continue to be annoyed by online media companies skimping on the copy editors.

If you disagree, we may feud over the issue.

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