Four months after suspending him, MSNBC officially fired right-wing pundit Pat Buchanan on Thursday. (Oh that’s why we saw a rainbow and a flock of doves outside our office yesterday.)
In October Buchanan released his latest incendiary tome, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025. It contained chapters titled “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America,” and bemoaned marriage equality and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Indoctrination of recruits, soldiers and officers into an acceptance of the gay lifestyle will transfer authority over the military, the most respected institution in America, to agents of a deeply resented and widely detested managerial state.
On Thursday, a network spokesman explained that “after ten years, we have decided to part ways with Pat Buchanan. We wish him well.” But in a column the same day, Buchanan, called efforts to silence him “un-American.”
After ten enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous…
A Human Rights Campaign that bills itself as America’s leading voice for lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transgendered people said that Buchanan’s “extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LBGT people around the world.”
Their rage was triggered by a remark to NPR’s Diane Rehm that I believe homosexual acts to be “unnatural and immoral…”
That homosexual acts are unnatural and immoral has been doctrine in the Catholic Church for 2,000 years.
Is it now hate speech to restate traditional Catholic beliefs?
…Without a hearing, they smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic any who contradict what George Orwell once called their “smelly little orthodoxies.” They then demand that the heretic recant, grovel, apologize, and pledge to go forth and sin no more.
Defy them, and they will go after the network where you work, the newspapers that carry your column, the conventions that invite you to speak. If all else fails, they go after the advertisers.
Going after advertisers is a tried-and-true strategy of your pals on the Christian right, Pat. Like those kids in the anti-drug campaigns, all we can say is “We learned it from watching you!”
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