Radio host Glenn Beck has jumped aboard the Andrew Sullivan “gay mafia” bandwagon. But not just that. Staying true to his sensational, hyperbolic fashion, he’s taken it a step further by saying gay people aren’t part of a “mafia,” they’re part of a “terrorist organization.”
The Christmas Sweater picture book author was talking about Brendan Eich’s resignation. Eich stepped down from his role as CEO of Mozilla after public outcry over his donation to California’s Prop 8 initiative in 2008.
“It’s being celebrated that someone who donated $1,000 six years ago has lost their job now,” Beck rants in a new video obtained by Right Wing Watch.
He goes on to say that gay activists “are becoming nothing but a terrorist organization” that just want to “keep everyone in fear!”
His comments echo the same sentiment Sullivan expressed last week, when he said: “If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.”
Earlier this year, disgraced TV star Alec Baldwin blamed the “Gay Department of Justice” for his downfall after having a homophobic meltdown in the streets of New York.
“Something is really wrong here,” Beck cautions.
“By the way, I hope that gay is currently the accepted term,” Beck also says. “I don’t know if it’s homosexual or if it’s queer … I don’t know anymore! Because you keep changing the rules!”
Check out the video of Beck below. What do you think? Is there a gay mafia/terrorist organization/Department of Justice out to crush all homophobes?