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07/30/2014

Head of Virginia's top anti-gay org: One mean email proves 'the left' is sexist, intolerant

by Jeremy Hooper

Victoria Cobb is the victim, y'all. After the 4th Circuit decided in favor of marriage equality in her state, the head of the Family Foundation of Virginia, the Old Dominion State's main organization for promoting discrimination against LGBT people, apparently received one nasty email that she found both intolerant and sexist. So clearly this means "the left" is hypocritical:

I receive many hateful voicemails and emails, usually expletive filled, when standing up for our shared values. Normally, we at The Family Foundation try to laugh about or ignore them. On occasion we have to share them with law enforcement due to their threatening nature. But, I received an email yesterday that I have to share because it epitomizes the hypocrisy and hysteria of the left.

The subject was “You are one stupid woman” and the message was just as short: “How does your husband put up with your [stuff]?” (“stuff” was obviously not the word used in the email).

It is fascinating to watch the tolerant and enlightened left revert to intolerant, sexist boors when confronted with a reasoned and intellectual argument in support of traditional marriage, defending the value of life or believing as our founders did in religious liberty.

Perhaps sexism, like tolerance is a one-way street for the left?
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Oh please. If Victoria spent the day following a major development pertaining to her LGBT-centered work fielding only one nasty email, then she is very lucky. You should see my inbox! People sometimes use the internet to badmouth opponents; this is not news. All of us who do this kind of work receive our fair share of nasty grams.

But it is both reductive and offensive to suggest that a lone emailer's thoughts constitutes the view of "the left." If I connected Victoria to every nasty note I've received over the past nine years, then I would have to claim that she and her movement to be a band of foul-mouthed, thoroughly unChristian, exceedingly hostile folks who wish me maimed or dead many times over. I have many messages that would suggest as much. But I would never make that connection, obviously, because I know that these hostile (and almost always anonymous) emails are the exception, not the rule. And I much prefer to debate policy than to unfairly connect some random Jane or Joe to a political movement writ large.

I know that Victoria and her movement are doggedly determined to shift themselves into the "victim" box. It's not going to work. It's just making them look silly.

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