Admittedly, it was a slow news weekend — so slow that aggressively right-wing website Breitbart published an op-ed piece suggesting the rainbow flag is what prompted 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazees to grab a gun and fatally shoot four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga last Thursday.
“The gay rainbow flag,” writes Breitbart’s Editor-at-Large John Nolte, “is seen by many Christians as a symbol of hate and oppression, and for good reason. Under that banner, there has been an all-out assault by the media and the Left against our religious freedoms.”
Making what could safely be called an Olympic leap in logic, Nolte ventures to say “the defiant act of flying the gay rainbow flag, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same sex marriage in all 50 states, is undoubtedly offensive to devout Muslims, and therefore provocative.”
Wrapping up the screed, which ran on Saturday at a svelte 328 words, the columnist artlessly opines that “it’s time to shame and marginalize the gay rainbow flag — this offensive, provocative symbol of hate and oppression must be tossed on the ash bin of history… Before it kills again.”
It’s something of a pet theme in John Nolte’s work. The scribe has recently penned such pieces as “Take Down The Fascist, Anti-Christian Gay-Pride Flag” and “Be Afraid: Media Glosses Over Repeated Threats of Violence From LGBT-er.”
His work, to put it lightly, is punishingly stupid.
Did Daisy Dukes bring Ebola to America?
Was Jungle Juice responsible for 9/11?
Are Pet Shop Boys a front for ISIS?
Tune in to Nolte’s next column for answers to these burning questions.