Saturday, April 30, 2011

Even the Washington Post Gets It on DOMA

Tough week for the Human Rights Campaign. After having their astroturf campaign to attack members of Congress with their "mobile protest units" of harassers, the weird decided to turn pro… and take their campaign of coercion on the road.

To make matters worse, after the news came down that former Bush solicitor general Paul Clement would represent the U.S. House of Representatives with regards to the Defense of Marriage Act (after Obama decreed DOMA to be unconstitutional), the petty hate machine of the Human Rights Campaign came out in full force, first intimidating Clement, then turning their guns on King and Spalding.

The Washington Post recaps the unethical and dishonorable tactics the Human Rights Campaign used to pressure King and Spalding to disassociate themselves from Paul Clement, as seen here:
The Human Rights Campaign — perhaps the premier gay rights organization in the country — took offense and went on the offensive. According to its own account, HRC "contacted many of the firm's clients, LGBT student groups at top law schools and used social media to inform the public about K&S's wrongheaded decision." The move was clearly meant to pressure and intimidate the firm — and it worked. On Monday, King & Spalding announced that it would not represent the House after all. Mr. Clement resigned, taking the DOMA case with him to a much smaller firm in Washington.
Having thrown one client under the bus, other state attorneys general are taking notice, the first to act being none other than Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli:
In a letter to Atlanta-based King and Spalding, the state's top law enforcement official, a Republican, says that the firm's willingness to drop the House as a client in the DOMA case "was such an obsequious act of weakness" that he sees the need to terminate Virginia's ties with the firm.

Cuccinelli's office had worked with King & Spalding since 2009. But that relationship needed to end after the firm's decision to drop the House on Monday, Cuccinelli said "so that there is no chance that one of my legal clients will be put in the embarrassing and difficult situation like the client you walked away from, the House of Representatives."
There's little doubt that the tactics used by the homosexual lobby have been nothing short of "obsequious" and "embarrassing" as Cuccinelli has so accurately put things. Christians labeled as hate-groups, attacking attorneys for representing clients, and the tactics of harassment are all the Human Rights Campaign knows.

As more and more Americans begin to see through the fa├žade of these special rights groups and reject their offensive, coercive tactics to attack those who disagree with their preferences, perhaps then we'll have a shot at restoring some sense of civility in politics.

Until then, so long as homosexual/transgender organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign continue their dirty, nasty campaigns of intimidation and force, the most we can do is shine a spotlight on the activity and ask the question the Washington Post begs be asked: is this really right?