Imagine it--a rabid anti-gay marriage advocate shows up at the office of a progressive advocacy group, denounces homosexuals, and shoots a security guard.
It would be a lead story for days and weeks. Progressives would demand the heads of Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and other conservative leaders for "inciting" the violence with their "rhetoric."
Now that the opposite has happened--a Chick-Fil-A wielding activist from an LGBT group shot up the Family Research Council for its stance on gay marriage--progressives are forced to show how hypocritical they are.
After all, were they honest, the talking heads on MSNBC, the lefty bloggers, and the Democratic politicians would all have to quit. The people that desperately tried to link Sarah Palin to the Gabby Giffords shooting by claiming that Palin's advice to target her district in the next election amounted to a call to assassinate the congresswoman were very clear that the "heated rhetoric" on the Right was to blame for the violence.
The same people more or less labeled Chick-Fil-A as a hate group after the company's president respectfully said he personally supports traditional marriage. Using the Left's logic, they need to lose their radio and TV shows and should resign their political offices. Especially considering how they painted Chick-Fil-A was light years worse than anything Palin did.
I don't think people's political opinions should be silenced because of what some nutjob may or may not do. But the Left apparently does, but only when it comes to silencing Republicans. This incident just contrasts their hypocritical, sleazy political attempts to shut down the opposition, which borders on fascism, with our side, which promotes freedom of speech, fairness, and decency.