if a hate crime takes place in a forest, and nobody hears it,...
In San Francisco's Castro district, a handful of homosexual activists were peacefully chanting slogans when they were set upon by a mob of angry fundamentalist Christians, who surrounded and hounded them, shouting obscenities and threatening to kill them. One woman was thrown to the ground and kicked. Police intervened in time to prevent further violence, and escorted the small group out of the area, with the mob howling threats all the way.
Editorial writers are outraged by this hate crime. Hundreds of columns have been written protesting the incident and demanding prompt government action to ensure the safety of every minority group.
Wait. That's not quite right. The small group was composed of the Christians, not the gay-rights activists. They were singing hymns, not chanting slogans. The violence, intimidation, and threats came from the gay activists, not the Christians. Otherwise the story is accurate.
Oh, and one more thing: The editorial writers don't seem concerned at all. Hate crimes occur when homosexuals are attacked. Christians don't count.
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