The wheels of hypocrisy and double-standards never cease to churn, except when the wheels are on certain taxicabs in Cleveland.
Muslim cab drivers in Cleveland are refusing to drive cabs with Gay Games advertising "for religious reasons". The response? No outcry of homophobia, no histrionics and calls for resignations of the CEO's of Ace and Yellow cab companies. No petitions. No boycotts.
Ann Gynn, a spokeswoman for the Gay Games, said she believes the protest is an “isolated” case and not indicative of the beliefs held by most residents in Cleveland and Akron, where the Gay Games will be held on Aug. 9-16.
So Muslim cab drivers are entitled to their isolated beliefs, but Christians are not.
“What we’ve been seeing for the last couple of years is a lot of positive support and a welcome atmosphere within the community,” Gynn told FoxNews.com. “This was a decision by those individual cab drivers. It was a personal decision.”
Also, Muslim cab drivers are entitled to make personal decisions, which just happen to include refusing to service a specific segment of society, who need transportation from the airport to the Gay Games. But Christians are not entitled to make those personal decisions to not bake a cake for a gay wedding, or to not allow same-sex couples to be married at their church-owned property, or to not take photographs at a gay wedding.
This make-nice attitude toward Muslims isn't due to some mutual inclusiveness, Kumbaya-singing spirit that gays and Muslims share. In countries ruled by Sharia law, homosexuals are beheaded. The soft-step is due to one thing only: fear. The LGBT political-social agenda is scared to death (literally) to engage in the kind of bullying, slur-hurling, demonizing behavior against Muslims. Nobody wants a fatwah on their heads, and that's exactly what will happen to anyone calling Muslim cab drivers haters.
The Muslims are not afraid to name names, and call people out. Their Imams have a very attentive audience and a very effective pulpit. Unlike many Christians, Muslims have not been paper trained to respond to the LGBT agenda's cultural attacks. And the LGBT leaders would rather not engage in that battle (yet).
In fact, Muslim leaders have not opposed the same-sex marriage. Again, this is not due to some mutual inclusiveness pact, but because Muslim leaders understand that same-sex marriage is the gateway drug to polygamy, which is a desirable goal for Muslim culture. So both sides have simply ignored each other like Southern Baptists at a liquor store.
When these kinds of "conflicts" surface, they both acknowledge there is a difference of opinion, and that Muslims are entitled to their "personal decisions" and then move along, nothing to see here.
The double-standard is marvelously plain to see: Christians are haters if we state that Muslims don't worship the same God as Jews and Christians. Christians are haters if we oppose same-sex marriage. Christians are haters if we refuse to drive cabs to the Gay Games. But Muslims can do all those things and it's simply a personal choice.
It's amazing what fear can accomplish.