February 9, 2012, - 4:44 pm

Purple Jihad: Gay Thought Police Win Another One – Don’t Attack Pink on Twitter!

By Debbie Schlussel

Score another one for the gay speech police.  Attack pink clothing or annoying David Beckham Super Bowl underwear ads for H&M, and you’ve apparently attacked gays.

Gay Speech Nazis: Bend Over Like Beckham

I thought gay people didn’t want everyone to buy into the stereotype that they are all alike, that they like pink and lavender, and that they like exhibitionist soccer stars prancing around in their underwear.  But I was wrong.

At least, that’s the case with CNN commentator Roland Martin, who’s been suspended indefinitely and will probably be fired for tweets he made attacking Beckham’s Super Bowl underwear ad and people wearing pink clothing.  The only thing that might save Martin is the fact that he’s Black (and liberal).  If he were White (and/or conservative), he’d probably be looking for work now, thanks to the gay speech gestapo.

But If you read the tweets, they are benign.  If anyone really thinks he was advocating violence against anyone, let alone gays, they are morons.  The tweets are clearly made in jest. And he never attacked gays.  This is ridiculous:

CNN has suspended commentator Roland Martin after a series of tweets deemed anti-gay during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

“Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive,” the network said in a statement Wednesday. “Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”

The “criminal tweets” in question:

“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish [sic] out of him!” he wrote.

He later tweeted, “Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass.”

If you look at New England Patriot Brandon Spikes’ pink suit, above, I think you’ll agree that the “#teamwhipdatass” comment is spot on.  Though if you look at some of Martin’s scarf ascots, a “#teamfruitypebbles” is in order for him.  Oops, I think I just got suspended by CNN for that.  Question: if I go to a nouveau riche friend’s garish house and on the way out tell another friend, whoever did the interior decorating ought to be shot, does that mean I’m anti-gay? What if I say that about a woman’s really bad haircut (styled by a man with a mustache) or the floral arrangement I just saw? Or if I say that Liberace and the Brady Bunch dad were not my favorite performers? (I did like the Brady Bunch dad, but what if I said that?) Or that Shepard Smith is my least favorite of the hacks at FOX News?

Please Gay Speech Gestapo, tell me which colors and celebrities are off limits.  I know I can talk about vermillion and Channing Tatum.  But I’m not exactly sure about mint green or Matt Damon. And, by the way, David Beckham is straight. But men who like men apparently think of something different than the rest of us when they hear the movie title, “Bend It Like Beckham.” So, now, I gotta figure out, not only which celebrities are gay and off limits, but which married, straight celebrities with several children are gay icons and therefore off limits. Does Jake Gyllenhaal and the remaining living cast of “Brokeback Mountain” qualify? How ’bout all past, present, and future Marlboro Men and guys in Stetson ads, like Jan Brady, er . . . Tom Brady? Anyone with a mustache? David Axelrod and Michelle Hussein Obama? All off limits in the tweet market.

Well, the gay thought police are gloating at their latest victory in censorship:

Shortly after, GLAAD responded, “Advocates of gay bashing have no place at @CNN #SuperBowl #LGBT.”

On Monday, in a blog post titled “Final Thoughts On Super Bowl-Twitter Controversy,” Martin denied that his tweets were intended to incite violence against the LGBT community. “That is furthest from the truth, and I sincerely regret any offense my words have caused.”

In response to the news of his suspension, GLAAD posted a statement on its website praising CNN for taking action. “CNN today took a strong stand against anti-LGBT violence and language that demeans any community,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD spokesman. “Yesterday, Martin also spoke out against anti-LGBT violence. We look forward to hearing from CNN and Roland Martin to discuss how we can work together as allies and achieve our common goal of reducing anti-LGBT violence as well as the language that contributes to it.”

Ah, it’s the Pink Jesse Jackson shakedown! You knew this was gonna happen. Roland Martin has to bend over, while CNN allows GLAAD to do a whole rectal exam of sensitivity training.

It’s amazing to me that gays–who are subject to execution, beheading-style throughout the Muslim world–are concerned with Roland Martin’s tweets about pink clothing, yet not a peep outta them about the Islamic jihad against homosexuality (just as–and I’ve noted this before on this site–they attack the Mormon Church, but not mosques all over California, for supporting California’s Prop 8 on gay marriage).  Maybe it’s because their pink and purple jihad sounds just like something outta Riyadh, Cairo, or Tehran.

But, then again, they have the same tolerance–and sense of humor–as their haters in the Muslim world.

See, everyone has something in common.


Purple Jihad, Pink Jihad – Same Difference

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36 Responses

Amazing, but par for the course. Thank you for staying on top of things like this Debbie!!! G-d Bless you!!!

Hollywood on February 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I guess the train of religious expression train has long ago left the CNN station….if you d say you don t agree with the sodomite lifestyle that would be considered anti gay…. and so it is….what s wrong with that? one wouldn t be advocating violence

Juan on February 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

If he had insulted straight white Jews or Catholics, nothing would have happened to him.

Jonathan E. Grant on February 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

It is becoming absurd. When one group can dictate how you can express yourself on something only tangentially related to them, freedom of speech is truly lost. GLAAD has replaced the old brown and black shirts with a rainbow tee shirt. However, the club comes out and strikes in the same manner nonetheless.

I think that Blacks are discovering who the new proctected class really is. You can see this in how the Penn State scandal disappeared from the headlines so rapidly. It was a story of enablement and judicial leniency that did not cast a great light on being gay.

Worry01 on February 9, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I love not living in the big city—lower concentration of assholes in the country per mile.

Occam's Tool on February 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm

In the old America one could freely say(BTW I still do) being a sodomite is a perversion of nature,and it is,one would say is a sin and that would be and is correct….. the sad(which I don t think it is) part of it all is that in time 20 30 years from now,I believe the sodomites will be put back where they belong,they are no different than all perverted lifestyles this is nothing but a twisted perverted sexual lifestyle,it happened before & societies past saw the results of such a perversion and it will happen again….sorry I lost my train of thought.

Juan on February 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    “perversion of nature”
    Homosexuality is present in nature. Scientific research has proven this. Even if it wasn’t so, nature cannot be ‘Perverted’, everything in the universe is ecompassed by, and part of, nature. And even if it still somehow did, you failed to logically connect how that is a bad thing.

    “it’s a sin”
    ‘sin’ is a meaningless word. You could call anything wrong, or a sin, but you’ll find that it proves jack all, to be blunt.

    “sodomites will be put back where they belong, they are no different etc.”
    No, they won’t be. Almost all felling of acceptance of LGBT people was done at the hands of christianity, by force. Today, we universally know that a sexual orientation is innate and that the best we can do for these people is to accept them for who they are. There is no ignorant but strong force to force us into another age of intolerance.

    “nothing but a twisted perverted sexual lifestyle”
    It’s not a lifestyle, it’s a sexual orientation, speaking of homosexuality, of course. You really don’t know anything if you call it a lifestyle.

    “it happened before & societies past saw the results of such a perversion and it will happen again…”
    Name one. As said above, almost all felling of acceptance of LGBT people was done at the hands of christianity. Ancient Greece and Rome succumbed to christianity for political reasons. The persecution of LGBT people was only a side effect of the intolerant nature of the religion. Before, in ancient Greece the love between two men was considered purer, and I challenge you to find and prove one connection between male couples and some sort of large scale averse effect that it caused. Logically, please. In medieval Japan, homosexuality was widely accepted and even considered positive, until, you guessed it, the christian westerners arrived and started preaching christianity.
    The intimate relationship of Alexander the Great and Bagoas, and various other male lovers didn’t prevent him from successfully ruling the entire continent until his death, either. In fact, Alexander had very high morals regarding sexuality for his age, and was disgusted with the offers of pedophilia and slavery he was given by Philoxenus, as well as with taking women as spoils of war. By the way, I have to love how you twist the vague and limited knowledge of history you’ve shown to have into something that conforms with your ideals. Clearly you must learn to think for yourself instead of blindly following such ignorant and blatantly stupid ideals.

    “sorry I lost my train of thought.”
    If I learned anything from this comment, it’s that you have no such things as thoughts. At least not your own. Everything you said is either meaningless, misinformed, uninformed, ignorant or outright false, which is the mark of a true zealot. Someone else has done the thinking for you, and you are just parroting the same meaningless drivel back into here.

    P.s.: I can guarantee that, unless you refrain from it because I said it, you will start your reply, if you do, by labeling me.

    Josh on July 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I blame us guys for standing on the sidelines through the years, watching as we’ve become emasculated by a bunch of angry broads- known as “feminazi’s.” If we kept them busy at home doing their house-chore’s, this would have never happened.

Patrick on February 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

DS, I am so glad you posted your thoughts on this incident. I heard about it yesterday and it alarmed me greatly. Because our individual liberties are being taken away bit by bit.

I can’t stand Roland Martin and there is a small part of me that enjoys one identity politic “sacred cow” taking out another identity politic “sacred cow” BUT this is bigger than that jackass Martin. This is about a group of screamers who think they can bully their way to the top of the fascist mountain. And they will rule with an iron fist.

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” comes to mind. No wonder I always loved that short-story. Read it in grammar school and I have never forgot it.

Special treatment for these very special individuals. Trouble is, these special snowflakes come with very special bad habits…habits they don’t call themselves out on because that would ruin their fun.

I am someone who used to be pro-gay to the ridiculous degree. Don’t forget that. The reason I am not so much anymore is like any other special group, they are trying to re-define things that do NOT need to be re-defined and they are bullying in ways they used to hate being bulled! I call BS on them and want them to clean up their own backyard before trying to force me to embrace them as extra-special victims!

We’ll see what happens to RM. My CW tells me that black trumps gays so he may keep his job. And I agree with DS…if he was white he’d be long gone!

Keep it up gay mafia! I hope many former supporters like me are turning their backs on you in droves. You deserve it because like feminists, you have become the monster you initially hated.

Skunky on February 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

All of these victim groups have extremely fragile egos, and they know deep down that the recognition they get from society is based on pity and guilt, rather than merit. So they are sensitive to any slight because it could completely rip apart their personal and emotional equilibrium if not nipped in the bud. Truly the emperor has no clothes.

Little Al on February 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    LA, just like I e-mailed Debbie, the list keeps growing. Not only can you NOT say things people in victim groups disapprove of, you can apparently no longer say things that are TRUTHFUL about them either. Someone is bound to get upset and anyway the common denominator in our society is you must not say anything at all that makes someone unhappy. Whether its a joke or something that could well save people’s lives, its verboten. And remember last year around Valentine’s Day, Debbie profiled the outrageous story of a doctor who was forced to resign from the presidency of a prestigious medical association because he made the mistake of writing an article about the benefits of having sex that offended feminists. No telling who they’ll put in the doghouse for Valentine’s Day next week.

    NormanF on February 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Little Al you said it so perfectly! Nice and pithy. I have wanted to sum it up so tightly and your post does the trick!

    Skunky on February 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm

In my lifetime, people’s beliefs in traditional values have disappeared. If I don’t go along with the new mores, I guess I’m a weirdo or a crank. What can I say? I’m an old man and in another thirty years, the Pink/Lavender Police will run the world… unless Islam finishes them off first. Its a jihad against Judeo-Christian culture. Same difference. Don’t tell your children you believe marriage is only between a man and a woman unless you want to go to jail. And I have to say to Jon, the list of things you can criticize lest you offend a leftist, a Muslim, a feminist or a gay is growing by the day. And not just for posting a politically/sexually incorrect tweet on Twitter.

NormanF on February 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I would say that is why such groups do not go after Islam. They realize that the response that they would get would go beyond being unpleasant.

    Worry01 on February 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm

The Left and Islam share a mutual intolerance towards all things Jewish and Christian. That’s why for now they’re kindred pals even though they disagree on other things.

NormanF on February 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

So if Debbie happens to read our comments…when are you going to tell us who and or if you are endorsing any of the remaining candidates for the republican nomination,I,like most of your readers value your opinion even though I may be one of your newest readers….ok thanks.

Juan on February 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

So what does Chaz Napolitano has to say about this?

Gino on February 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I’m from Australia but have just been educated on the Super Bowl phenomenon which sounds even greater than the Aussie Rules AFL Grand Final. How on earth can CNN suspend Roland Martin for harmless remarks, calling it ‘demeaning language’, when Madonna gets away with an incredibly overt display of occult symbolism, thinly disguised as a professional song-and-dance extravaganza.

Ann Johnstone on February 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

LMAO. That racist has been attacking members of the Tea Party with reckless abandon since day one. It’s always open season on white conservatives. Liberals are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. “Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive,” the network said in a statement Wednesday. “Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”


Bonzer Wolf on February 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

My uncle is gay and I believe one of Deborah’s relatives is gay. I don’t hate gays. I don’t care what they do with their bits and pieces. That’s a private matter.

What I do object to is the militancy of the Pink Fist. From “Heather has Two Momies” to the redefinition of marriage. Most Americans would agree with me on that.

Sorry, I don’t have much sympathy for Roland Martin. Rest assured that if the tweets, however benign, had been about blacks he would be talking up the insensitivity of it all and what an outrage it would be. I know the man. He’s far Left. That’s why someone with as little talent as him is on CNN.

ex mossad on February 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Roland Martin is actually one of the more moderate people on CNN. But it is easier to just stereotype him as another liberal media affirmative action black guy. For example, his Tea Party comments were taken out of context, and when he tried to dialogue with the Tea Party to explain the context (something that an actual leftist would never do) the Tea Party folk were only interested in bashing him (and the language that they used in the process DID play into the “racist Tea Party” stereotype, sorry facts are facts). Conservatives have to learn the difference between blacks that actually are ideological/political leftists (less than 1/3 of blacks) and blacks who simply dislike Republicans (95% of blacks) and identify with the civil rights movement and its leaders. Martin is certainly counted among the latter, but not the former. For instance, he has denounced the practice of calling black Republicans and conservatives “Oreos” and “Uncle Toms”, something else that a legitimate hard leftist would never do. He also has urged the Democrats to move to the center on social issues. Because of this, there has been a bullseye on his back by gay rights and other groups, who view him as “not being on their side”, and the fact that he is an evangelical Christian who regularly talks about his religious beliefs (he has a master’s degree from Louisiana Baptist University, a fundamentalist outfit which ironically has a segregationist history!) doesn’t help matters. Martin has publicly stated that he feels that homosexuality is sinful and that he opposes gay marriage. The fellow also is also not a fan of the Great Society programs. He is just one of many blacks with moderate to conservative beliefs that is put off by the GOP and conservative organizations.

The good news is that Martin was a successful media personality (in print, radio and TV) and author before CNN. (Even while he was working for CNN, he had other jobs and activities.) He doesn’t need them to put food on the table, so he won’t renounce his religious beliefs in order to get his job back. He can just go back to what he was doing before CNN. This might wind up being the best thing that has ever happened to him.

Gerald on February 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Take care Debbie.

ex mossad on February 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Interesting info by Roland,maybe Fox…or as Debbie calls them Faux will.snatch him up and offer him a contract like they did to liberal Juan Williams,I would ve never guessed he was christian,not that it changes anything,when it comes down to it liberal christians and some conservatives don t take their religion that seriously…BTW….why would anybody use this Bechman or whatever his name is to model something that s supposed to be bought by men? it doesn t work for me….or is it sodomitrs that are supposed to buy this product? Bechman looks like a male street walker/hooker.

Juan on February 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

Martin claims to be a Christian. Ted Turner would fire anyone for such a sin!

burt on February 10, 2012 at 7:24 am

I’m sure Roland was “Suspended” ….with pay and full benefits. Gotta’ put on the proper act to pacify the homosexual interest groups. After all, being gay and a media newsreader is all the rage. However, I think Roland got a raw deal. I enjoyed watching this affirmative action gentleman get his brain tied up in knots trying to defend (Liberal) positions. He is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but then, who at CNN is sharp? (Don Lemon is exempt from criticism because of his advocacy on all things homosexual.) Roland Martin is probably a nice guy to have a beer with, but as far as journalism goes, he’s in the wrong business. He’s right up there with Schmoledad O’Lying and my favorite CNN lightweight, Poppy Harlow. Anyhow, I hope Roland gets his job back…….or maybe moves to Fox? Nah. He’d probably head to MSNBC, or, if he is truly being shunned, Al Gore TV.

Herbster on February 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

The hierarchy of victimization:

Q-Illegial Aliens
9-Single Moms
8-Poor People
7-Drug Addicts
6-Children born out of wedlock

So Roland K beats J. You must be punished.

CaliforniaScreaming on February 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

Back here footie fans derided Beckham with chants along the lines of Posh takes it up the sh*tter.

Here are a few samples of reactions to the reception he received.


As for Beckham himself, he actually rose above it all and giving him credit made no big deal.

logdon on February 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I believe CNN should be suspended, permanently. I never watch that leftist bunch, anyway. But, we live in a nation where everyone is supposed to be able to give his opinion (without profanity) and not lose his job. He or she might lose some friends, but not his or her livelyhood.

Joel Harrell-Confederate Son on February 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Roland Martin is a fellow Texas Aggie, so I will stick up for him. Unfortunately, we do graduate one or two liberals every so often. Gig ’em Aggies.

Joel Harrell-Confederate Son on February 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Roland got what he desrved playing in that damned sandbox. Screw him!! He is a HUGE race baiter. He called anyone a racist if they demanded to see KING HUSSEIN OBAMA’S long form birth certificate.

CaliforniaScreaming on February 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Agree with Screamer.

    skzion on February 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Thank G-D the Supreme Court will most likely ULTIMATELY OVERTURN by a margin of 5-4 what these evil, vile, radical, activist left-wing extremist so-called “judges” did in trying to overturn Prop 8!!! Thank G-D the Supreme Court should definitely ULTIMAYELY OVERTURN this disastrous so-called “decision” and return the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman ONLY!!!! After all, the people of even liberal California voted 2 times to define marriage as between one man and one woman ONLY. Therefore, the people spoke, and the will of the people MUST AND WILL ULTIMATELY BE UPHELD!!!!! Keep up the great work, Debbie; we need you now more than ever!!!

Dave on February 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Here we go again. Every disadvantgaged and discriminated against group seems to need some other disadvantaged humans el to look down on.
Why should brainwashed muslim gays be an exception? I advise those who are facinated with the myriad types of discrimination not to stop merely at racism, or anti-semitism.
One can even see it in the social behaviors of chimpanzees though I laugh at Mark Twain’s quip that G-d created monkeys because he was disatisfied with man.
So when I say here we go again note that “Purple Jihad” (give me a break) is just a pathetic masked cry for acceptance in a religion that would cut their offending parts off in a Mecca minute.Where most gays just want sexual freedom apparently Purple Jihadists are “rough trade” as their signs proclaim they want violence as well. Just a thought, makes you wonder why they really go to mosque? Maybe it not for religion alone, maybe its for the view during prayers as well.
As for just a few other discriminatory curiousities read Kirk Douglas’s book “The Ragpicker’s son” mentioning the glass ceilings that some Jewish movie moguls in Hollywood placed on nationalities other than their own (eg German vs Polish vs Hungarian etc). Google: “Paper bag racism” for another curious tradition. Two of my favorite musical satires related to the subject is Tom Leher’s ditty: “National Brotherhood Week”and “The Reluctant Cannibal” by Flanders and Swann. Dated but hilarious.
Then there are the current hypocrites and/or asassins like Farakhan, Jesse Jackson, Assad, Hamas, Hezbollah etc.

Ron Wolf on February 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #h tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and 5000 dollars to a person name sandman at the US embassy in manila. she also submitted fake employment records to obtain a work visa. Her husband carlos b. morales also submitted fake documents (land titles and bank statements) to obtain a tourist visa. Her son carlo iii also used such and helped 2 other people to obtain a US tourist visa.

ronb on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 am

Seems like I stumbled onto a site for ignorant fools…but while I’m here, I guess I can add to the “conversation”. It’s true that Roland Martin did not directly attack anyone in the gay community. His statements, however, are clearly anti-gay slurs that send the message that it’s not acceptable for a “real” man to wear pink or to watch a commercial in which another man is in his underwear, and the response from others should be to beat those impulses out of him. Joking or not, this is unacceptable in a day and age when those in the media wield an enormous influence over the opinions of others. You, Ms. Schlussel, are defending a perspective that is based in intolerance and may want (although it’s doubtful you will) to consider your words before you spew them all over the rest of us.

Sae on September 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Actually I just stumbled upon this site too… Just wanted to add that I’m gay, and didn’t find his comment about pink clothes to be so horrible (benefit of the doubt that there was nothing behind it other than he doesn’t like the way it looks…), but his comment about a guy at your Super Bowl party liking David Beckham in his underwear should be smacked… That’s rather clearly anti-gay. Nothing in the least bit devastating to me but at the same time if you’re a public figure (though I’ve never heard of the guy), you should really be a bit more aware.

Also about the Purple Jihad picture, I saw on another site that it was photoshopped. I heard of the Purple Jihad before and NEVER heard anything about the “destruction of Israel” part.

I’ve seen pictures of Christians holding up signs at gay festivals apologizing for the actions and condemnation of some in their community, so if it means anything, on behalf of yet another slightly extreme group, I’m sorry that some gay organizations take things out of proportion. I’m very sad to read that some of you used to be very pro-gay and have changed opinion… Please don’t. Instead I hope you might be able to think of your gay family and friends who would just be thrilled to live life treated equally in a world where anything about “gay” is in fact not even an issue. I wouldn’t be happier than to live my life blending in 100% with the rest of the world, accepted just as another human being. I know there are some people in EVERY group that are the typical stereotype, but they’re also the most noticeable and ruin things for so many people in that community who just want to live life happily.

Thanks for understanding, everyone. All the best.

D on February 22, 2013 at 5:30 am

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