Erick Erickson Compares Gay Rights Activists To Islamic Extremists

RedState.com editor-in-chief Erick Erickson wrote Thursday that gay rights activists are akin to violent Islamic extremists, saying that both groups are committed to “destruction.”

In a post titled “The Line Between Islamic Extremists and Gay Rights Extremists,” Erickson conceded that gay activists “with few exceptions” had not become “physically violent.” But, he said, they are “intent on destroying any who disagree with them.”

“They will take the homes, businesses, and life savings of any who defy them, Erickson continued. “They will use the tools of the state and mob action through boycotts, fear, and intimidation to make it happen.”

“The divide between Islamic extremists and gay rights extremists is at death,” Erickson added. “They meet on the line at destruction.”

Erickson was incensed by the case of a Washington florist who was recently found to have violated the law by refusing to sell flowers for a gay wedding. He described Barronelle Stutzman, the florist, as “another life targeted for destruction by the gay rights community.”

In January, Erickson compared gay-rights activists in a different case to “terrorists.”

h/t Joe Jervis

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