You Can’t Reason With a Bully, Reverend Wallis
To explain: Rev. Jim Wallis of the liberal Christian organization Sojourners has invited Glen Beck to have an open discussion about his comments about Christians leaving churches that fight for social justice through his blog at the Huffington Post. Beck has not only refused Rev. Wallis' invitation, he's insulted the Reverend and Sojourners on his radio show.Now, Reverend Wallis is not a big fan of our community from what I've heard, but I do think he needs to hear this. So does the President of our country.
Reverend Wallis-Beck is a bully. That's all he is. He has no other discernable talent other than making himself look like a major league a$$hole over broadcast television and radio. And he will bully you through his TV show and radio show until you either cave in to his agenda or shut up and give up trying to bring him to the table-because he'll never show up. And then he'll chortle and call you names that insult your manhood because you DID NOT stand up to him, kinda like he does with every 'progressive' that doesn't challenge him directly. Bullies don't understand reason. They don't understand civility. They only understand someone in their face screaming obscenities at them, at best.
YOU CANNOT REASON OR DISCUSS ANYTHING RATIONALLY WITH BULLIES. IT DOESN'T WORK. THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO IS CHALLENGE THEM.
We in the LGBT community-which you ignore at best and revile at worst-know all about people like Beck. Most of us either ignore the bullies and do nothing about them, or we rise up-kinda like we're doing now, if you haven't noticed. You think the sit-in at Pelosi's office and the protest in front of the White House with LT. Choi is bad? Just wait. We created ACT-UP. and ACT-UP is now coming back. Maybe not in it's original form, but it will be something similar and with the same tactics. We're about to show you how to handle a bully, Rev. Wallis. Take notes, and hopefully, you'll come to your senses, recind that invitation to Beck, and thank us later.