When GLAAD launched the Commentator Accountability Project back in March, well over half of the folks whose own words are collected by the project publicly responded to their inclusion. The through-line that connected every single one of their replies was the charge that GLAAD was trying to "silence" their speech, despite the fact that the project does the exact opposite - presenting their verbatim words to the public at large.
discriminatory those words may be; and so on and so forth. And of course virtually everyone who has jumped into defend Chick-fil-A has done so without acknowledging what Dan Cathy, the company's president and COO, actually said (e.g. "shake fist at God"; "inviting God's judgment;" "deprived mind") or mentioning the fact that the company bans same-sex couples from its WinShape Retreat and donates heavily to anti-LGBT organizations, including those that push so-called "ex-gay therapy" and some that have been labeled as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Instead, anti-gay activists are trying to make it about Cathy's "support for traditional marriage." There is a serious game of sidestep going on.