According to recent news reports, Tarlach MacNiallais, 47, a prominent LGBT activist was tackled and beaten by a bouncer at the Guadalajara De Noche restaurant in Jackson Heights, New York. According to reports, MacNiallais was beaten because he was dancing with a man.
MacNiallais has indicated that the bouncers approached him during the dance and advised him that he could not “do that here,” because, the Guadalajara De Noche restaurant, “is not a gay bar.”
The attack ensued when MacNiallais retorted, “I have just as much right as anyone else.” The bouncer tackled MacNiallais and even hit him with a chair – a response that seems appropriate for the crime of dancing with someone of the same sex [insert sarcasm here].
Perhaps even more disgustingly, according to one comment left on the New York Posts website:
He’s stupid not to listen to the bouncers, he probably threw a hissy fit and prob make some terrorist threats. – alltechneeds
Generally, the term “hissy fit” is reserved for an adult that has displayed diva-like or high-strung behavior. The commenter made that conclusion based upon MacNiallais’ response that he has a right to dance with someone as much as anyone else.
But here’s the first problem; had MacNaillais been dancing with someone of the opposite-sex, the confrontation would not have occurred at all. For the sake of argument, however, let’s assume that he had been dancing with someone of the opposite-sex and been approached by a bouncer. The bouncer then advised MacNaillais that he couldn’t do that in the establishment because it’s not a “straight bar.” Continuing for the sake of argument, let’s assume that MacNaillais then said to the bouncer, “I have as much right as anyone else.” Would it be logical for the bouncer to beat Macnaillais for his “hissy fit?” Of course not!
Then we get to the lowest of the low. Our commenter equated asserting one’s civil rights in the United States of America with a terror threat. This is what’s gone wrong with the right. They have barred logic and reason, ignored the Constitution and now go as far as asserting that exercising one’s civil rights is a terroristic threat.
Perhaps that’s why so many on the right are jumping ship as reported by our friend over at The New Civil Rights Movement – because the right is wrong.
NOTE: For more of the column, Stupid Things People Say About Gays, click here.