Richard Raddon, director of the Los Angeles Film Festival since the year 2000, resigned his position after coming under fire for supporting California’s Proposition 8, a referendum that passed earlier this month and prevents the state’s courts, legislature, and executive from forcing citizens to recognize same-sex marriages with citizen approval.
Raddon, a Mormon, came under intense attacks from supposedly openminded homosexual activists who preach tolerance toward themselves but direct intense hatred and invective toward those who disagree with their sexual-activist agenda.
The attacks began a few days ago, after his $1,500 donation to pro-Prop 8 forces was revealed in a movie-industry blog.
Representatives of Film Independent, the nonprofit organization that sponsors the annual festival, praised Raddon’s job performance and years of faithful service and gave him a unanimous vote of confidence when the attacks began. The attacks intensified, of course, and the board later said in a statement that they had accepted his resignation "with great reluctance."
Translation: They’re well aware that they could have stood up for him and talked him out of resigning, but they were direly afraid to offend the powerful, angry, homosexual activist groups in Hollywood.
In a press statement, Raddon attempted to lay the groundwork for resuming a career in the industry by pledging his support for the homosexual activists’ agenda:
I have always held the belief that all people, no matter race, religion or sexual orientation, are entitled to equal rights. As many know, I consider myself a devout and faithful Mormon. I prefer to keep the details around my contribution through my church a private matter. But I am profoundly sorry for the negative attention that my actions have drawn to Film Independent and for the hurt and pain that is being experienced in the GLBT community.
The forced resignation of Raddon is part of a much greater plan on the part of homosexual activists in Hollywood to punish Prop 8 supporters and intimidate all opposition, according to the Los Angeles Times:
Ever since the passage of Proposition 8, liberal Hollywood has been debating whether and how to publicly punish those who supported the controversial amendment to the state constitution. Scott Eckern, the director of the nonprofit California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, recently resigned amid a flurry of condemnation from prominent theater artists. There have also been calls for boycotts of the Cinemark theater chain, whose chief executive, Alan Stock, donated $9,999 to "Yes on 8."
The ability of people to employ stormtrooper tactics while characterizing themselves as oppressed and their opponents as intolerant is vivid evidence of the pro-homosexual bias of the U.S. mainstream media and the absurdity of the homosexual activists’ claims of needing to be protected from oppression.
In point of fact, the very opposite has consistently proven true in the past two decades and is increasingly evident.