Activists Boycott Hotels of Two Gay Men For Hosting a Ted Cruz Reception
It’s pretty hilarious, not to mention hypocritical, when leftists say Republicans don’t reach out to gays and other minorities, and then slap us when it happens. That’s exactly what happened when two gay hoteliers hosted a dinner for Ted Cruz. Now they’re being targeted by gay activists for a boycott.
Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass (pictured with Cruz), two gay real estate moguls who run numerous vacation properties marketed towards the LGBT community, spoke with The New York Times yesterday about the reception they held for the presidential candidate. During that meeting, they mainly discussed foreign policy, while alluding to a possible shift (or private opinion) in Cruz’s thoughts about gay marriage. Nevertheless, the fact that they held a reception (not a fundraiser) for Cruz, a staunch opponent to same-sex marriage, was enough to tick off the gay community.
Within hours, a Facebook page calling for the boycott of the Fire Island Pines Establishments and the Out NYC Hotel, all owned by Reisner and Weiderpass, gained more than 2,500 followers, its wall filled with angry messages blasting the two for selling out their ideals.
“Weiderpass, an out gay man, held a ‘reception’ this past weekend for Senator Cruz,” said the first post on the page. “The question, among so many others, is, WHY???!!!”
“It was arranged to help Cruz get major donors to his campaign,” wrote another. “Claiming it was anything else is pure bullshit. Pure. Bullshit.”
Reiser and Weiderpass were forced to defend their party on Facebook, with Reisner pointing out that he’d hosted a Ready for Hillary fundraiser at Out NYC. “Senator Ted Cruz and I disagree strongly on the issue of gay marriage, but having an open dialogue with those who have differing political opinions is a part of what this country was founded on,” he argued.
The say in the press that they just want a “national conversation,” but when that actually happens, they freak out because that’s not what they want. They want fascist control of this country and to slap down anyone who would disagree with them even in the slightest.
And in case you’re wondering, here’s Cruz on same sex marriage: