Ian Reisner, one of the gay hoteliers who faced boycotts and blacklisting following a meeting with Ted Cruz last week, has apologized for the “poor judgement” of associating with someone who disagrees with him, calling it a “terrible mistake.”
We’ve gone beyond tolerance and beyond acceptance. Now we’re on to forced compliance to the orthodoxy, even among members of the formerly oppressed group themselves.
Scary times. Who are the intolerant ones again? I’m willing to guess that, even as the gay businessmen faced complete ostracization for meeting with Cruz, Cruz lost exactly no support for meeting with the gay businessmen.
Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to gay marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.”
Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening.
“I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake,” wrote Mr. Reisner.
Shaken to his bones by the outpouring of hate from the NOH8 crowd.