Chuck Norris is an action movie star — and a bad one. But he should stay that way. His forays into politics reveal his basic ignorance.
Norris has penned a piece for the American Family Association whining about how the Obama Administration has declared war on religion.
Personally I don’t think he wrote it. I think someone else wrote it and he attached his name to it because it reads like the usual religious right hogwash.
But two items on his supposed list of grievances caught my eye:
Here is why the two items caught my eye. The first item is a basic lie. And that can be easily be proven by the link contained in the item. The Washington Post article which it links to clearly says:
The Pentagon will permit military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where they reside, it said Friday.
Defense Department guidance issued to military chaplains said they may participate in ceremonies on or off military bases in states that recognize gay unions. Chaplains are not required to officiate at same-sex weddings if doing so is counter to their religious or personal beliefs, the guidance said.
The second claim I illuminated is important because it illustrates the fraud that Chuck Norris is exposing himself to be:
Secretary Clinton was not demonizing religious beliefs. She was calling attention the fact that in some foreign countries, LGBTQs persecuted by ways of beatings, vicious murders, forced rapes, and forced reparative therapy:
Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people whose human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today. In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed. Many are treated with contempt and violence by their fellow citizens while authorities empowered to protect them look the other way or, too often, even join in the abuse. They are denied opportunities to work and learn, driven from their homes and countries, and forced to suppress or deny who they are to protect themselves from harm.
Chuck Norris considers himself an action hero. He has starred in many motion pictures and a television show (“Walker, Texas Ranger”) portraying himself as someone who fights against injustice. As such, Norris has been shown fictionally preventing innocent people from beaten, killed, or generally terrorized.
How is it that this man who has made a career out of being a hero to the persecuted in motion pictures and television can conveniently ignore actual cases of people being persecuted simply because these people are gay?
The answer is clear. Chuck Norris is a liar and a fraud. His persona is nothing much than phony macho bravado.
Chuck Norris can’t stand up to injustice because he simply doesn’t know what real injustice is. The only type of injustice he knows belongs on a sound stage. It begins when the director says “action” and ends when the same director yells “cut.”
Somehow, because of all of the years in this phony world, Norris sees himself as an actual heroic figure.
A little advice, Chuck. Stay in the land of make-believe. In real life, you just don’t measure up to your image.