Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kitco Bans Gay Marriage Opponents

What does gold investment advisor Howard S. Katz have to do with Miss California? Recently, Perez Hilton, a gay judge in the Miss USA contest, asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, whether she believes in gay marriage. Prejean suggested that marriage ought to be between a man and a woman. There has been speculation that Prejean lost Miss USA as a result. Suppressive intolerance against all who disagree with extremist dogma is reminiscent of the the Fascist trial of Antonio Gramsci. The left has whined about McCarthyism for more than fifty years, yet it does not hestitate to apply McCarthyite tactics, ruining careers with ideological litmus tests, when an individual's views do not conform to left wing or homosexual dogma.

Howard S. Katz has been working on gold investing since the 1960s. He has successfully navigated gold, lumber and other commodities markets for 40 years, and frequently publishes on Gold Eagle, Goldseek, and other gold websites. Recently, on his personal blog that he had linked to a Kitco article, Katz mentioned that he opposes gay marriage. He did not write this in the Kitco article. He simply voiced the view that he opposed gay marriage in his blog, which was linked to the article.

Because Katz failed the Code of Gay Fascism, Ms. Cambone wrote Katz the e-mail below. It saddens me that the gay community and Kitco have taken to witch-hunting and McCarthyite tactics, such as attacking people's livelihoods because they merely store and do not lubricate their gold bars.

Does this mean that all current writers on Kitco support gay marriage? I will inquire. Please stay tuned.

Subject: commentary
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:35:50 -0400

Dear Mr. Katz,

We have run into quite a few complaints with your latest article. It seems that when our readers clicked the link to your website, they found a blog against homosexual marriages. This has insulted many people. We at Kitco realize that your commentary did not make reference to this fact but we cannot be associated with individuals who share these viewpoints.

You are a longtime contributor to Kitco and we appreciate your commentaries. Unfortunately, we cannot publish commentator’s who have points-of-views that are offensive to readers.

If you would like to discuss this matter in further detail, please feel free to call me.


Daniela Cambone
Content Specialist
Marketing Department

Kitco Metals Inc.
Direct Line: (514) 670-1317
Cell: (514) 928-5820
Fax: (514) 875-2579


Anonymous said...

Ms. Cambone:

Shame on Kitco for scolding Howard Katz for expressing his personal opinion
about gay marriage.

Mr. Katz is not the only person to hold the view he does. Whatever gays do
in private is their business, but it cannot be "marriage". Two men cannot
"marry" each other any more than I can marry a goat. It is not hate, and it
certainly is not discrimination to plainly state the facts of life.

Opinions about a lot of things unrelated to precious metals are expressed in
the process of writing good market commentary. Kitco is a valuable source
of market information and opinion to me. I must question what Kitco thinks
its core business competency is when it puts expressing politically correct
opinions about gay marriage above soundly reasoned commentary about
economics and precious metals.

Kindest regards,


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