Roundup

Answering the tough questions about opposing “same-sex marriage” – some simple and effective talking points: – Hat tip: that superior source for apologetics and pro-family information, the Wintery Knight

I. THE MOST EFFECTIVE SINGLE SENTENCE:

Extensive and repeated polling agrees that the single most effective message is:

“Gays and Lesbians have a right to live as they choose,
they don’t have the right to redefine marriage for all of us.”

This allows people to express support for tolerance while opposing gay marriage. Some modify it to “People have a right to live as they choose, they don’t have the right to redefine marriage for all of us.

Some sample Q&A.  Learn these easy answers and stop being silent on this key issue.

1. Are you a bigot? “Why do you want to take away people’s rights?”
“Isn’t it wrong to write discrimination into the constitution?”

A: “Do you really believe people like me who believe mothers and fathers both matter to kids are like bigots and racists? I think that’s pretty offensive, don’t you? Particularly to the 60 percent of African-Americans who oppose same-sex marriage. Marriage as the union of husband and wife isn’t new; it’s not taking away anyone’s rights. It’s common sense.”

2. Isn’t the ban on gay marriage like bans on interracial marriage?

A: “Bans on interracial marriage were about keeping two races apart so that one race could oppress the other. Marriage is about bringing two sexes together, so that children get the love of their own mom and a dad, and women don’t get stuck with the enormous disadvantages of parenting alone.” “Having a parent of two different races is just not the same as being deprived of your mother—or your father.”

Sharks Are Not Misunderstood Dolphins, and Islam Is Not a Religion of Peace – Kevin DuJan from Hillbuzz is writing for the American Spectator now.

No matter how many times the delusional fools in the American media try to convince you otherwise, sharks are not misunderstood dolphins, and Islam is not a religion of peace.

I think that even the media knows this, on some level, because I’ve noticed that few journalists ever cover Islamic terror attacks the way they’d report on other murder sprees and tragedies committed by non-Muslims.

In the case of the latter, great effort is made to explain precisely why someone like Jared Lee Loughner picked up a gun, killed six, and injured a dozen more in his assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  His parents, friends, teachers, distant relatives, acquaintances, and kindergarten teacher, and a kid who sat next to him for an hour and a half on the ride to summer camp fifteen years ago, are all scrutinized for clues into his behavior, then blamed for being bad influences on him.  The media stokes an abusive outrage against these people — the parents in particular — for not catching the warning signs that could have prevented these murders.  Simultaneously, the media and the left join together in politicizing the tragedy, invoking Rahm Emanuel’s corollary to the Alinsky Rules for Radicals that no good crisis should go to waste.  This means that in addition to the people a murderer like Loughner actually knew, the entire conservative movement in this country must also be held responsible for this single man’s actions, including peopleLoughner never met, spoke to, or even knew much about, like Governor Sarah Palin.

When a Muslim commits an act of mass-murdering terrorism, in contrast, the left does not camp out in front of the shooter/assassin/bomber’s home and scrutinize every person he ever in his life came in contact with and blame them all for his actions.  Instead, the media personalities report on acts of terrorism the way they do shark attacks.

Obamacare wavier count: 729 organizations, including many unions, plus 4 whole states (that, coincidentally, the President needs to win re-election).  If the unicorn-rich bill was so swell, why all the waivers?  And is the media aggressively researching the connections to the politically connected companies and why they are getting waivers?

Joseph Smith, false prophet – Glenn has a great series on the many failed prophecies (62 at last count) of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism.  Failed prophecies = failed prophet, i.e, don’t follow him.

Pro-gay groups upset that supermarket “censors” US magazine with Elton John, his gay lover and their surrogate child – only they still sold the magazine, they just covered the picture to protect children.

I saw that at the grocery store last night.  How disgusting.  Deliberately bringing a child into a motherless, perverse relationship.  Such narcissism and selfishness on behalf of Elton and those who are so thin-skinned that they have to force their views on little children.

From the Your President Thinks You Are Stupid category: He has raised discretionary spending 84% and is “committing” to cutting it by less than 1%, and you are to believe that he’s a cost-cutter.  Check.

Miracle of life video – highlights some crucial scientific facts about the unborn, namely that they are human beings from conception.

6 thoughts on “Roundup”

  1. Great round-up, Neil. How do you find the time?

    The “freezing discretionary spending” thing would be like Paris Hilton saying that she’s going to “freeze” her spending, or Lindsey Lohan is not going to get any more DUIs this year than last year. When you’re trying to find the value of an integral (here, total spending), you don’t just need to know the slope (i.e. the change); you also need the start point.

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  2. By the way, compare the Elton John cover with the disgusting cover that US did in fall of 2008 of Gov. Palin: her holding Trig, with “Babies, Lies, and Scandal” over it, as if her lovely child were something to be ashamed of, and as if she were a pop star, not the most popular governor in the country.

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  3. Re: Your President Thinks You Are Stupid.
    That reminded me of this quote by Henry Mencken:
    “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”
    How much more, given that this assertion applies to the willingness of people to squander their own money, does it apply to the squandering of other people’s money?
    I shudder to think, but given that Obama’s approval ratings are not hovering on the level of sewer gas, I’m wondering if optimism for America’s future might not be found on the same hat rack as the blind optimism of those who think that Obama’s plans are great ideas.

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  4. I was thinking of posting on that Elton John story as well. I still may.

    I must confess that I struggle to remain compassionate for the harm people like John are doing themselves, spiritually, physically and emotionally. But I lose it altogether when their attacks on children are presented as some wonderful thing. They are shamelessly self-centered.

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  5. I’ve said this hundreds of times, and I still believe it: Allowing homosexuals to raise children is child abuse.

    Great pro-life video, Neil! I’m snagging it to post on Facebook. That should make my Liberal Doctor nephew cringe.

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