Update: Be sure to read Playing the Race Card on Gay Marriage. Carlotta highlights some of the absurdities of the pro-LGBTQ movement. They have a lot of nerve trying to co-opt the Civil Rights movement. From the article she analyzed:
Well, let’s see. The civil rights once denied to black Americans included the right to register as a voter, the right to cast a ballot, the right to use numerous public facilities, the right to get a fair hearing in court, the right to send their children to an integrated public school, and the right to equal opportunity in housing and employment. Have gay people been denied any of these rights? Have they been forced to sit in the back of buses? Confined to segregated neighborhoods? Barred from serving on juries? Subjected to systematic economic exploitation?
Then there’s this from Verum Serum:
Oddly enough, I haven’t been able to find one gay activist/gay rights spokesperson who has been able to articulate HOW these two are the same.
Let me give it a shot…
The history of blacks in the United States begins with slavery and continues on to various forms of societal discrimination that has included: denial of voting rights, denial of property ownership rights, denial of equity in education, denial of access to public facilities, denial of access to businesses, denial of equal access to public transportation, etc.
Homosexuals in the United States have had to endure…society’s refusal to allow them to change the definition of marriage.
You know what? The homosexuals are RIGHT. They are EXACTLY the same as blacks! Viva la Revolucion!
At times I’m tempted to say, go ahead and give them “gay marriage.” The sooner they get all they think they want the sooner they’ll realize that they are still miserable and separated from God.
The problem is that one of the things on their laundry list is to silence the church, because the Bible will always be a constant reminder that they aren’t fooling God. And I’m not keen on giving up the church just yet.
A post titled When MY Generation Speaks by a 30-ish liberal friend railed against people in favor of Proposition 8 in California.
This entry is not to argue the inherent rights of gays to marry – not because there aren’t plenty of people who would love to debate this but because the debate would change nothing. Exit polling clearly indicates people make this decision based on dogma, not on logic – and if I have learned one thing in life, it is that reasoning with dogma is like talking to a wall.
Yeah, I’ve noticed that too, with dogma such as, “Haters! Irrational! Uneducated! You want to send gays to internment camps! You’re forcing your religion on us! Of course we wouldn’t teach kindergarteners about this! Etc.!”
Here is some logic for those who are interested:
- Same sex unions can never provide a mother and a father to a child, so the State has no interest in promoting or regulating them.
- Marriage is a union of a man and a woman.
- Gay couples already get benefits from the State of California. This was all about affirmation.
- The judges ignored the will of the people, so the amendment made perfect sense.
- Sexual preferences are not Civil Rights. Skin color is morally neutral, sexual behavior is not.
- Oxymoronic “same sex marriage” doesn’t mean that marriage is redefined as man/woman, woman/woman or man/man, it redefines it to say that it is not just between a man and a woman — it is whatever anyone wants to define it to be. The same “anti-discrimination” rationale is immediately available for polygamists, incestuous couples, etc.
Note that I didn’t even refer to the Bible. If people want to know what God has to say — and they should, since He created the universe and us — here’s a summary:
- 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
- 100% of the verses referencing God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
- 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
- 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.
- In short, to advance “same sex marriage” is to be perpetually shaking your fist at God in rebellion.
Here’s more from the other blogger:
That the proposition passed is an injustice and is unjustifiable – but look to the horizon. People, especially the dogmatized, fear that which is different – that which they do not understand. Just as the elderly and the dogmatized were the most fervent opponents of desegregation and of women’s suffrage, they are holding back progress on this issue – the civil rights issue of my generation. But my generation will have the last word, and years from now, when gay rights are considered as inalienable as the rights of blacks and women, we will look back with shame and confusion at those who stood against the tide of equality.
Actually, we do understand it. We don’t fear what is different, we fear what it will do to innocent people and the structure of the foundation of society.
And as usual this guy and his bigoted, shameful generation pull up the drawbridge on people with different sexual preferences. They pat themselves on the back for supporting gay rights but ignore preferences of others.
What about the “Civil Rights” of those who want polygamy, incest, bestiality, necrophilia, and who knows what else? If marriage is not just for a man and a woman, then who says it has to be just for humans, or just for two people, or just for non-siblings, or just for living people, etc.? The reasoning for same sex unions would apply to them as well. And don’t tell me that judges wouldn’t rationalize those. Any group that can see unlimited abortion rights in the Constitution has a remarkable — albeit perverted — creative streak.
I realize how tempting it is for people to insist that those who disagree with them are irrational bigots, but the facts do not support their arguments.
I am glad that his generation has the right to speak and I concede that they may get their way at the ballot box someday. I just hope that more of his generation exercise their right to think critically as well.