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Right Wing Media Engages in War On Homosexuality

And they're lying and using fear mongering tactics just the same way they lied and used fear mongering to attack Islam.

This time however they're attacking Americans, on American soil - Americans who are protected by the Constitution and guaranteed equal rights.


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Comments (12)

steve:

Know what? Even Obama and Hillary don't support gay marriage. Both have said so. So how come when some nobody beauty pageant chick says as eloquenty as possible that she didn't believe in it either she gets viciously attacked and smeared?
Who's attacking who?

GianiD:

Gays dont want equal rights, they want special rights.

Every unmarried adult has the 'right' to marry a member of the opposite sex. Whats anti Constitutional about that?

epador:

Where is Heinlein when you need him?

Paul Hooson:

It's always deeply disturbing to me when some don't want to treat others with equality because of their religion, race, disability or sexual orientation. FOX no doubt has some Gay employees, and they deserve better respect on the job than having to hear attacks on their character for something that they cannot help like their sexual orientation.

It seems to me that everyone forgets that marriage is a religious sacrament, and you'd have a pretty tough time convincing anyone that the Constitution guarantees the right to force one's way into a church and demand to partake of its sacraments.

Further, the militant gay leadership absolutely abhors religion, especially the Christian church. Yet with marriage, they are demanding that the government force the Christian church (and all other religions, for that matter) to admit gays into one of their most important sacraments. If the militant gay leadership hates Christianity so much, then why are they demanding to be included in its sacraments?

In California, the issue of "marriage" is really moot from a legal stand point -- since 2007 the state of California gives same-sex "registered domestic partnerships" virtually the same legal status as opposite-sex couples that are "married."

Unless the militant leadership of the gay community can honestly address these issues, then it is not unreasonable to assume that the whole gay marriage foofaraw is nothing more than the latest manifestation of the long-standing vendetta that militant gay leaders have had against organized religion.

Lee Ward:

"It seems to me that everyone forgets that marriage is a religious sacrament, and you'd have a pretty tough time convincing anyone that the Constitution guarantees the right to force one's way into a church and demand to partake of its sacraments."

Red Herring argument.

So if Gay Americans form a church of their own, and don't go anywhere near Michael's church, they can get legally married?

No.

And what about a marriage under a Justice of the Peace.

Marriage is not a religious sacarement when a marriage is performed by a judge, is it?

Gay Americans are guaranteed equal rights under the Constitution.

And linking the words "virtually the same" to a link to California's Domestic partnership provisions doesn't make it virtually the same.

It isn't virtually the same.

If you marry in New Jersey you're still married if you move to New Mexico. Not so with California's domestic partnership status.

How can it be "virtually the same" when it disappears as soon as you cross the state line?

It isn't the same, and there are huge other differences (heh) as well.

Micheal Laprarie, who blogs on Wizbang, either doesn't know the difference or is choosing to intentionally spread lies. Sometimes, with Christian extremists like Michael, the answer is "both".

Michael says: "Unless the militant leadership of the gay community can honestly address these issues, then it is not unreasonable to assume that the whole gay marriage foofaraw is nothing more than the latest manifestation of the long-standing vendetta that militant gay leaders have had against organized religion."

Short version - "unless gays conform to to Christian traditions and beliefs with respect to marriage, it is safe to assume they are out to get Christians."

This is one of the means Christian extremists use to rally their membership to oppose gay marriages -- threatening the the gays are out to destroy your church.

It's classic fear mongering - the same employed by the Bush administration for 8 years. Getting rid of Bush did not stop religious extremists from using the same tactics used extensively the last 8 years.

"If they don't conform they are out to destroy us." It's the conservative equivalent of the Global War on terror, except they're out to stop Americans from enjoying their equal rights under the Constitution...

...which makes it very Un-American in my book.

steve:

having to hear attacks on their character for something that they cannot help like their sexual orientation
They can't help it? Pedophiles say the same thing so we should allow MAMBLA members to legally marry 10 yr old boys because they can't help it. And I guess the guy having sex with animals has rights to marry a goat too because he can't help his sexual orientation.

Mac Lorry:
And they're lying and using fear mongering tactics just the same way they lied and used fear mongering to attack Islam.

So you are comparing homosexuals with followers of Islam. Laughable and sad at the same time. In "Islamic" countries both atheists and homosexuals are in the closet on pain of death. Bible believing Christians speak out against the homosexual act and those who teach that it's not sin, and Christians vote their beliefs just as you speak out and vote your beliefs, Lee. We have a difference of opinion, but apart from a few extremists, we all live within the law. That's not the case in countries where Islam is the dominate religion.

Gay Americans are guaranteed equal rights under the Constitution.

The 14th amendment, which is the one that guarantees equal rights, has been used to challenge the military draft on the bases that only young men are subject to it. The 14th amendment has also been used to challenge laws requiring only women to cover their breasts in public. Funny thing, the military draft is still legal should congress reactivate it and the laws requiring only women to cover their breasts in public are still in force.

One can only conclude that the 14th amendment is not absolute as it does allow non-equal rights based on both gender and age.

Society depends on the next generation of law abiding citizens for it's existence and the next generation are produced only by heterosexual reproduction. Marriage has been based on this principle of biology and on the quality of the partners. If the biological argument is not sufficient to restrict awarding expensive benefits to just procreation couples, then surely the "love" argument will fail to restrict awarding expensive benefits to just sexually engaged couples. Ultimately any two adults, such as spinster siblings, will be able to form civil unions to take advantage of "marriage" benefits. Thus, there's nothing society can offer procreation couples for the task of producing the next generation of law abiding citizens. At that point government might as well stop providing marriage benefits and see us all only as individuals.

GarandFan:

"War on Homosexuality"? Only in your dreams. Gays, like spoiled children, believe that others are constantly thinking about them. Might be a shock for them to find that most don't.

Allen:

I happen to agree with Miss CA. Marriage is between a man and woman! Most marriages are preformed in church, and all divorces are preformed in court. Following that line of thinking, marriage is a lawful (legal) item.

If this country would recognize civil union contracts from every state, there would be no problem. And I agree with posts #7, 8, & 9.

Chad:

Once again we have that "attacking" homosexuals thing. Conservatives aren't "attacking" anything, they're defending an institution that is based entirely on a religious ceremony. It's the institution of marriage that is under attack, and the homosexual community doing the attacking. The laws of this country are decided by the vote of the people(unless you get an activist judge to illegally legislate from the bench). The people have spoken in california. Iowa and several other states have gone the other route and avoided a vote on the issue because they don't have the public support to get the issue passed. My thought is that civil unions and JOP ceremonies should be legally binding in all 50 states just like marriages are now. However, if you get united in one of these ceremonies it should be called something other than a marriage. Marriage was not, nor should have ever been regulated by the government, as it was a church function. With the availability of wills and powers of attorneys, property rights should not be an issue anymore (if you don't have a will, you're just not thinking). Inheritances and such must be precisely allocated in a will or the state gets to dole them out anyway, so the reason for government issued "marriage licenses" is kind of moot anyway. They were originally used to validate the property rights of inheritors. Now they're just another tax. The real issue is that by using the word "marriage" you strike at the heart of a religious ceremony that most churches take very seriously. You also open churches up for discrimination suits if they refuse to perform a "marriage" based on their beliefs. That's the attack involved here. I didn't see people vandalizing the local GLBT groups HQ after Prop 8 got voted in, just churches. I didn't hear about people getting fired from their jobs, or corporations issuing appologies after donating money to vote against Prop 8. The only "attack" occurring is against christian and LDS Churches.

Fuc KU:

Heterosexuals are to blame for for attacking the institution of marriage.Look at the divorce rate 50% +.Failed marriages galore. And gay men DO NOT want to marry underage boys.Straight men want to marry under age girls.In the meantime straight men are: raping,molesting,assaulting,beating,abusing and killing children and adults so they can have forced sex with girls and women,and boys.Some,not all Straight people have NO room to criticize. They're hate mongering,paranoid,scared small minded little people.The vile smear tactics are very similar if not the same as what Hitler did to the Jews and other undesirables in Nazi Germany. Tactics the GOP and the falsely religious right wing lunatic fringe element of the republican party are using to roll back and eradicate EVERYONE'S rights. Not just gay people. They want to make America as backwards as countries overseas. And California does not grant EQUAL rights with Domestic Partnerships. Only a few rights. I agree with post #10: if marriage is supposedly a religious,sacred institution, explain how come so MANY marriages fail,end up in divorce court and are ended by decree of a civil court.Not in the church. Historical factoid: the Roman Catholic church in the 12th /13th/14th/15th centuries married male priests. Ironic .


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