November 7, 2008
Understanding The Anti-Gay

When you picture someone who opposes GLBT rights, what do you see? Fred Phelps and his ridiculous homemade signs? Perhaps a finger-wagging politician talking about ‘family values’? Or a minister bemoaning the rise of “sodomy” in America? All good examples, but here’s the ugliest face of all, the face of the middle-road homophobe:

“I think the voters were thinking, well, if it makes them happy, why shouldn’t we let gay couples get married. And I think we made them realize that there are broader implications to society and particularly the children when you make that fundamental change that’s at the core of how society is organized, which is marriage,” -Jeff Flint, Chief Strategist for Proposition 8, a measure banning gay marriage in California.

Look at the language there. “Let gay couples,” because fundamental liberties are a gift from the breeding class? “Made them realize,” which is a fine way of saying “terrorized with visions of churches being shut-down for not performing gay marriages.” And of course “fundamental change,” because change is bad and something to be feared. Interracial marriage was once seen as something that was once seen as a “fundamental change” to marriage that would have “broad implications” for children and society.

To be fair, they were right about interracial marriage. The most resounding impact was felt last night, when the son of a Black man and a white woman became president of the United States.

Let’s hope it won’t take generations for the children of GLBT couples.

[Photo by maha-online]

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  • James Hipps says :

    I couldn’t of said it better, nor do I think anyone else could have. Very well put…and thank you!

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  • Tim Coyne says :

    Right on.

    I live in the land of Prop. 8.

    Very depressing.

    I really thought the voters were going to do the right thing.

    Strange year in Cali.

    Obama - In

    Abortion Restrictions - Out

    Gay Marriage - Denied

  • Alexa says :

    When you picture someone who opposes GLBT rights, what do you see?

    Ignorance and intolerance, pure and simple.

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