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The United States Of Discrimination
How modern are we? We are actually considering an amendment to The Constitution because superstitious, irrational people believe, totally sans proof, that there's a god and that that god said it's wrong for two men or two women to have sex? Clearly, gay is the new black. And clearly, nobody proposing this amendment feels an ounce of shame in that. Scary. I don't care if gay sex makes you uncomfortable, or if, as a friend of mine told me, it's "weird" that two men would marry. I find it weird and very uncomfortable to see women with big guts falling out of their too-small hiphuggers and baby tees. Yes, I'm tempted to write a law banning them from leaving the house without throwing on burkhas -- but somehow, I restrain myself. Live and let live. And if you're a gay American or an American who support full rights for all people -- the mere existence of this movement toward official gay discrimination might suddenly make you consider living someplace else.

Posted by aalkon at July 10, 2004 8:06 AM

Comments

My friend David recently said "yes" to his boyfriend's marriage proposal, as they stood before the Lincoln Memorial. Later on, David asked him why he chose that particular location to pop the question. His fiance's answer: "Because I think he would've been on our side."

Posted by: Lena at July 10, 2004 7:10 PM

Be it known, from now until foreve, that it bothers me not if gays and lesbians wish to marry. I have bigger shit to deal with.

Posted by: GOD at July 11, 2004 1:46 AM

Strangely enough, "GOD," who posted above, has the same IP address as another person who posts on this site. Both of you should be advised that I must delete any postings anonymously slandering any other poster on the site, lest I be sued senseless...hence my deletion of the PS at the bottom of "GOD"'s posting.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at July 11, 2004 2:49 AM

My apologies to everyone for the lame attempt at humor logging in as "God". It was inspired by mass drunken revelry and seemed funny at the time.

Also my apologies to Richard Bennett, the target of my deleted comment. It was ungentlemanly and ill concieved. My comment was inspired by the DDT story, which has been a big topic in the last two weeks as I ramble about Alaska photographing wildlife. It was plain stupid, meant to be humorous.

Again my apologies to everyone and it will not happen again.

Posted by: eric at July 11, 2004 11:59 AM

Our founding fathers crafted a pretty elegant little document. Only an idiot like George W. would think he can improve on it.

Posted by: Sheryl at July 11, 2004 9:26 PM

Though elegant and brief, it's not exactly an easy read. I seriously doubt he even owns a copy of it.

Posted by: Lena at July 12, 2004 8:54 AM

Good point Lena.

Posted by: Sheryl at July 12, 2004 8:41 PM

Is it only me and my queer perspective on things, or is it indeed remarkable how Lynne Cheney has come out against the Federal Marriage Amendment? I'm finding the incoherence on this issue really invigorating. I can't help but think that social conflict (between "classes") is the driving force in the development of history. Or maybe historical materialism has nothing to do with it, and Lynne's just being a good mom to her dyke daughter Mary.

Whatever. We're living in the disaster zone of social change, and I'm digging it highly.

Posted by: Commie Lena at July 12, 2004 10:29 PM

The Blazing Truth About Gay Marriage
by Jesse McKay for the Blazing Truth
July 18, 2004

"Marriage" is and has always been about children. In a shocking way, so is gay marriage.

This recent ordeal we've been through... being strong-armed by the militant homosexual community into a national discussion of "gay marriage" (which straight people don't want and gay people don't want) is at first confusing and pointless, since children are the product of "breeders." It gets worse: marriage is basically defined by love and respect, while gay couples are defined by perversity and narcissism.

Married people have benefits in the USA. There are tax advantages. There are exemptions and deductions, health care plans, insurance plans, and a considerable edge in estate planning. Even more than this, the godfathers of homoerotica are doubtless salivating at the prospect of introduction into America's schools and workplaces as a government-sanctioned co-equal to the "straight" (i.e., normal) lifestyle.

May I point out that we got here because the Supreme Court correctly decided to overturn a Texas law criminalizing private, consensual adult sodomy? This has predictably mutated into the odorous view that homosexuality is now at par with normal conduct and gay rights advocates are thusly now at par with Martin Luther King. The campaign was mounted in various states to create gay marriages, and in Massachusetts, the legislature has been unable in time to undo the State Supreme Court's destruction of the definition of marriage. Activists are using the "Full Faith and Credit" clause of the Constitution to manufacture nationwide what they have thus far been unable to get passed by one legislature and signed by one governor.

Homosexuality is a perversion, it is an emotional and mental illness, at worst a transmitter of a den of deadly disease, nearly universally linked to other perversions, the most serious of which is homosexual child-rape. The homosexual rape of a (virgin) child is a popular subject of sick fantasy... typically, homosexual behavior is rooted in child molestation. "Turning" a straight child gay is thus their ultimate turn-on.

Why anyone should bless the "union" of two sick people in a staged mockery of the true and normal is a mystery. But it is no mystery why the EEQAC, the Ever-Expanding Queer Acronym Community (now targeting "questioning" youth) demands full legal recognition by any perverse means necessary, especially the extra-democratic ones such as corrupt liberal judges.

Full-out "equality" for homosexuals in the 1960s Civil Rights sense will cost the taxpayers far too much, will measurably benefit no one, will endanger all children forever, and will not merely be a slap in the face of all Christians so much as a handcuff and a gag to silence and punish the deserved public rebuke. What is happening in Canada and across Europe could happen here.

The idea of two homosexuals adopting a child, or some scientist's future test-tube effort, yields a disgusting and dreadful freakshow of a family in an era where it's already difficult to have two parents in the household or one stay-at-home parent to raise the children. The latchkey phenomena and the failure of day care should be frightening enough without the Pink Wolf at the door.

Homosexuals aren't the only perverts wanting recognition and status. NAMBLA, polygamy, polyamory, and so many more "alternatives" are clamoring for attention. (Who are we, after all, to allow this one perversion and not all?) How could it be OK for two men or two women to bunk together in official marital bliss, and not OK for Mother and Uncle, brother and sister, a sheep, some 6-year-olds, a couple of cadavers, and a fence post? Why, with a big enough bed, the whole town could be married.

Facts are facts: marriage is recognized and sanctioned by every nation because families are the brick of society -- families are our national function. The calm, productive and happy adult, secure in marital bonds, is far preferred to the rambunctious, troubled, ne'er-do-well youth, overcome by salacious games of chase-tail. Our nation exists because, though we live and we die, the family continues. Devastating and deconstructing the definition of marriage and family to mean anybody, any combination, anything, is chaotic, idiotic, and an affront to every decent person.

We would be far better off to remove the institution of marriage from all law, anywhere, everywhere, and transform it into a purely religious institution than we would be to have this noble institution blatantly defiled and destroyed as we are seeing today.

Meanwhile, all across the USA, people reacted in shock and horror when it was learned that bishops and Catholic Church had participated in a cover-up of 100 or so molestations committed by priests against boys. What happened was evil and tragic. We can't let groups like NAMBLA use their broken moral compasses in place of what we know to be right and wrong, or listen to their argument that because our moral sense is religious in nature (i.e., because it has a permanent foundation) that it must be excised to make path for the Multi-Cultural Future.

Stand up, people.

Stand up for one-man, one-woman marriage. Stand up for what is right and moral. Stand up, take a last stand because this is the last stand. There is nothing left after this. Go on, get up, because marriage, family, God, and country must mean something because otherwise everything means nothing, life is evil narcissism, everyone and everything is a bald-faced lie, and death is meaningless. Stand up and fight your demon because without the essence of family, the human race is just a field of wheat and no harvest.

Stand up and strike down your demon. There is good and evil. There is right and wrong. Strike him down. There is such a thing as family. There is a purpose for each life. Strike down that demon. Take back your family. Take back your neighborhood. Strike him down. Take back the city, county, and state. Take back that court that he has perverted. Take back the legislature. Strike him down. Take back the statehouse, the governor's mansion, the courthouse. Strike him now. Take back your nation. Take back the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the White House. Take back the world, and do not for one minute let anyone tell you that right is wrong, wrong is right, black is white. Perversion is not an alternative choice or an acceptable lifestyle. It is wrong. Save the children. Strike down the demon.

Posted by: Jesse McKay at July 18, 2004 6:27 AM