RECENT  POSTS:  » NOM spends six figures on North Carolina's Hagan/Tillis US Senate race » Idaho wedding venue can be discriminatory so long as it sticks to new business model » Sunday in Houston: Activists mad that churches were noted for their politicization head to a church—to politicize » Lisa Kudrow thinks my website title is modest, at best » Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded mission of destruction? » MassResistance's hilarious fourteen-point plan for reinstating marriage discrimination: Get really, really nasty » Concerned Women For America finally learns to call out anti-gay rhetoric » 'Rivka Edelman' responds to me via one of the most bizarre comments I've ever read » Just going to another vendor isn't always easy, isn't good basis for sound policy » Pat Robertson: People who believe in fair nondiscrimination law are 'terrorists, radicals, and extremists'  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

02/13/2007

File this under 'you said it, we didn't'

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images  Good As You Images Hutch-2In response to the conversation-starting Washington initiative that would make procreation a marital requirement (since it seems that conservatives think it already is), the gay-unfriendly Rev. Ken Hutcherson tells Family News in Focus:

"They want to put it on the front burner about how 'narrow-minded' Christians are," he said. "If they can get this and get some Christians to back this up, then they can really make us look foolish."

Hmm...well.

Although Rev. Hutcherson would seem to trip over his own language when he uses the word "Christians" to refer to both those who oppose gay rights as well as those religious folks who will potentially support this endeavor. This is of course due to the fact that our "pro-family" opposition likes to paint the picture that gay activists are not protesting bias, but rather Christianity as a whole (thus the reason why Hutcherson asserts it's "Christians" whose ideas we wish to make look foolish, not just those Christians who condemn us). However, it's not people of any particular religion, creed, political affiliation, ideology, or even human beings AT ALL that we are protesting! We are protesting the idea of bias and the culture of non-acceptance that is emboldened by such gay-antipathetic views! That sort of demonizing, stigmatizing, mean-spirited inequality-promotion: You best believe we will work day and night to make it look as foolish as it truly is!

Washington Initiative Would Limit Marriage to Those Who Bear Children [CitizenLink]

Technorati Tags:

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails