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07/30/2007

Dearly beloved, I now pronounce your stances hypocritical

by Jeremy Hooper

You know what we find offensive, both intellectually and personally? That Focus on the Family can present every single last story involving gays who wish to get married as if such nuptials would destroy society and all its inhabitants, yet they present this story in the following manner:

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So wait a minute -- There's no blaming this on straight females' "immorality" or straight males' promiscuous ways? And there's no finger-pointing at the pro-single activists' militant agenda? And there are no attempts to deny a relationship with God to those who are living in unmarried partnerships? Yet when we fight with every fiber in our being for the opportunity to up the legally-married numbers, WE are somehow the ones "destroying traditional marriage"? And when we try to encourage a world where ALL children see that ALL committed couples have the opportunity to pledge a commitment to another, we are painted as the marital problem, not the solution?!

::sniff, sniff:: Anyone else smell a heaping pile of sanctimonious bullsh*t in our midst? ::sniff, sniff:: It smells like some sort of noxious mix of false righteousness, ignoring the real problem, hijacking of morality, and truck stop toilet. ::sniff, sniff:: And what is that I detect -- a subtle hint of the sort of rank, heterosexist bias that automatically places heterosexuals on a moral platform above that on which gays reside? ::sniff, sniff:: Alright, everyone check your shoes!

Marriage Down, Cohabitation Up [CitizenLink]

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Your thoughts

I'm sorry, I'm supposed to get married (assuming I'm hetero) "for the public good?" WTF?!?!?!?

Posted by: Jessica | Jul 30, 2007 4:09:17 PM

Jessica: I know, right? That's a whole other element that could be explored.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 30, 2007 4:11:36 PM

Well, I don't know about the "public good", however, in most religions and churches, being single after a certain age is seen as outside of the norm. In the LDS (Mormon) church, it is often said that a single male over the age of 25 is a menace to society. I got married to fit in with the church, I got divorced as a way to make myself happy...

Posted by: Todd | Jul 30, 2007 4:28:15 PM

Everybody to Vegas!

Oh, wait, that's denigrating the "sanctity" of marriage. Day-um, these people are hard to please.

Posted by: Marie S | Jul 30, 2007 7:27:48 PM

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