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05/16/2008

Wherein homo-hostility turns herbicidal

by Jeremy Hooper

200805161313Think you've seen every sort of attack on yesterday's historic ruling that you can possibly imagine? Well check out this little quip from the Christian Civic League of Maine's Mike Heath, which was passed on to us by the lovely and talented Pam Spaulding. It's certainly the first time in the past two days that we've heard our lives reduced to weeds that needed to be yanked out by the root:

We must attack this problem at its root. If you want to get rid of a weed you don't pull off the leaves. You destroy the root. The root idea of so-called same sex marriage is special rights for citizens on the basis of sexual wrongdoing. That is where the fight must be engaged.

Wow. Just wow. Can you even imagine the resounding outcry that would come forth from our opposition if someone on the pro-acceptance side was likening the evangelical community's right to practice their faith to an invasive, unwanted substance that needs to be eliminated?! in fact, we don't have to imagine it. We've seen them turn even the most benign questionings of faith into "attacks on religious freedom." But yet when it comes to actual human beings who simply want the same rights and protections as everyone else -- well these good and decent people on the side of "morality" have zero qualms about flora-fying those existences and the recognition thereof so that they are likened to the plant version of pervasive evil. It's an inhuman analogy that is frighteningly inhumane.

**You can read the rest of Heath's email at Pam's pad: Reality bites for Christian Civic League of Maine's Mike Heath [PHB]

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It's sad how sex-obsessed the Christians are. They can't tell love from sex! No wonder they don't allow it outside of marriage. Morons...

Posted by: May | May 16, 2008 2:07:21 PM

I actually agree with him. That is exactly the root of the problem and where our fight needs to be fought. That is, them viewing homosexuality and other orientations as "sexual wrongdoings" rather than natural human traits!

The whole situation really needs to be reframed so that sexual orientation is seen as an immutable characteristic of certain human beings that needs protection and not a "special" action or tendancy that wants unfair recognition. Unfortunately, too many people still believe them when they put homosexuality in the same bin as pedophilia. It's time for the discourse to change and for more people to see sexual orientation for what it truly is.

Posted by: Eric L | May 16, 2008 3:01:26 PM

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