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11/10/2008

Time's unrelenting march: Good for anti-gays?!

by Jeremy Hooper

Want a good laugh? Well check out this conclusion that the rabidly anti-gay MassResistance, an SPLC-certified "hate group," has formed in reaction to Tuesday's election returns:

"We continue to believe that all this can and will be won. History is on our side, not on their side."

Okay. Uhm. Hmm. The thing is. Uhm. Well, to sum up our thoughts in a word: HUH-WHAAAA?!?!

When in the course of human history has religiously-motivated suppression of others' desired civil liberties EVER been on the right side of history? When have poll numbers ever turned more accepting with every passing year, only to then turn around and reverse in the other direction? When have hyperbolic predictions ever grown in public favor after clear, tangible, real life evidence has invalidated the fear-mongery claims? When has a oppressed, persecuted minority ever thrown in the towel and said, "You know what? You're right. We suck. Game over. We'll just go hide in our caves now."? The answer = never.

History could not be further from MassResistance's side, and the possibility that they will reach their goals could not be any more dwindling. We say this not to gloat, but rather to inject a bit of reality into a "culture war" that often seems to be playing out in an alternate time on an alternate plane.

What do we learn from the Nov. 4 elections across America? [MR]

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Wow, the article quoted Melanie Phelps. I've never heard of MassResistance before, but that alone told me all I needed to know. Melanie's writing isn't exactly great, to put it mildly...

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Posted by: aaa | Nov 10, 2008 2:56:47 PM

Erm. I think put down Phelps instead of Phillips by accident. Although ironically if her last name were Phelps it might be more fitting...

Posted by: aaa | Nov 10, 2008 2:58:05 PM

As pissed as I am about these amendments, I can't help but laugh at how increasingly unhinged they're getting.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 10, 2008 3:40:07 PM

I couldn't agree more. I've had to tell a few ""Friends"" (double quotes = double warning) that we will never give up, not until we are equal.


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Posted by: Jason D | Nov 10, 2008 3:59:27 PM

@RainbowPhoenix

The only thing that irritates me more than these anti-gay policies being passed is the amount of attention Prop. 8. is getting because it happens to be in a celebrity loving state.

Seriously, the gay/single parent adoption ban in Arkansas should have been in the spotlight of the media, and gotten the millions to fight it. We're adults, I'm sure we'll survive some bigots for a few years... but these are children getting hurt, being deprived of loving homes. People who deserve a chance to grow up in a stable environment so they can have a good life. How dare they remove many willing foster parents from the system because of their thinly veiled religious bigotry? There's no evidence to show that a gay family is any more inept at parenting than a straight one. Seriously, we need to focus on this more, it's children being hurt here.

Posted by: aaa | Nov 10, 2008 4:18:48 PM

aaa,I didn't mean to suggest that I wasn't mad about Arkansas, it does infuriate me. I can't help but think of how many more kids have to suffer in foster care because of this. Then there's the senior citizens in Florida that are going to lose most of their legal protections. Because I live in Arizona, I'm LIVID that prop 102 was even on the ballot, let alone that it passed. I'm upset about prop 8 like all of us are. All I meant was that with all these things passing, I need to find SOMETHING to laugh at in order to supress my desire to take my grandfather's katana to these people's balls.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 10, 2008 5:13:59 PM

A katana, huh? I might need to borrow that some time.

I know this... person. I'm loathe to call him human at this point.

Everytime he sees me he holds up eight fingers and then does a thumbs up. I bring this up because I got into an argument with him the other day. He was bringing up the history point too.

Now, I had to point something out to him. History, in fact, is not against gays.

A very, very long time ago, it was the norm. Ancient Rome? Greece? Japan?

It was hardly out of the ordinary for there to be homosexuals. Yes, I admit... marriage was not one of the perks they had, BUT.

It was accepted.

I rest my case.

Posted by: Trickster's Treat | Nov 10, 2008 5:52:22 PM

I didn't mean to make it sound like you weren't (understandably) pissed. I am just as much as the next person. I'm just venting, I wish that the media would make a bigger deal of the adoption bans than they would Prop. 8, since it affects a group of people who can't defend themselves the way we as adults can.

Posted by: aaa | Nov 10, 2008 10:11:35 PM

aaa
Why was the rant directed at me then?

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 10, 2008 10:45:54 PM

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