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11/10/2008

Willful ignorance: The 'pro-family' movement's cash crop

by Jeremy Hooper

You know what's CRAZY annoying? That the anti-gay side could help us explain the civil marriage issue if they really wanted. Those in the "pro-family" ranks absolutely know that gays are not trying to "force" churches to perform any weddings, just like there is no current movement among heterosexuals to force churches to marry people of different faiths. The leaders of the movement also have to know within their heart of hearts that we are not going to court to "overturn the will of the people," but rather to ensure that the people's vote is up to constitutional snuff. And those among them who've studied American history and the legacy of courts correcting injustices surely understand why we see the judiciary as having such a deserved role in our modern fight.

Yea, our oppositions surely knows all this. However, they also know that if they work from an unapologetically deceptive place and stick to one agreed-upon script, they can create a base of misled voters who say things like this:

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Like we said -- it's CRAZY annoying.

**Comment was left here: Gavin, the truth & light [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

Willful ignorance isn't monopolized solely by the anti-gay side, it's the main staple of all forms of organized religion that practice in scientifically unsupported superstitions.

Posted by: aaa | Nov 10, 2008 10:12:50 AM

That is rather annoying... you almost can't blame them for being so mislead. What do do?

Still... very annoying.

Posted by: GT | Nov 10, 2008 10:30:56 AM

GT: Deception is the primary reason that we gays have to pause our lives to fight this needless "culture war." it has changed over the years, but misrepresentation has been the through line. That is why the anti-gay side has such a strict, code word-laden script from which they rarely vary. It is much easier to rile up potential supporters if you keep repeating the same lies over and over again.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 10, 2008 10:46:41 AM

Wow,
That comment you posted does nothing to change my belief that Homophobia Makes People Stupid.
(yes, I know I'm repeating myself.)

Posted by: Bill S | Nov 10, 2008 4:03:07 PM

A question for you Bill, does stupidity breed homophobia, or does homophobia breed stupidity? In my experience it has always been the former.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 10, 2008 4:22:03 PM

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