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09/22/2009

Audio: Our own DOMA (Defiance of Maggie's Act)

by Jeremy Hooper

- The Defense of Marriage Act was itself a fight that was picked against marriage. Our marriages. And in fact, when DOMA was being passed, Maggie Gallagher wanted the fight to be an even stronger one. She thought DOMA was "timid," and moaned because the measure's backers didn't show enough "moral confidence" to pass a stronger bill.

-Laws can and should be reconsidered. If the "pro-family" crew wants to roll back legislatively-enacted quality in Maine, then they have to support the right to roll back the legislatively-enacted DOMA.

- It's ridiculous for anyone from the right to use terms like "angry left," considering that the current incarnation of the GOP is being defined (hijacked?) by yelling congressmen, angry and vulgar TEA party signs, and mass protests that seem motivated by personal rather than political animus. We gay folks certainly have some anger, largely riled up by the hurtful actions of groups like the National Organization For Marriage. But the far-right is so fed up with our current President that some of their spokesfolks have even suggested civil war with a frighteningly casual ease.

- Maggie really has to get past her constant whining about how people might consider her career to be bigotry, and start asking herself WHY her day-to-day operations might bring about such consequences. People, by and large, do not want to accuse their fellow humans of such things. Instead, the mass collective that is commonly referred to as "people" tend to assess the goings-on of a particular person or group, and oftentimes a prevailing public opinion organically arises. So if Maggie sees public opinion going against her job -- HER JOB! -- of ensuring that gay people will be legally estranged from their families, then she needs to reflect on why that paycheck-collecting endeavor is shaking down in such a way. It's disingenuous of Maggie to act like it's some sort of conspiracy against her personally.

- "Impose their new morality" is another one of those stones that certain glass house-dwellers should not throw. In the case of DOMA and marriage equality in general, the heads of groups who work to roll back LGBT people's civil equality would be the ones who are residing in abodes prone to shattering, yet working with tools that raise the risk of the same.

Maggie-GallagherBut that's just our assessment. Listen to how NOM's Maggie Gallagher recently sized up the DOMA situation while appearing on Janet Parshall's radio show:

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*Source: 9/15/09 [Janet Parshall's America]

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Your thoughts

grrrr - used "sanctimonious" twice. She does serve up a double-dose, but still - oops

Posted by: DN | Sep 22, 2009 2:48:54 PM

She's simply trying desperately to justify her sin of homophobia. She knows in her heart that homophobia is immoral, evil, harmful and a sin. So, she has this internal struggle going on and she is constantly guilt ridden. The guilt makes her angry and defensive, particularly toward law-abiding, taxpaying, gay Americans who are the object of her guilt and anger. She needs to seek deliverance from her sin of homophobia and she will feel 100% better about herself. Until that happens, she will remain miserable. Nothing good ever comes from homophobia.

Posted by: Michael | Sep 23, 2009 3:37:24 AM

Michael said--

"Nothing good ever comes from homophobia."

to which I say--

AMEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!


Posted by: b | Sep 24, 2009 11:03:27 AM

Maggie should take advice from her own bible and go get stoned (She had a child out of wedlock and then married) Deuteronomy 22:21 says that lying sluts should be stoned to death by the townsmen. Maybe we should remind her of that.

Posted by: Mykelb | Sep 25, 2009 1:10:17 AM

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