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02/26/2010

Anti-fair W. Virginians seek right to fight 'plague'; Founding Fathers seek right to stop grave-rolling

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2010-02-26 At 7.29.42 Am-1What'd they say about us at yesterday's anti-equality rally in West Virginia? Well here, have a look at this charming little nugget from the Family Research Council's national field director, Randy Wilson:

The nation is in a crisis "between life and death, truth and lies, chaos and order," said Wilson, who frequently quoted the Bible.

He urged people to "stop the plague that is the destruction of marriage today."

"Will we stand for the children who are watching, or will the plague take them as well?" he asked.

Crowd asks politicians to 'let us vote' on gay marriage [Charleston Gazette]

Hint: We're the "death," "lies," "chaos," "plague," and "destruction." In case you're too busy enjoying sanity to know the role in which LGBT people and their allies have been forcibly placed.

6A00D8341C503453Ef01287777851F970CAnd then there's West Virginia's head foe of the 'mos, Jeremiah Dys, who keeps working this completely nonsensical line:

"The irony here, of course, is that the very process that has been used to put our legislators and lawmakers in office is being denied to the very people who own the constitution."
Video: 'Let Us Vote' rally [WOWK-TV]

An idea that strikes at the very heart of this nation's principles! Because yes, we have a representative democracy wherein we, the people, elect lawmakers for legislative matters. But at the same time, we have a little thing called a constitution, which protects certain inalienable rights of minorities (even if it's a minority of just one person). And the constitution, be it state or federal, is not only owned by majorities who might want to keep down a certain sect -- it is owned by ALL people. So it's not "ironic" that we should support the fair election of legislators yet opposed the tyrannical direct vote on a minority's civil rights -- it's thoroughly American! Even if the far-right, thanks to current laws and misinformation that sustains them, can still get away with pulling Prop 8 styled moves, it doesn't make their actions meritorious. History is littered with related injustices that were later remedied through enlightenment.

So in summation: About 100 people descended on the WV state Capitol, where they heard one man paint us as the scourge of the Earth, and another paint constitutional representative democracy in the republic that we call America as being open and welcoming to rights-stifling mob rule. Local gays are said to be annoyed. Local gay civics teachers are said to have just completely given up.

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Why don't they just rename themselves the heterosexual hate society?

Posted by: Mykelb | Feb 26, 2010 9:53:09 AM

If you look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide and scroll down to the "Stages of genocide" and find the table, you'll see that we are currently at stage 5. Note that none of the preventative measures listed have been used.

I wonder when stage 6 will kick in. It already has in Uganda.

Posted by: marsmannetje | Feb 26, 2010 3:48:51 PM

Gay-community-supporting English teachers of West Virginia are said to be almost continuously rolling their eyes at this point. They were, however, pleased that this issue received no coverage from the news stations in the Northern panhandle.

Posted by: Christy | Feb 26, 2010 8:34:54 PM

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