Maggie 'homosexuality is a sexual disability' Gallagher doesn't get why you don't appreciate her exchanges
Of an exchange she had with Rep. Quigley (D-IL) at least week's offensive DOMA hearing, National Org. For Marriage chair Maggie Gallagher writes:
"I don't expect any gay marriage activist to appreciate this exchange, but I did. Gay parents can be good parents, just as single moms and dads, or remarried parents can be good parents. That doesn't mean we should abandon the idea, or the ideal that children should be loved and cared for by the man and woman who made them--or the idea that this is what marriage is for."
Video of the exchange at link: Why Supporting Marriage is Not "Anti-Gay": Rep. Quigley and I Have a Heart-to-Heart [NOM]
So why don't gay activists "appreciate" Maggie's supposedly nice comments about the abilities of gay parents? Well, because we of course listen to all of things Maggie says about us when she's not playing her measured, "I might be on CSPAN role." Here are but a few examples:
- She tells gays they "can always control their behavior" -- "behavior" she admits she considers "unfortunate."
- She thinks both gays and their straight supporters are "committing several different kinds of very serious sins."
- She thinks "ex-gay" therapy deserves more research dollars, something she once suggested of President Bush (whose payroll she was on, let's not forget).
- She considers homosexuality to be "at a minimum, a sexual dysfunction much as impotence or infertility."
- She thinks homosexuality is "like infertility...a sexual disability preventing certain individuals from participating in the normal reproductive patterns of the human species."
- She once thought gay people's lives and loves made up issues "so dumb you don't have to talk about them." [speech at Franciscan Univ., 2/2/2010]
- She routinely talks about how pro-equality civil marriage rulings "strike at the heart of Genesis"
And of course it's not just Maggie herself. There's NOM's Chris Plante, who recently compared the children of gay parents to "accessories" like "teacup dogs," and who has in the past likened these same kinds of homes to "tragic" families where the parents have died. There's NOM's Ruth Institute, which is now pushing "ex-gay" therapy and which has booked a supposed "expert" who likens gay relationships to incest. There's also Charles LiMandri, NOM's onetime general counsel and current cohost of a radio show alongside NOM's Jennifer Roback Morse, who claims that marriage equality = "the end of society as we know it." And so on, and so on.
So no, Maggie: We don't "appreciate" much of what you and your colleagues say. And that's because we actually listen to the tangible words that you all have placed on the literal record, and not just the politically strategic exchanges you have with members of Congress. Call us diligent if you must.
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