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05/12/2011

'Gays drive the wedge,' says rep from coalition of adults who create homo-hostility for a job. FOR. A. JOB!

by Jeremy Hooper

SchwarzwalderAnd now we will hear from Senior Vice President for the Family Research Council, Rob Schwarzwalder:

"Homosexuality is not a 'wedge issue,' except in the sense that its advocates make it one. The teaching of the Bible and the position of its faithful followers has not changed. Those driving the wedge are the ones who would compel Evangelicals and orthodox Catholics to deny key components of their faith in order to accommodate a community of people whose insistence on theological acceptance is animated not by biblical teaching but moral desperation."
Jim Wallis, Homosexuality, and Genuine Love [FRC]

We're the ones in "moral desperation" mode? That's interesting, considering all gay people really have to do to know and accept who we are is simply follow the realities that have been in our hearts and minds since birth. It's FRC that spends bajillions of dollars and countless hours on a loud PR campaign designed to tell everyone what/who is and is not "moral." Tis "pro-family" meme cultivation may not be "desperate," per se -- but it's certainly needy.

The truth: The only way "gays create the wedge issue" would be an accurate statement is if (a) A particularly vegetarian-happy group of gays ate up all of a restaurant's supply of iceberg quarters, or (b) We were talking about an issue of Vogue dedicated to a particular kind of chunky heel. But if we're talking about the so-called "culture war": Well, there's only one team who needs to get their tapered pieces of wood out of our bedroom doors. Only one side prying open the divide through which discrimination continues to flow.

And now I'm craving salad.

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