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02/10/2012

WA 'values' guy questions our ability to reason; I see his queries and raise him the 'God Made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve' sign I saw at his recent rally

by Jeremy Hooper

He uses this graphic:

No-Brains-Allowed

He uses this headline:

The Death of Reason

And he uses lines like following:

"…[A] body of legislators who have, presumably, told their own children that "I want it"is not a reason, have been completely bamboozled by this mutiny of emotion. While we should be indignant, there might be room for a bit of sympathy as well since many of us have also done irrational things we later regretted in the name of love.

"Two plus two will always equal four, even if five resents it.
" [SOURCE]

The "he" in question is Family Policy Institute of Washington Executive Director Joseph Backholm. His goal? Making his state's lawmakers seem like anti-intellectual emotionalists who are too caught up in their own belief in love and equality to ever understand the social conservatives' oh-so-lock-solid desire to exalt heterosexist discrimination as if it's an American value. In Joseph's world, civil marriage is only to seen through the faith-based, child-mandatory prism that people like Maggie Gallagher have told us it is. Anyone who supports the church-separated notion whereby committed, tax-paying same-sex couples are granted the same fair shake afforded to equally qualified opposite-sex duos is not simply coming at it from another perspective. No, no -- they are in possession of a brain that is sadly masked by a Ghostbusters-like slash mark.

"The Death of Reason," Joseph calls us. But whatever. If I had such a dearth of reasons supporting my biased view, I'd probably resort to hyperbole as well.

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