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09/21/2012

Protect Marriage Maine plays chicken with logic

by Jeremy Hooper

Check out this highlighted talking point from Protect Marriage Maine's campaign materials:

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Right. So a a few things.

(1) Dan Cathy (who is actually the COO, not CEO) did not "speak out in favor of traditional marriage." In reality, he said people like me are of a "deprived mind" and capable of "inviting God's judgment on our nation" by virtue of our love. That's much different.

But (2), regardless of what you think of his thoughts or of "traditional marriage," the reaction to it did not hinge on marriage equality AT ALL. Look even at the cities that PMM used as examples. Chicago? San Francisco? Neither of those cities has civil marriage equality for same-gender couples. People across this nation reacted to Dan Cathy's words and actions because of their support for LGBT people, not any one specific issue.


It's truly absurd that the opposition is now seriously using this twisted fast food matter in its marriage talking points. However, if they are going to do so, then they need to be honest about what really went down and be honest about what effect marriage will or will not have on the facts at hand.

Then again, this is the campaign that believes its personally-held faith beliefs in regard to religious marital ceremony should guide our shared law in regard to civil marriage licensing. Perhaps I should be thankful that they're even allowing a gay like me to read their morally-superior materials.

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