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08/19/2013

Matt Barber says he will never accept my marriage (*even though he absolutely will, at least in law)

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2013-08-19 At 10.07.39 AmIt's almost as if "culture war" commentators like Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber think that their brashness is (a) intimidating and (b) working. In fact, it's neither. It actually diminishes both the strength and effectiveness of the waning marriage discrimination movement.

Nevertheless, here's the latest attempt:

Those of us who wish to remain obedient to God will not – indeed, cannot – accommodate you and play along with your sin-centric “gay marriage” delusion.

Ain’t gonna happen.

Ever.

Look, you have every right to dress up in two wedding gowns or two tuxedos, get pretend “married” and play house to your hearts’ content. You do not have the right, however, to force others to abandon their sincerely held religious beliefs, thousands of years of history and the immutable reality of human biology to engage your little fantasy. No amount of hand-wringing, gnashing of teeth, suing Christians or filing charges against those of us who live in marriage reality will make us recognize your silly so-called “marriage equality.” [
WND]

Ooh, he said "ain't." That's folksy and direct. Brings a bit of down-home charm to the animus-driven cause.

Oh look, he also stressed it with an "Ever." (period; full stop). That's concrete. Definitive. Staunch. It's like, "WOW! You MEAN BUSINESS!" [::quiver, quiver::]

And hey, he used words like "fantasy" and "pretend" and "silly" in order to diminish our love. So tough! Look at the big man being all big and stuff. Should I cry "uncle" now or wait for further denigrations? Because I am boot-quaking. Really. He put me in my place and I am now crippled with fear.


However will I soothe myself? Oh yeah, that's right—by realizing my movement is winning. Big time.

And also by remembering that I care not about the personally-held opinions of anyone who challenges me. It's always about the work, not the individual—and my work is the inevitable victor.

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