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10/15/2013

Anti-gay Illinois activists try to co-opt 'freedom to marry'

by Jeremy Hooper

On our side, we have a great and effective organization called Freedom To Marry. The name is obvious because it so accurately describes what we are seeking: Freedom. To marry.

But now check this. After yet again insinuating that equality activists are wicked and must be opposed so as to not be "a muddied spring or a polluted fountain," extreme-tongued Illinois Family Institute president David Smith says this about his pro-discrimination cause:

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Discriminating against same-sex couples is "building support for the freedom to marry"? What a mutant strain of spin! The only "freedom" for which the exceedingly hostile IFI is building support is the freedom to tell LGBT people that we are broken, immoral, and "changeable." Their freedom is defined by its supremacy.

Look, I know those who advocate for the wrong and unfair side of history are sensitive to how this whole thing is worded because they know that words like anti-gay, discrimination, and inequality are historical unfortunates that will only seem worse with time. But you can't just insist that a shoe doesn't fit! You can't take your rival movement's language and demand others forget their own understanding of the English language.

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