What Marriage Equality Opponents Are Saying – 4/18/13

Written by scott on April 18th, 2013

you tube bigOur ongoing series of the crazy things marriage equality opponents around the world are saying.

Let’s start the United Kingdom, or marriage according opponents claim it will “dilute” marriage. On Top Magazine reports:

“Supporters of same-sex marriage often ask, ‘Won’t letting more people get married strengthen a struggling institution?’ They point out that marriage has been weakened by rising rates of divorce and rising rates of birth outside of marriage. We agree that marriage has been weakened over the past 50 years,” she said. “Marriage has already been weakened. But letting gay and lesbian couples get married won’t help. … It would be diluted down into a genderless institution.”

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Also in Britain, Lord Geoffrey Dear expressed doubts about the marriage equality pending there. Dot429 reports:

A leading politician in Britain has voiced grave concern over the country’s proposal for marriage equality. Lord Geoffrey Dear, known in the UK’s upper house of Parliament for defeating governments on divisive legislation, has warned that instituting equal marriage would in fact “put gay rights back several decades. To pretend the word [marriage] is exactly the same for something with fundamental biological or physiological differences is muddling up sameness and equality,” Lord Dear told 429Magazine… “I am very concerned about the lack of process for legislation which is as cataclysmic and knee-jerk as this,” said Lord Dear. I do not believe there has been proper consideration of the unforeseen consequences, including major damage to the position of homosexual couples by focusing on an issue which is not supported,” he added.

Yes, because advancing gay-rights is exactly the same as setting back gay rights.

One more from the United Kingdom – Deacon Nick Donnelly writes in support of Margaret Thatcher, and how she dealt with those horrible gays. Joe.My.God reports:

Faithful Catholics and Christians of the United Kingdom owe Margaret Thatcher our lasting gratitude for attempting to protect our children from homosexual propaganda being taught in schools and for stopping local councils promoting homosexuality through Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 until its tragic repeal in 2003. Margaret Thatcher had the foresight to see that homosexual activists would seek to indoctrinate children at school with the false idea of the ‘acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship’ and the political and moral courage to legally prohibit the promotion of homosexuality by teaching. The tragedy is that the Conservative party is now led by David and Samantha Cameron who are hell bent on foisting on the country the ultimate homosexual pretense of a family relationship, same-sex marriage.

Points to the deacon for the use of the phrase hell-bent, conjuring up both a stubborn refusal to back off and the suggestion of a link to the devil. Nice work!

And over in the US, Iowa State Sen. Dennis Guth claims that homosexuality would threaten his own family’s health, among other claims. Think Progress reports:

Guth said there are “numerous” health and mental problems associated with homosexuality that “ultimately” shorten the lives of gays and lesbians. There are health risks that my family incurs because of the increase of sexually transmitted infections that this lifestyle invites. For example, there are more and more medical tests required before giving blood or giving birth,” Guth said. Guth said “many civilizations have fallen” because the traditional family was not protected and he argued the homosexual lifestyle “is a lie. If I saw someone going the wrong way on a one-way street, I would make every effort to stop and redirect them,” Guth said. “Simply put, it saves lives to have honest communication not only about the sexually transmitted diseases that shorten lifespans, but also about the deep loneliness that accompanies a life based on youth, beauty and sex.”

Where to begin with this one? It’s like a laundry list of all the misinformation put out by the right-wing about sexuality. HIV! AIDS! Death! Famine! Floods! Be afraid, be very afraid. And that’s what it’s really all about isn’t it? Spreading fear.

 

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