What Marriage Equality Opponents Are Saying: 4/20/13

Written by scott on April 20th, 2013

Gay Wedding - HandsOne of our regular features here at Gay Marriage Watch – sometimes wacky, always wildly inappropriate. :et’s start off today with an Imam in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada. Pink News reports:

In the video posted last autumn, Khattab says: “Personally I don’t like to be associated with this. For me someone who is homosexual is like someone who has diabetics (sic), or someone who has cancer, or AIDS. He has a special case and this person needs special treatment.”

He later tried to walk back his statement:

“Whoever reported the comment failed to mention what I said about gays and lesbians being our brothers and sisters in humanity and they shouldn’t be discriminated against — even if we might disagree with what they do.”

Anti-gay activist Doug Mainwaring thinks gays are getting desperate, and predicts the whole gay marriage thing will soon swing his way. Joe.My.God reports:

“[Gay] proponents are well aware of just how weak and vulnerable their grandiose narrative is, so they desperately need the Supreme Court to rule in their favor. June, when their ruling will be announced, can’t come fast enough as far as they’re concerned; otherwise the push for sweeping transformational change is lost. Just as the Prohibition movement advanced too far, leading to repeal, so too will the same-sex marriage cabal’s efforts be recognized as a tyrannical assault on freedom and a rejection of natural law and reason.”

Check those polls lately, Mr. Mainwaring? They ain’t goin’ backwards…

Mike Huckabee, missing the whole point of “born this way,” asks about gays who “decide” to be straight. The Advocate reports:

“Let’s say a young person comes in and says, ‘You know, I’ve always believed I’m homosexual, believed that since I was 7 years old, but now that I’m 17, I’ve decided that I’m not, I’m heterosexual,’ and goes to a pro-homosexual counselor,” Huckabee said to [Mathew] Staver. “Would that person be at risk?” Staver said the law does not permit moving a client “towards heterosexuality,” adding, “This law is a political statement; it’s dangerous.” He also worried that it would drive clients to untrained, unlicensed therapists. (Actually, many of the counselors who offer “ex-gay” therapy are not state-licensed.) Staver further put forth the discredited theory that sexual abuse causes a person to be gay.

Over at NOM, Brian Brown is praising France’s anti-gay protesters, claiming they’re not the source of violence against gays and gay establishments. Joe.My.God reports:

In France spontaneous peaceful demonstrations by young people protesting their government’s determination to ignore the voice of the people is causing headaches across the country. For the government, this is becoming a major headache. These young people are making sure government officials’ support for gay marriage is not forgotten. Violence did break out but not from the pro-marriage protestors. Change is coming, something new is stirring. The truth will win out.

Funny how, whenever one person does or says something stupid on the pro marriage equality side, the right claims it represents the whole movement, and it gets magnified all out of proportion. But when the same thing happens on their own side, they had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

Another WMEOAS favorite, “Uncle” Pat Robertson, had his own whopper yesterday. On Top Magazine reports:

“If you go back in history to the French Revolution, you find there was a thrust spurred by the writings of a group called the Illuminati to destroy the family, to destroy the state, to destroy capitalism, to destroy the church,” Robertson told his viewers. “And it was lived out in the blood of the French Revolution. Well, we have here a debate over same-sex marriage. But is it really just about marriage? Or does it go far beyond that to destroying the traditional family and building a country without God.”

These guys are obsessed with this whole destruction meme – that gays are out to destroy marriage, destroy churches, destroy God – if this is your world frame, who are you out to destroy?

Another anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, cheers the incidence of sexually transmitted infections and a supposed wave of gay-on-gay violence. LGBYTQ Nation reports:

“If it really is a detestable behavior as God says, you’d expect it to be linked disproportionately to disease, we see lots of gay-on-gay violence, domestic violence,” LaBarbera said. “There’s no logic to the liberal left, they are all about doing whatever the homosexual movement wants, it is like spoiled children but nobody wants to say no them.”

How Christian to find the misfortune of others reassuring.

Daniel Addice has his own compilation of crazy things conservatives say about gay sex. Queerty reports. Our favorite:

“If you isolate sexuality as something solely for one’s own personal amusement, and all you want is the most satisfying orgasm you can get–and that is what homosexuality seems to be–then homosexuality seems too powerful to resist. The evidence is that men do a better job on men and women on women if all you are looking for is an orgasm… Marital sex tends toward the boring end. Generally, it doesn’t deliver the kind of sheer sexual pleasure that homosexual sex does.” – Paul Cameron

What Dumb Conservatives Will Hear: Gay sex is so awesome, that it will eventually turn all straight people gay.

The Reality: Well, can we really argue against that? In a 1999 issue of Rolling Stone, “sex researcher” Paul Cameron decided to vilify gay sex in the best way possible, flattery. According to Cameron, gay sex yields the most satisfying orgasm which is just too damn flawless to resist. But in essence, it sounds more like Cameron is giving us an ultimatum, boring straight sex or the blissful gay sex. Hmm… decisions, decisions.

Gay sex is just too awesome for straight people to resist!

How can we top that? We’ll bring you more WMEOAS soon. :)

 

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