Seriously? What Marriage Equality Opponents Are Saying

Written by scott on July 19th, 2014

Seriously?Here’s the the latest in our ongoing series of some of the crazy things the anti-gay marriage equality opponents are saying and doing around the world.

Bsy-78iIUAAf3xcWe Need a Parade for the Straight White Guys
Tired of being un-oppressed, paid higher wages, and deferred to by almost everyone as a straight white guy? Have we got the event for you. Queerty reports: “According to the flyers, which began circulating earlier this week, the festival will take place in Goodale Park in Clintonville, OH on September 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Beer will be available, but illegal drugs are forbidden.” So bring all your straight white friends and stand up in solidarity as an unoppressed majority!
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You Choose to Be Gay, So We Can Choose to Be Homophobes
That’s the gist of the argument by San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who is reviving the tired old line about giving special rights for sexual “behavior”. “Instead of protecting persons, ENDA uses the force of the law to coerce everyone to accept a deeply problematic understanding of human sexuality and sexual behaviour and to condone such behaviour. The current proposed ENDA legislation is not about protecting persons, but behaviour. Churches, businesses and individuals should not be punished in any way for living by their religious and moral convictions concerning sexual activity. Eliminating truly unjust discrimination – based on personal characteristics, not sexual behaviour – and protecting religious freedom are goals that we all should share.” To which I’d simply reply “Ok so you can choose to be gay? Let’s see you try.”
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AIDS Is a Gay Disease
Some thirty years and counting into the AIDS crisis, it’s disheartening to hear that some folks still hold this view. And yet, here is a tweet from the AFA’s Bryan Fischer that manages to not only continue this malicious bit of misinformation but to slam President Obama and take advantage of the Malaysian plane crash all at the same time. “Obama politicizes deaths of AIDS researchers on Malaysian plane. We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men.” Yes, Mr. Fischer, we do know how to stop AIDS – safe sex and clean needles. I always wonder how low you’ll manage to sink in your crusade against the LGBT community – you’ve reached a new low today.
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I’d Rather Die Than Let Adam and Steve Marry
So says John Stemberger, executive director of the Christian Family Coalition of Florida, in the wake of the Key West ruling for mariage equality. “This is an issue worth dying for. Every domestic partnership, every single civil union, every couple that cohabitates, these arrangements dilute and devalue marriage. This is a very sad day for Floridians. This is an entirely illegitimate process. The judge had no legal authority in this decision. He claimed in his decision that you and I and others like us are animated by animus, which is really hatred, which nothing could be further from the truth.” Wait, so you believe so strongly that gays should not be allowed to marry, but there’s no animus behind that belief? Sorry, not feeling the Christ-love here. And homophobes like you are dying off, every day and every year. That’s party of why love is winning.
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