Seriously? What Marriage Equality Opponents Are Saying

Written by scott on September 10th, 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.


Our Gay Marriage Ban Has Nothing to Do with Homosexuals

Indiana Atty. Gen. Greg Zoeller actually had the balls to claim that the state’s ban on gay marriage has absolutely nothing to do with case:

“The court does not, and cannot, justify the assertion that Indiana’s definition of marriage targets homosexuals. The statue itself makes no mention of sexual orientation, and as the case record in this case amply demonstrates, homosexuals often do marry members of the opposite sex in Indiana.”

::: beating head against desk ::: it is beyond tiring see these folks continually trying to obscure the intended and real impact of these bans. They were enacted for one purpose and one purpose only – to stop gays from marrying gays and lesbians from marrying lesbians. End of sentence. And this bullshit about “anyone is allowed to marry a member of the opposite sex” is just that.

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Cakes for Dog Weddings and Pastors in Jail

In a discussion about gay marriage on Fox’s “Joni Table Talk” show, the homophobia was on glorious display. First, Rachel Lamb said:

“At what point is the line drawn as far as what is discrimination? You know, is it discrimination if they wanted to make a cake for them and their dog, and they’re going to get married to their dog, you know. Is that something that’s going to hold up? At what point do we say, okay, you know, this is not okay.”

Yes, we agree. You do have to draw the line. But is anybody besides Fox news and conservatives advocating for man–dog marriage, or even talking about it?

A little later in the show, Todd Starnes had this little nugget:

“I think that we are going to see some pastors that may quite frankly have to go to jail to defend their religious liberty. Some people say, oh we ought to be real quiet. We ought not to say anything. Well, you know what, I can appreciate that, but if I wanted to be persecuted for my faith, I’d go move over to China. I like to live in America, where we don’t get beat up on the way to church.”

No, Todd, we’re not going to send pastors to jail for opposing marriage equality. you guys bring that up again and again and again and again and again – once again, you are the only ones suggesting this. Oh, and nice use of the old fox trope “some people say”. It’s a great way to get your bullshit out there without having to own your sources.

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STDs Are God’s Wrath for Homosexuality And Immorality

“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson had something new to say about homosexuality this week:

“Do you think it’s a coincidence that all of these debilitating — and literally that can cause death — diseases follow that kind of conduct? God says, ‘One woman, one man,’ and everyone says, ‘Oh, that’s old hat, that’s that old Bible stuff.'” Robertson explains that married heterosexual couples are “not going to get chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and syphilis, and AIDS.” “[E]ither it’s the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct, or, it’s God saying, ‘There’s a penalty for that kind of conduct.’ I’m leaning toward there’s a penalty toward it.”

So under Robertson’s theory, a gay couple who is monogamous can contract an STD, because God is pissed. Can we please see the case studies that show this?

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10 Predicted Gay Marriage Catastrophes That Never Happened

Our friends over at Pink News have a list of 10 predicted catastrophes that never happened once marriage equality was passed in the UK, including:

The skies haven’t opened with freak biblical storms: In his open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron in April 2012, Mr Silvester wrote:”The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.” Following freak storms and floods in England at the start of this year, Mr Silvester proudly rubbed our faces in it – he was right all along. However, contrary to Sylvester’s beliefs, the weather this summer has been mostly pleasant, with only one or two light showers. A possible false flag?

See the full list of the link below – it’s entertaining.

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