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The Specter Haunting Europe

CHARLIE FEATHER Wrote: May 25, 2014 4:11 PM
Basically, people prefer their own kind.
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The Specter Haunting Europe

CHARLIE FEATHER Wrote: May 25, 2014 4:08 PM
Excellent observations and analysis.
A basic premise of the same-sex marriage argument assumes that same-sex couples are equal to opposite-sex couples. This would be an valid premise, however, only if the genders, male and female, were sexually equal to each other, such that the sexual relationships of same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples produced the same outcome. But they are not: women get pregnant and bear children; men do not. Men sire children; women do not. Each gender has a different biological function and a distinct sexual role. Thus, the premise is absurd and the entire argument fails right from the outset due to that fact. Equality between opposite-sex couples and same-sex couples can be achieved only if the age-old understanding of marriage cited above is redefined and replaced with another understanding, as it is currently being done: that of a state sanctioned, civil contract pertaining to a domestic relationship. The basis of nature, biology, sex and procreation are eliminated from this understanding.  The implications of eliminating biology and sex from the marital relationship go beyond same-sex marriage, as the state would no longer have any legitimate cause to deny the right of marriage to polygamous unions or the unions of person of close parentage and other domestic relationships currently denied marriage. Marriage under that circumstance would make it, effectively, a domestic partnership that should be available to all domestic relationships, since it could not be presumed that the relationships, therein, will have the same consequences as the sexual relationship between men and women.
People should start suing those who defame them. Just a volley of lawsuits against any and all who accuse one of being a homophobe, of being a bigot, of being a hater. It's time to play hardball.
Everyone should list himself as black on application forms. That would take care of the problem. Who's to say who is and who isn't black? If admissions officers inquire or demand proof, accuse them of racism and discrimination.
Racist! …… to no one in particular.
How about publishing a hit-list of donors to gay causes? Names and addresses and all? Then pronounce a fatwa.
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History's Greatest Event

CHARLIE FEATHER Wrote: Apr 24, 2014 5:40 PM
Amen!
"It’s not out of the realm of possibility that one day Americans could be forced to answer this question: Do you know or have you ever been a member of a church that opposes gay marriage? The religious cleansing of America has begun." And that is why we have the 2nd Amendment: to stop that sort of thing.
Imagine if businesses started forcing people out for supporting gay marriage. This is the precedent that Mozilla has set.
Mozilla CEO forced to resign after furor over gay rights. I'm seeing less and less of a difference between America and North Korea. Everyone should be worried about this. Brendan Eich should bring a lawsuit against Mozilla for religious discrimination, if just as a public service. The Justice Department should look into this, as well, because what has happened to him strikes right at the heart of the democratic principles of America and is plainly discrimination on the basis of religion. If people can be fired or forced to resign for "thought crimes" and freedom of belief, as happened to Brendan Eich, then any business can fire, or force the resignation of, someone who supports abortion, for example, or gay marriage, or any other controversial position or even, non-controversial positions. This is one of the most serious developments against civil rights and constitutional protections that I have seen in a long time.
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