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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Euripides Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 2:09 AM
So Goldberg is pro-life because he doesn't like government interference, but he's perfectly OK with the idea of federal judges ignoring judicial procedure and precedent in redefining the institution of marriage, then creating whole cloth another protected class based on sexual preference, while government is enforcing laws that neuter the biological status of men and women, suppressing free speech and free exercise of religion, redefining rule of law by not defending the Defense of Marriage Act, and derailing the civil rights movemen, he agrees with all of this in order to accommodate the idea of two men or two women getting married? Goldberg certainly has an interesting double standard when it comes to the idea of government interference.
3204 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 10:42 AM
May your chains rest heavily upon you when you willingly submit to slavery
David3036 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 6:46 AM
Gay-marriage laws do NOTHING to suppress free speech or freedom of religion. As if the First Amendment were not enough assurance, religious protections have been written into EVERY recent gay-marriage law that has been enacted. Massachesetts has had gay marriage since 2004, and nobody's free speech or exercise of their religion has been affected in any way.

Yes, Catholic Charities DID end its adoption service there, but that was on orders of the Vatican, not the government or the courts. The Vatican did not want to comply with the state's anti-discrimination laws, so they could not continue getting the state contracts. They wouldn't continue on their own dime without public money, so I wonder just how "charitable" they really are.
3204 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 10:42 AM
May your chains rest heavily upon you when you willingly submit to slavery
Euripides Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 5:47 PM
You really are blinded by your ideology to ignore the myriad political games gays are playing to attempt to force their views.
Mag14 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 5:01 AM
I don't think Jonah said anything about being OK with federal judges redefining marriage. I believe he has written in opposition of that in the past and doubt that he has changed his mind.

He does seem to believe that gay marriage is eventually going to be the law of the land. And he's probably right. Whether we like it or not the idea of gay marriage is becoming popular and our laws and leaders are informed and elected by the populace.

Euripides Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 5:45 PM
The point of his article is saying that he thinks same sex marriage is OK because it decreases government interference, whereas same sex marriage and gay activism has increased government interference. He's either ignorant of the facts of the political force used to implement same sex marriage, or he's ignoring those facts and holding a double standard.

Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. These things are, roughly speaking, in the same location, but they're hardly of equal value, importance or function.

I bring this up for the simple reason that we're hearing a lot about how the GOP must deal with "abortion and gay marriage" as if they are almost the same issue.

Well, in my house, I hear about my dog and...