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The Opposite of the Civil Rights Movement

Euripides Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 4:34 PM
These false analogies stem from identity politics. LGBT identity political groups are based on sexual or gender preference, rather than tangible aspects such as skin color or gender. Hence, a new definition of oppression based on preferences derailed the civil rights movement by claiming any group identification as an oppressed class. The Black civil rights movement was about enfranchisement into legal and economic freedom. The women's rights movement was about economic equality. Gay rights is about public legal acceptance of homosexuals as a protected class. And, of course, gay rights is now about redefining marriage in order to fulfill some group sense of equal rights.
Euripides Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 4:35 PM
By pushing same sex marriage, gay activists aren't creating equality. Instead, they create a protected class status where gays get more rights than anyone else - special protection under the law - by exempting traditional, legal, and moral attitudes to fit the gay view of the world.

NOTE: This is the first column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013.

Those who remember the old version of the SAT might recall the analogy section: “This is to that as that is to this.”

The SAT no longer requires students to demonstrate aptitude in reasoning through this vital cognitive exercise—unfortunate because so many Americans find it difficult to recognize false analogies. And no group has exploited this deficiency more than politicians.

Adam Cohen observed in a 2005 New York Times piece: “Intentionally misleading comparisons are becoming the dominant mode of public discourse....