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Conservatives and Gays

Jon.nine Wrote: May 15, 2012 12:42 AM
Your observation changes nothing, I was aware of what I was saying. And I did not say invalidates Gay marriage. I said it is was impossible. Gay love and union validates itself. Nonetheless, it is a different thing than marriage. And you do come close to understanding my argument, there is no objective, empirical definition of love that marriage can be based upon. And saying that the love of a man and a woman in marriage is absolutely different than the love of gay unions is not mutually exclusive, but obvious. The loves work in and express in different environments that are mutually exclusive and therefore must create exclusive conclusions. It isn't that hard to understand.

In addition to labeling conservatives and Republicans "anti-woman" (for opposing government-mandated free contraception), "anti-black" and "anti-Hispanic" (for advocating photo identification for voting), and "anti-science" (for skepticism regarding the belief that man-made carbon emissions will destroy much of the planet), Democrats now regularly label Republicans "anti-gay" (for opposing same-sex marriage).

All these charges are demagogic. But when it comes to the "anti-gay" charge, conservatives need to clarify to themselves as much as to the general public where they stand.

As an opponent of the most radical redefinition of marriage in history (more radical than outlawing polygamy), I have argued...