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Gay Marriage and Scaremongering

Political commentator Charles Krauthammer warns that the gay marriage case before the U.S. Supreme Court has the potential to expand into a nationwide “assault on religion.”

Wait?

So the biggest complaint that legitimising and recognising gay marriage (Remember, no one was stopping a gay marriage ceremony, it is that the ceremony means nothing) will lead to issues in married student accomodations and force religious educational institutions to accept any GLBT couples who wish to live there and this is somehow a bad thing.

Good.

On deeper analysis.

The religious mandate against homosexuality and anything else they consider “icky” is apparently NOT homophobia. Just like the old Mormon stance against non-whites was not racism. No no no! The KKK are racists! Can’t you see they use the word Nigger in casual conversation? We however don’t believe white people and black people should mix.

Religious mandates against homosexuality are bigotry and homophobia. Your viewpoint despite being a couple of thousand years old is not more valid than some guy screaming at “the fags”, both of you are bigots. You don’t somehow get a free ride for holding a sincere belief that is incredibly wrong and harmful to others.

Comments

  1. machintelligence says

    I agree, good! It is high time the religious were called out on this. Just as they can no longer use religion to justify slavery, they will not be able to use it to justify homophobia. Let’s drag them kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

  2. otranreg says

    I love how he uses the word ‘bigotry’ in the end. I guess, it’s bigotry to sue someone for bigotry.

    Also, I wonder how lawsuits against those religious institutions are bad. Sue them into bankruptcy, I say.

  3. Thorne says

    If, for example, Georgetown University has housing for married couples, is that housing only for those who are married in the Catholic Church? Or do they allow married Jews, Muslims, Protestants, etc. to also live in married housing areas? If the former, then they have no problem, since the Church (for the foreseeable future, anyway) is not going to be performing any homosexual weddings. If the latter, on the other hand, then they are explicitly recognizing marriages which were performed outside of the Church, and therefore cannot legally prohibit legally performed gay marriages. Doing so SHOULD get them sued.

    Besides, it’s time the US got down from it’s religious high horse and begins taxing churches and religious organizations as if they were any other business. It’ll give them something to take their minds off all of the gay sex they keep imagining.

  4. thumper1990 says

    I do hate that argument. “I’m not a homophobe, I’m religious!”. Just because your hatred of gays is motivated by religion doesn’t mean it’s not homophobia. Hiding your bigotry behind a Bible does not mean that it isn’t bigotry.

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