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Nov 11 2013

Bathing in the Tears of Bigots

As Illinois becomes the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriages, the bigots are losing their minds over it. But I have to confess to really enjoying reading their ignorant, irrational screeds. Like this one by Laura Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute:

1.) Tuesday, cowardly and/or ignorant Illinois lawmakers in defiance of truth, history, logic, compassion, and in some cases, their own religious traditions voted to legally recognize non-marital unions as marriages. In so doing, they have expanded the role of government in the lives of Americans, diminished religious liberty, rendered inevitable the legalization of plural unions, and harmed children in incalculable ways. They have given their stamp of approval on the practice of denying children’s inherent right to have both a mother and father. And they have assured that public schools will teach about sexual perversion in positive ways to children from kindergarten on up.

Bravo! More please!

2.) The voices of tolerance, truth, compassion, and love did not win. The voices of ignorance and the father of lies won.

Yes, Satan won! Satan! Not just an imaginary friend but an imaginary enemy. I think we need to get Higgins, Peter LaBarbera, Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher and all the other bigots who have devoted their entire lives to denying equality to LGBT people and let them fill a huge poll with their tears that we can all take a swim in.

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  1. 1
    dmcclean

    As far as I can tell, the one word he managed to get right was “incalculable”.

  2. 2
    Raging Bee

    …and harmed children in incalculable ways.

    If the harm done to children is incalculable, that’s probably because it isn’t real at all.

  3. 3
    alanb

    From the linked article:

    This close vote in this corrupt blue state may tell us that there are fewer Americans in love with this queer form of marriage than the press would have us believe.

    ‘Tis but a scratch

  4. 4
    Gregory in Seattle

    It is enough to make me cry, when the bigoted hate-mongers describe themselves as “the voices of tolerance, truth, compassion, and love.”

  5. 5
    robnyny

    The odd thing that is missing: “The following is a list of the tangible, quantifiable harms that have arisen as a result of marriage equality in other states and countries … .”

  6. 6
    Subtract Hominem, a product of Nauseam

    The voices of tolerance, truth, compassion, and love did not win.

    Because nothing says tolerance, compassion, and love like depriving people of their civil liberties.

  7. 7
    matty1

    2.) The voices of tolerance, truth, compassion, and love did not win. The voices of ignorance and the father of lies won.

    War is peace, freedom is slavery

  8. 8
    Synfandel

    “…children’s inherent right to have both a mother and father.” Do they even listen to themselves?

  9. 9
    Modusoperandi

    Synfandel “‘…children’s inherent right to have both a mother and father.’ Do they even listen to themselves?”
    Look, children have an inherent right to a mother and a father. That’s why the Illinois Family Institute is pushing for Constitutional Amendments banning divorce. Granted, they don’t talk about it out loud, but that’s only because shut up, that’s why.

    The best part? If a parent dies, they’ll bring you a new one straight away! Now that’s service!*

    * (♫ ♩ Bing, bingbing. Ding ding! ♫ ♩) This message brought to you by the Illinois Family Institute, a part of the Family Institute family of institutes. Illinois Family Institute, now with drive-thru “Pick-a-Parent” service, and on the internet at double-u double-u double-u dot hotmanonmananalaction dot com.

  10. 10
    Doug Little

    Tuesday, cowardly and/or ignorant Illinois lawmakers in defiance of truth, history, logic, compassion, and in some cases, their own religious traditions

    It’s good to see religious traditions specified as a separate subgroup to truth, logic, history and compassion.

  11. 11
    Avo, also nigelTheBold

    What the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed fuck is she ranting about? How does allowing people to get married diminish religious liberty? How does it change anything about children’s’ right to have both a mother and father (which, near as I can tell, isn’t a right, but a happenstance of biology)? How does it do one single thing she claimed?

    All I can say is, Hawaii: you’re next.

  12. 12
    paulg

    “…expanded the role of government in the lives of Americans…”

    First time I’ve heard that one. They’re stretching to get all Republican talking points in any way they can, aren’t they? How does that even make sense? Yes, now the gays that want the government recognizing their relationships have more government in their lives. By the same amount straight couples to. Frickin twat.

  13. 13
    Chiroptera

    …rendered inevitable the legalization of plural unions….

    So? Wouldn’t that be Biblical?

  14. 14
    Zeno

    I take great pleasure in reading the despairing, bitter, enraged, vituperative, threatening, and carpet-chewing rants of the bigots. I supposed it would be schadenfreude — except that I feel not the least shame about it. Their diatribes are simply evidence that the good guys are winning. Nothing shameful in taking joy at that!

  15. 15
    dugglebogey

    Compassion? Really?

    Go fuck yourself, Laura Higgins.

  16. 16
    dugglebogey

    Do these people even realize how much they are alienating young people from their religion with all their obvious bigotry? They are sowing the seeds of their own extinction.

  17. 17
    matty1

    They’re stretching to get all Republican talking points in any way they can, aren’t they? How does that even make sense? Yes, now the gays that want the government recognizing their relationships have more government in their lives.

    A case can be made they would actually have less. Without marriage all the incidents where government acts on married status (income tax, immigration, inheritance taxes etc) have to be dealt with separately requiring the government to investigate and judge peoples lives again and again.

  18. 18
    Michael Heath

    A conservative Christian bigot:

    The voices of tolerance, truth, compassion, and love did not win. The voices of ignorance and the father of lies won.

    matty1 quotes Orwell:

    War is peace, freedom is slavery

    This defective thinking must be an attribute of conservative Christianity in order for them to celebrate a god, and claim he has great virtues, in spite of their dogma asserting this very same god established a reality that has him comimtted to causing unimaginable suffering to some for all eternity.

    Ironically, the Hell-believing Christians least prone to this form of defective thinking are the Fred Phelps of Christianity.

  19. 19
    caseloweraz

    Here you go, Modus:

    http://vimeo.com/4679998

  20. 20
    freehand

    Michael; [...] in spite of their dogma asserting this very same god established a reality that has him comimtted to causing unimaginable suffering to some for all eternity.

    And by “some” you mean of course very nearly everybody. Since none of the billions of us, who have free will, have chosen a sin-free life, we all deserve eternal torture, except the lucky few who are born into the right town and century, and choose freely to believe the religious claims of one’s parents (assuming that they follow the right religion).

    While I recognized the irrationality of Christian fundamentalism as a child, I managed to pretend for a few years that this was all some sort of religious mystery that would become clear and sensible in time. Instead, not only were the adults around me gradually revealed to be even more irrational than I had realized, I began to see the horrid monster that Yahweh was in their myths. A more vicious and cruel creature cannot be imagined. Even the handful who were “saved” would spend all of eternity telling God how awesome he was.

  21. 21
    greg1466

    Tolerance, truth, compassion and love. Quite obviously, none of those words mean what you think they mean.

  22. 22
    Pierce R. Butler

    … let them fill a huge poll with their tears that we can all take a swim in.

    Time for a certain somebody to upgrade his voice transcription software, or maybe do a little more proofing.

    As for the proposed (I guess) bowl, make it to the famous specs of I Kings 7:23: five cubits high, ten cubits in diameter, and thirty cubits circumference. [insert evil-grin emoticon here]

  23. 23
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    rendered inevitable the legalization of plural unions

    I take it that means polygamy. Do these people have any new arguments?

    Er, Ed? How can you fill a poll with tears?

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