Dan Mainwaring is a gay Tea Party leader — yes, I said a gay Tea Party leader — who spends his time savaging his fellow gay people and fighting to preserve the right to discriminate against them. Yeah, I don’t get it either. But the man is seriously irrational. Listen to his absolutely bizarre explanation for why support for marriage equality has gone up so dramatically:
The most recent Pew Poll found that public acceptance of same sex marriage is now up to 54%. Does this really reflect an enthusiastic embrace of the notion of same sex marriage? — Or — Is a vast swath of the population just sick and tired of hearing about gays in the news day after day for the last few years?
Maybe they’re also sick and tired of irrational accusations of bigotry and homophobia every time they try to enter into a reasoned discussion about same sex marriage. Many who have been shut down for trying to engage in intellectually honest conversation, have concluded, “Why bother? Just let them have what they want. Maybe then they’ll fade away.”
You know, Dan, you could actually do a little research on this and you’d find out that the primary reason why public opinion has shifted on this is because people really are becoming more tolerant. This is especially true of younger people, most of whom have friends who are gay these days. In one recent survey of young people who left Christianity, one-third of them said they did so because the church is too anti-gay. And in another poll, 28% of those who support gay marriage said that they’ve actually changed their minds on the issue. Seriously, if this is the kind of argument you’re reduced to making, you are deluding yourself.
Fade away? Don’t count on it. There is never an end to progressive ideology. Statists never have enough power and control. This will never end until the very institution of marriage is obliterated from human civilization, in which case, we will no longer actually have a civilization.
Yep. Deluded. Absolutely deluded.