Saturday, October 01, 2005

"Popping Up On My Gay-dar" Re-post from Purls Beyond Price

I found this on Nathania's blog Purls Beyond Price today and, like her, I almost fell out laughing. I had to repost it. It may have taken me years to change from my bigoted, ultra conservative upbringing ( and there's no guarantee that I will ever be able to completely change it about everything), but it's posts like this that make me realize how really bad it was..
Popping Up On My Gay-dar
I found this over at
Norma's blog this morning. I about rolled myself out of bed laughing. This thing turns the whole anti-gay marriage thing on its ear in a very clever way. As for my own view, it's not about who you sleep with. It's human rights. It's about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Why wouldn't I want for my friends to enjoy the same rights that Kevin and I will as a married couple, regardless of their sexual orientation?
1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.
2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans...
----------Re-post this if you believe in legalizing gay marriage


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Chloe said...

Thank you for posting this!

Linda_S. said...

Thanks, Linda, for your comment. As for the first post... don't you just hate the "anonymous" spammers?