Monday, November 17, 2008

NY Times: Blame The Mormons!

So Proposition 8 passes nicely in liberal California, and thus the new law of the la-la land - for the moment - is that people must be of different genders in order to get married.

Oh, the horror! Or so one would think based on the rage of the gay community - denied a "right" that has never existed, denied the opportunity to redefine an institution that has survived intact for 10,000 years, denied an opportunity to "stick it" to the straights...

See? This is why democracy sucks! How dare the people get the right to choose the moral compass of society! That's what we have three-judge panels for!

So anyway - even though the black population of Californis voted overwhelmingly in support of Prop 8 (by a margin of more than 2-1), the gay community - and the media - has decided that it would be impolitic to take out their fury on those who actually voted for Prop 8, and instead are turning their hatred towards Mormons. The gays activists have already begun harrassing Mormon churches (but no black churches - not that I am encouraging that! Just stating a fact!), now the New York Times gallops in to offer rhetorical support for their twisted crusade:

In the end, Protect Marriage estimates, as much as half of the nearly $40 million raised on behalf of the measure was contributed by Mormons.

....advertisements for the “Yes” campaign also used hypothetical consequences of same-sex marriage, painting the specter of churches’ losing tax exempt status or people “sued for personal beliefs” or objections to same-sex marriage, claims that were made with little explanation.
Another of the advertisements used video of an elementary school field trip to a teacher’s same-sex wedding in San Francisco to reinforce the idea that same-sex marriage would be taught to young children.

“We bet the campaign on education,” Mr. Schubert said.

The “Yes” campaign was denounced by opponents as dishonest and divisive....

Mr. Ashton described the protests by same-sex marriage advocates as off-putting. “I think that shows colors,” Mr. Ashton said. “By their fruit, ye shall know them.”

A few points:

-at least we know who contributed this relatively paltry $20 million sum. Barack Obama still won't tell us who his contributers were....and if we do ever find out, can we storm their homes too?
-"hypothetical consequences"? Isn't any campaign ad, stating what a candidate will do or what his opponent can't do, also hypothetical? And incidentally, although the Times tries to blur the line , the elementary school field trip to a gay wedding ceremony actually did occur. Therefore, gay marriage being taught in school already has crossed the line from hypothetical to fact. Can someone please inform the Times?
-"dishonest and divisive"? No less so for the anti-8 forces, or for the Obama campaign, or for the media's support of said campaign...

Final thought: Prop 8 passed in California by a 52.8 - 47.2 margin, almost exactly the same percentage that Obama won nationally by. So if this vote is to be overturned, despite the, uh, "mandate" given here by the voters, than I want a redo on the November 4th results as well.

Fair? Yeah, about just as fair as the gay community is behaving towards the Mormons right around now...


Anonymous said...

I don't get it - are you anti-gay, anti-black, or anti-mormon?

The JerseyNut said...

none of the above,tool. I'm anti-media.

Although I doubt the gay community is winning many fans in mainstream America right now.

And maybe I should have added in the fact that the Prop 8 crowd hasn't been protesting at any mosques, either. Although I didn't see any exit surveys done on Muslims, one can safely assume they were not voting to "free the gays", so to speak.

It's just Mormon-bashing by the Angry Gay Left, egged on by the media. And it is ugly.