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Ok, well not the only reason but it’s a pretty important one… the religious right-wing conservatives who are digging in their heels against progress are dooming themselves to loose the fight with their own faith.

I just recieved an e-mail from NOM – Maggie Gallagher is bent on the idea that same sex marriage is based on a “lie” and is confident that lies always prevail over truth. Well while that idea may hold some weight, the problem is that the ideals behind same-sex marriage are not based on any lies but on basic human decency. We can seperate lies from truth using facts and logic, the rest is just oppinions. Society is progressive – those with bigoted, narrow minded oppinions are slowly being shunned by the world as society moves forward. Of course, those idividuals have every right to hold those oppinions. Crazy as it sounds, I would fight to protect their right to hold those oppinions just as I fight for the right to protect my own. After all, equality is equality. Where I draw the line is when those oppinions impact on the rights and freedoms of others.

Maggie and the NOMs misguided faith will ultimatly be their downfall. While they waste time and effort praying to a nonexistant God, Society will move forward and leave them well behind. Progress will be made in human rights and civil liberties based on facts, logic and decency while those fighting against it will be at home saying prayres while nobody listens.

From the NOM e-mail:
“Help us spread the word! Believe me, we understand that not everyone can give money. We appreciate all you do: your prayers especially”

I couldn’t agree more. To those against same-sex marriage – go home, pray, pray your hearts out. For while you are praying, you can do no harm.


I don’t know how many of you have seen this frightening video from the National Organisation of Marriage:

I won’t pull apart the ad since endthelies.org has already done that, but there’s something else interesting that I noticed after I made a complaint to NOM about the video. I inadvertently signed myself up to their mailing list while complaining and I received an e-mail from Maggie Gallagher asking me to watch a clip of her appearance on Hardball. Let’s watch the video:

Other than the fact that this video is really an embarrassment to Maggie (she surely gets slated by Joe and is obviously so scared of loosing her footing that she is left with no choice but to blatantly interrupt him – nice discussion tactics there Maggie!) I thought that I’d point out the less than obvious contradiction that Maggie makes here.

Maggie tries to make the point that she is OK with same sex couples, and that she wishes “Ray and Tommy all the best”. She then says that “A lot of things are going to change for our children and grandchildren” but fails to state exactly what will change and what the effect of this will be. Going back to the advert, let’s take the quote “I’m a Massachusetts parent, watching helplessly while public schools teach my child that gay marriage is okay.”

So what are the effects of teaching children that same-sex marriage is OK? So far I have heard not a single negative effect of teaching this to children. The advert is simply fear mongering. It does a good job of making the association in the mind of Children and negativity without actually saying what these negative effects are.

Let’s look at the positive. By teaching children not to discriminate, we might get a step or two closer to stopping tragedies such as the death of Eric Mohat, the boy who committed suicide after a torrent of homophobic bullying. Currently, by teaching kids that same sex couples are different from opposite sex couples and do not deserve the same civil rights, we are sending them the message that hey, it’s OK to discriminate against these people, it’s OK to push them aside and bully them.

Eric was involved in theater and music, was called "gay," "fag," "queer" and "homo" and often in front of his teachers.

Eric was involved in theater and music, was called "gay," "fag," "queer" and "homo" and often in front of his teachers.

So Maggie, do you wish “All the best” to a future generation of homosexual children, or will you continue to tell them they are inadequate and unequal, at the risk of further teen suicides?

I stumbled accross this today in my daily internet hopping…

‘Mormons have every right to hate the idea of gay marriage. They’re welcome to find it detestable, abominable, a sin, whatever. That’s religious freedom.

‘Mormons also have every right to preach and speak out against gay marriage. That’s religious free speech.’

‘But Mormons don’t have the right to force their religious beliefs on everyone else by engineering and paying 20 million dollars for a secular voter initiative that stole the already existing right of gays to marry in California. That’s religious fascism.’

‘Any time you use the tax-exempt wealth and political power of America’s religious majority to create any secular law that forces any religious belief on everyone else, that’s religious fascism. It’s evil, and it violates the ‘establishment clause’ of the First Amendment.’

Just thought I would re-post it to get the message out – any religions, Mormons, Christians, Muslims, etc should have a long hard think about this… and it’s not only in America.