Imbecillic parallels

Did you know gay marriage is an evil that compares to slavery? From CNN:

COOPER: But Democrats argue look, John Kerry doesn’t support gay marriage. I mean he doesn’t want a constitutional amendment about it, but he didn’t support gay marriage. Why is it that the Republicans have been able to benefit from that whereas the Democrats did not? Is it simply the question of the constitutional — the federal amendment?

FALWELL: Well, nobody believes John Kerry on that because his voting record, pro choice, his voting record on the family issues, does — belies his statement. And the fact that he would not support a federal marriage amendment, it equates in our minds as someone 150 years ago saying I’m personally opposed to slavery, but if my neighbor wants to own one or two that’s OK. We don’t buy that.

While we’re on the topic…. I’ve received several emails from indignant Christians who misunderstand my posts about the importance of Evangelical Christianity to bush’s campaign strategy and victory. I have nothing against Christianity, and my own home is decorated with many paintings of Christian saints, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, etc. (I live with a Catholic.) All I am against is any kind of fundamentalist mentality that generates intolerance, that scoffs at science and that insists on imposing its own values on others. The quote up above by Jerry Falwell underscores my deep distrust of the Evangelical mentality when it comes to political issues. Gay marriage — two people swearing their love to one another — as vile and evil as slavery?? WTF?

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The Discussion: 4 Comments

I wish everyone who uses the “slavery” argument would read “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” again. All Christians were not abolitionists. They can’t rewrite history.

November 4, 2004 @ 11:31 am | Comment

Oh, but they CAN rewrite history. According to many of them, the world is 6,000 years old, and there really was a Noah’s ark with all the animals. And, as polls indicate, vast numbers believe Saddam was involved in the 911 attacks. They rewrite history all the time, which is why I am so afraid of them. (The “them” are the fundamentalist Christians — any fundamentalists, actually. They all do the same thing — forbid free thinking, and encourage robotism.)

November 4, 2004 @ 11:46 am | Comment

So now that America has been rendered forever safe from the scourge of gay Muslim couples, who are they gonna beat up on next?

November 4, 2004 @ 12:52 pm | Comment

I’m sure they’ll find someone. They thrive almost exclusively on victims, so they’ll always have one.

November 5, 2004 @ 4:00 pm | Comment

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