Saturday, August 7, 2010

The True "Anti-Gay" Nature of Focus on the Family

Though we already know how Focus on the Family feels about the whole gay marriage issue, this email that I just got on the Prop 8 ruling is - in my opinion - icing on the fundamentalist hater cake.



And to underscore how important this decision is, if not overturned by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court, let me be clear--legalizing same-sex marriage will result in:

1. Your kids being taught in school that same-sex marriage is the moral equivalent of God's design for marriage and that gender does not matter
2. More kids being deprived of the best chance to have both a mom and a dad.
3.  Your tax dollars being used to subsidize benefits for married same-sex couples.

1. FOTF complains that children will be taught that same-sex marriage is the moral equivalent of God's design for marriage. This my friends is the fundamentalist ideal. Over the past few weeks I have been writing about the concept of truth and freedom for the fundamentalist, aka. they cannot have any other ideas that challenge theirs as their ideas are correct. Not only does that phrase show the true fundamentalist nature of FOTF, but it also has two hidden inferences. 1. That gay people are less than straight people - hence should not be married, and 2. That somehow we KNOW that "God designed" marriage for one man one woman. Plus it makes the blatant accusation that same-sex marriage is immoral - even though the Bible - the darling document of the fundamentalist makes no claim on this at all.

2. Kids being deprived of the best chance for a mother and father. Two things on this one. 1. Study after Study has shown that kids are not impacted negatively by same-sex parenting. and 2. Alot of kids that would be in same-sex households would be adopted - and we have orphanages overflowing in the country with kids who don't even have one parent, much less two.

3. "Your tax dollars being used to subsidize benefits for married same-sex couples" - This is the real animus. It does not matter about marriage!!! It does not matter about the word or the institution, like they have been saying all along!! Even with Civil unions or domestic partnerships, people would still have to "subsidize" benefits to same-sex couples. Focus on the Family could care less about marriage, what they instead want to do is conjure up peoples fears about the evil homosexuals. They are directly attacking a people group, there is no supposed love here, for love would end any sort of discrimination.

Judge Walker had it right, bans on gay marriage only reinforce the idea that heterosexual couples are better than same-sex couples, and that my friends is discrimination.

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