Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Anti-Marriage Equality Groups In New York Are Scared of "Gay Marriage" - And Its Ties To North Korea

       You know that something is up when your opponents are running around like chicken with their heads cut off. That is why as the hours pass, the news out of New York keeps getting better and better. Today, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms released a letter to Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos with some pretty serious threats...threats that seem to connote fear on the part of those who are the protectors of "traditional marriage". In the letter (full text of which can be found below), Reverend Jason McGuire and Reverend Duane Motley state that,
Historically, one of the strengths of the Senate GOP has been its ability to stand together for the good of the conference. Whenever Republicans attempt to split the social and fiscal conservatives, there is a price to pay. In 2012, should same-sex “marriage” pass, the pound of flesh will come from the Republican Majority. For too long Republican leadership in New York has patronized the pro-life, pro-family voter. If Senate Republicans want this vote tomorrow, it must be earned today. The final line in the sand for the conservative-leaning Republican voter is same-sex “marriage”. Cross this line and Republican Senate candidates can expect challenges in 2012 that will not end at the September Primary.
      Oooohhh...scary. Seriously though, I find this threat of Republican destruction to be without basis. Are there any viable conservative partys other than the Republicans in New York? Yes, I know that  there is the Constitution party and the Independent Party and probably a slew of other minor parties, yet conservative voters will almost always vote for a Republican, so that the Democrats don't gain control of the legislature. Yes Republicans, you should be super scared by the social conservatives, because if you vote for gay marriage, they are going to run to a third party and by extension give their vote to a Democrat.  

       Additionally, Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has written on his blog that legalizing same-sex marriage will make New York like China and North Korea. He states

"The stampede is on," Archibishop Timothy Dolan wrote in a blog post. "Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state's presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in."
He equated the move to allow same-sex marriage to life in China or North Korea, where "government presumes daily to 'redefine' rights, relationships, values and natural law."
"Please, not here!" Dolan continued. "We cherish true freedom, not as the license to do whatever we want, but the liberty to do what we ought."
     I don't think that the Archbishop has realized that the Government isn't "redefining" anything...in fact the people of New York overwhelmingly want marriage equality. Though I'm not one to say that "the people want it so we should do it" as I believe that is a philosophically unsound argument, the fact that the people want it - and the government isn't "imposing it upon them" - shows that the Archbishop's statements are just the last breaths of a dying movement in the state of New York.  Hopefully marriage equality will be law by next week!

Constitutional Freedoms Letter

1 comment:

  1. The final line in the sand for the conservative-leaning Republican voter is same-sex “marriage”.

    I suspect that smart Republican officials remember when no fault divorce was the "line in the sand," and fully realize that people like McGuire and Motley will simply draw a new line if this one is crossed.


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