Saturday, September 22, 2012

Washington Fundamentalist Bullshit

I received a new email from Joseph Backholm of "Preserve Marriage Washington" that makes three statements:
A: Same-sex couples ALREADY enjoy all the same rights and benefits as married couples in Washington under the domestic partnerships, “Everything But Marriage,” law from 2009.
A domestic partnership is not a marriage. Gay couples have children who should have married parents     not parental "partners."
B: Children need BOTH a mom and a dad. Marriage exists for the benefit of children. Social science research and thousands of years of history show that children do best when raised by their married mom and dad. 
Bullshit! Marriage equality does not change, and will not change, the custody of a single child. Gays adopt children who already have no "mom and dad." Due to divorce half of the kids from so-called "traditional marriages" are not being raised by "BOTH a mom and a dad." Maybe they should divert all of this time, effort and money to solving a real problem.
C: There will be significant CONSEQUENCES if marriage is redefined in Washington State. In other states that have redefined marriage, there have been profound consequences for those who express or act on their belief that marriage is the union between one man and one woman. We cannot stand by as activists conduct a social experiment that will be harmful to our children and grandchildren.
Bullshit! The same people said the same thing about the domestic partnership act three years ago.  Oh, wait, according to item "A," above, we already have the same rights. Where are the consequences? Yeah, I know. That hapless wedding photographer in New Mexico five years ago. Funny how they keep recycling the same three or four manufactured horror stories from states that don't even recognize same-sex marriage.

We all know what's going on here. A religious group financed and choreographed by National Organization for Marriage is trying to impose a set of fundamentalist religious beliefs on everyone else. They'll be the first to bitch about Iran!
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