Thursday, May 21, 2015

Some schmuck at NOM needs a basic civics lesson

Today in a blog post a staffer at National Organization for Marriage offers “Warning from Canada: Do Not Redefine Marriage.” Well that settles it. We begin with the usual rhetoric:
Many same-sex marriage advocates continue to falsely present the redefinition of marriage as simply providing respect and recognition to loving same-sex couples, with no consequences for anyone else. But as we have seen with the frequent attacks against supporters of traditional marriage - bakers, florists, and others …
They sure are getting a great deal of mileage out of the florist and a couple of bakers. Stunning persecution, right?

And eventually, quoting the ubiquitous Canadian champion of marriage discrimination, Dawn Stefanowicz  (don't get me started on that moron):
In Canada, freedoms of speech, press, religion, and association have suffered greatly due to government pressure. The debate over same-sex marriage that is taking place in the United States could not legally exist in Canada today. Because of legal restrictions on speech, if you say or write anything considered “homophobic” (including, by definition, anything questioning same-sex marriage), you could face discipline, termination of employment, or prosecution by the government.
Hey stupid. What country is NOM in? United States of America, right? Even if all of the above is true (and it is greatly exaggerated) our Constitution provides a guarantee of free speech. Even idiotic, homophobic free speech. That is a fact and, to the best of my knowledge, same-sex marriage has no effect on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The irony of all this idiocy is that we are the historically oppressed minority that has suffered, and continues to suffer, at the hands of these miscreants. They, in contrast, are in the overwhelming majority and yet they always feign persecution. They are protected from religious discrimination by the 1964 Civil Rights Act but that's not good enough.

Persecution is encoded in their DNA. They are grumbling about the (tedious) florist and a couple of bakers while, in most states, we can be fired or not hired simply because we are gay. More people have been terminated by Catholic schools, after years of good service, because they are gay. Indeed, throughout Red-State America, we can even be denied service in public accommodations because of our status as LGBT citizens.

Nevertheless, the person at NOM who thought that this post was  good idea needs an atlas and a sixth-grade civics text (possibly one with lots of pictures).

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