I guess I just don't get it. This marriage equality thing has me stumped. Should gay people have the same rights under the law as straight couples? Here are some of the arguments that people have proposed against it...
Fox Host Bill O'Reilly: Marriage Equality Could Lead To Goat, Duck, Dolphin, Turtle Marriage. What? Come on Bill, that's ridiculous and you know it. And let's say someone did marry a duck...who would get hurt by that reunion? Hmmm. Probably the duck.
Televangelist Pat Robertson Suggested Marriage Equality Could Lead To Legalized Bestiality. Huh? I can't see the correlation here at all.
Focus On The Family Founder James Dobson: Marriage Equality Could Pave Way For Marriage Between "A Man And His Donkey." [See duck]
Radio Host Mark Davis: Using Equal Protection Argument For Right To Marriage Equality, "I Could Marry My Dog." If the canine would have you. Might be doubtful. Fox's Todd Starnes Reaction To 2012 DOMA Decision: "Do You, Fluffy, Take This Human, To Be Your Lawful Wedded Spouse?" OMG. I can't believe this idiocy.
Pat Robertson Connects Marriage Equality To Biblical Sodom's Destruction, Adds: "If History Is Any Guide, The Same Thing Is Going To Happen To Us." Son, I don't know how to tell you this, but sodomy goes on all the time and we're still here.
Pat Buchanan: "We Saw Things Like" Marriage Equality "At The End Of The Weimar Republic" [In case you don't know what the Weimar Republic is: The Weimar Republic, proclaimed on November 9, 1918, was born in the throes of military defeat and social revolution. In January 1919, a National Assembly was elected to draft a constitution. The end of this republic had nothing to do with marriage equality but had a whole lot to do with hyper-inflation that caused the people to accept the craziness on Adolph Hitler.
Buchanan Responds To Prop. 8 Ruling: "All The Great Nations Have Proscribed Or Punished" LGBT Relationships. Hmmm. Does that include Rome, Greece and Egypt? Even Native Americans thought gay people where touched by the Great Spirit and were to be protected and revered. Come on Pat, this historically incorrect.
Washington Times' Jeffrey Kuhner On Marriage Equality: "It Is Inherently A Socially Barren Act. A Homosexual Society Is A Childless One - Doomed To Extinction." Now this is just about the dumbest thing yet. It's as if this Kuhner person believes that gay people would trump all the heterosexual people and there would be no kids. Seems like there's plenty of kids out there with no parents at all. Doomed to EXTINCTION: OMG, the sky is falling, the sky is falling...we are all DOOMED!
Radio Host Michael Savage Linked Marriage Equality To The 2008 Stock Market Collapse. Hehehe. REALLY? What rot. What about the housing bubble? Had nothing to do with it, huh? Oh those terrible gays and lesbians. How could they do that to us?
Pat Robertson Suggested The "Ultimate Conclusion" Of Marriage Equality Is Legalized "Child Molestation And Pedophilia." Gays don't molest children. Child molesters molest children. They are sick people. Some are heteros, and some are not but the bulk of these people are not gays.
James Dobson: Marriage Equality Could Pave Way For "Marriage Between Daddies And Little Girls." Dirty little minds would think up this argument. Makes me worry about their sexuality not the gay's sexuality.
WND Reporter Jerome Corsi: If Marriage Equality Is Legalized, "Why Not Pedophilia?" Oh come on, Corsi.
Glenn Beck Used Toys On His Fox News Show To Illustrate The Slippery Slope From Marriage Equality To Polyamorous Marriage. To those of us who don't know what the hell polyamorous, and if it is indeed a word, I looked it up, it means the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Kinda like Beck's Mormon pals in Utah and Arizona who have several wives. Another ridiculous argument. Bill O'Reilly And Mike Huckabee Suggest That Without Prop. 8, "A Man Can Have 27 Wives." O'Reilly: Marriage Equality Will Lead To "Triads."
Huckabee Opposes Marriage Equality, In Part, Because Of The "Ick Factor." Let me illustrate this idiocy: "I do believe that God created male and female and intended for marriage to be the relationship of the two opposite sexes," he said. "Male and female are biologically compatible to have a relationship. We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn't work the same." Says Huckabee. I suggest ol' Huck get away from the genitalia if it is icky to him. Me thinks he doth protest to much.
Pat Robertson: "I Don't Really Believe Homosexuals Want To Get Married," They Just Want To "Destroy Marriage." OMG Pat, really? The gays go to through all this BS because they want to destroy hetero marriages? Are you insane? They just want inclusion, not to be ostracized. Pat Robertson On Marriage Equality: "[W]hen Two Men Get Together And Make A Baby, I'll Change My Point Of View." Lordy, lord, Pat. You really don't get the point do you?
Michael Savage Wants "To Puke" "When I Hear About A Woman Married To A Woman Raising Children Because, Frankly, I Think That It's Child Abuse." No Michael, child abuse is not a gay thing at all. And I doubt you want “to puke” at all, it's just hyperbolic to say that. Michael Savage: "Our Children Are Being Destroyed By" Marriage Equality ... "The Children's Minds Are Being Raped By The Homosexual Mafia." Do people actually listen to this guy's radio show? What tripe. Michael Savage On Marriage Equality: "Repugnant," "Sickening," "Disgusting," And Part of "A Degenerate Nation." Again, I think he doth protest too much.
WND Publisher Joseph Farah Suggests Marriage Equality Will Lead To "Sexual Anarchy." Hmmm. Wasn't that the argument in the 60s with the 'free love' generation? Old argument, holds no water.
Rush Limbaugh: Marriage Equality Isn't "Virtuous" -- It Would "Corrupt" An Age-Old Custom. Here I just have to say, HOW would it corrupt the custom?
All-in-all, I really don't see where these arguments hold sway at all. They are all based on bigoted bias and fear related. It's as if these pundits are saying that recolonizing the legitimacy of a gay marriage would ruin society totally. I think I'm more worried about climate change and oil prices. Sorry, folks, but I just can't see where marriage equality is a bad thing. I have a lesbian niece who is with a great lady and they have been in a relationship for over 15 years. They don't harm anyone and I think they deserve the same rights as you and me.
To those of you who say you know no gay people, look around you. I guarantee everyone knows a gay person. It's almost impossible not to...statistically. Ask yourselves, have these people personally harmed you or your children?