Friday, April 03, 2009

Freepers upset over Iowa Court decision

I shouldn't do this but I figure what the hell.

Please don't think I'm gloating (I'm not) but when a pro-gay decision comes down, I like to go to anti-gay sites to check out their reaction.

And sites like Free Republic never disappoint me:

Two points:

1. This is scary. Unlike Massachusetts, Iowa is an agricultural breadbasket. Watch crop yields plumett now. God takes His revenge in many ways. Just ask those people burned out of their homes (or had their crops dry up from drought) in California. Russia’s crop yields plummeted too, once she became an atheistic nation in 1922.

2. The Iowa governor and legislature should tell the Iowa Supreme Court, in effect, “go to hell, we’re not doing a damn thing to make same-sex marriage legal”, just like old Andy Jackson did with the SCOTUS regarding the Cherokee. The Iowa Supreme Court has no “divisions”, so it cannot enforce its decrees if no one goes along.

New Use for those extra cobs from the Corn State.

What contributed to the ruling were all of the activist, leftist judges. They weren't looking for rational arguments.

This also increases the likelihood that the US will be a target of Muslim terrorism. The Muslims (correctly) see homosexuality as an abomination. They won’t take kindly to rulings like this.

Gay marriage is coming. Well, if it helps us dissolve the present corrupt union and form a smaller republic then it was a good thing.

What date should we put on the death certificate? What date did the U.S. die on?

Well, if the Iowa queers move to Michigan they will be divorced as soon as they cross the state line. We banned queer marriage and queer partnerships, or anything else of a similar nature.

Watch for people marrying their dogs, horses, etc. After all, animals deserve love, too.

The Good Lord will bring down His wrath on Iowa. Expect crop failures, floods, or locusts. God is not mocked.

Who needs the commentators at One News Now? The Freepers are more fun to observe.
We win in Iowa!!!!!

Guess what happened today?

Unanimous ruling: Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman

The Iowa Supreme Court this morning unanimously upheld gays’ right to marry.

“The Iowa statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution,” the justices said in a summary of their decision.
The court rules that gay marriage would be legal in three weeks, starting April 24.

The court affirmed a Polk County District Court decision that would allow six gay couples to marry.

The ruling is viewed as a victory for the gay rights movement in Iowa and elsewhere, and a setback for social conservatives who wanted to protect traditional families.

More here

That's one point for the good side of the universe.

But let me take this time to tell you what the opposition will say. This is so that you will feel the need to ruin your good mood by logging onto sites like One News Now and Americans for Truth:

BLAH BLAH BLAH . . . Activist Judges . . . BLAH BLAH BLAH . . . Radical Homosexual Agenda . . . BLAH BLAH BLAH . . . Chocolate chip cookies . . . BLAH BLAH BLAH . . . Indoctrinating Children . . . BLAH BLAH BLAH . . . 5,000 years of marriage.

There. I have just saved you time searching through needless bullshit.
One News Now back on anti-gay track with weak article

While the editorial page in my state continues to bombard Sanford for his stance on stimulus money, One News Now is back on track with its verbal gay bashing:

A family advocate is encouraging parents to keep their children home during the "Day of Silence."

The Day of Silence will take place in junior and senior high schools across America on April 17. David Smith, the executive director of the Illinois Family Institute, explains what the Day of Silence is all about.

"Well, often students take a vow of silence on this day to protest perceived or real injustices against students who are homosexual, self-identify as being homosexual, bi-sexual, transgender or -- I'm sure there is another acronym out there, too -- but anyway, those students who are perceived or self-identify as that, they take a vow of silence," he says.

Smith notes schools handle the event in different ways. Some choose not to participate, some allow students to participate outside of class, while others will have teachers who participate in the classroom.

What a weak ass article. Where is the hyperbole? Where are the code words? There is only this:

"Now we object to the ones who are doing it in class, disrupting school time, because it is a tacit endorsement, an approval, of this political protest," he contends.

The family advocate encourages parents to find out if their child's school is participating in the event, and if so, to keep their children home on that day. "We're asking you to first complain about it, and then consider pulling your child out for the day," he adds. "We're calling it the 'Day of Silence Walk Out.' In fact, there is a website [called]"

By pulling a child out of school for the day, Smith says the school will be hurt monetarily as well because school funds are based on a daily average attendance.

For the record, Day of Silence events generally do not disrupt school time. In past years, they have been successful with lots of students participating.

Disruptions have only come when phony "pro-family" groups have gotten in the mix and decided to raise a fuss, like Ken Hutcherson unsuccessfully tried to do last year.

My guess is that Smith and company will still try to spin success by counting all absences that day as protests against the Day of Silence.

But the odds are that despite that, the Day of Silence will be a success again this year.