Monday, October 13, 2014

Anti-gay group blames other 'conservative' organizations for marriage equality victories

You can mark down Massachusetts hate group Mass Resistance as one of the many anti-gay groups furious over the pro-marriage equality developments of last week.

But that group is not blaming the lgbt community, but rather its fellow bloviators of anti-gay propaganda for the head-spinning degree of victory the lgbt community has been having:

As overwhelming as the “gay” blitzkrieg was, it would not have been successful without the terrible incompetence of the lawyers on our side. This included pro-family lawyers, state attorneys general, and even private lawyers hired to assist.

It's painful for us to discuss this. We are reluctant to sound unkind to the pro-family legal people who worked hard on these cases. But this is such a horrible outcome that something must be said.

  . . .  Many conservatives were furious at the nasty manner that Federal Judge Richard Posner slapped down the arguments from the lawyers of Wisconsin and Indiana. The pro-homosexual press certainly had a field day with it. But if you read the reports carefully, you can almost feel a bit of empathy for Posner having to listen to pathetic legal arguments that never went beyond “marriage is a tradition” or that “ it’s about the welfare of children.”

It’s especially frustrating to know that there are so many excellent and unassailable (albeit not “politically correct”) arguments and facts about homosexual behavior that were never used.
The pro-family lawyers refused to consider using the vast storehouse of medical dangers, diseases,  psychological problems, addictions, domestic violence rates, multiple partners, “gay pride” perversions, or suicidal behavior, etc. associated with homosexuality, as counter-arguments. They wouldn’t bring up natural law or morality. They certainly would not talk about the emotional trauma suffered by children growing up around homosexual behavior. Nor would they talk about the ex-gay movement (proof that homosexuality is not inborn) and the changes that come with healing.
Instead our side came up with only soft arguments like "every child needs a father and a mother," “marriage is about procreation, ” the need to respect “the long history of traditional marriage,” and similar blather. In fact, many lawyers on our side accepted civil unions as a reasonable alternative and had no argument against homosexual "parenting" — which made their "mother and father" argument impossible to defend.

 . . .  You can mark this down as historic. It's probably the first (and only) time I partly agree with Mass Resistance.

 The group wants the softer, kinder, and gentler Maggie Gallagherish talking points and marriage equality replaced with hard driving anti-gay talking points about alleged gay sex habits and diseases, talking points which was immensely popular in the 80s and 90s.

Propaganda like the following:

Poor Mass Resistance. The organization is oblivious to a fault. Granted, it was right on the first point that talking points and arguments used by those against marriage equality were useless arguments which couldn't move a leaf down the street.

But there is a reason why those arguments had to be used. All of that tripe about the so-called dangers of homosexuality. All of that mess about the diseases, multiple problems, diseases, mental problems, etc. is a huge lie. It doesn't exist.

It's a giant fib created by anti-gay groups over the past decades from a combination of junk science, cherry-picked legitimate science, urban legends taken as truth, and just basic out-and-out lies.

That's why it couldn't be used in the courts.

Anti-gay groups did use these lies in the marriage equality fights and that's how they won victory after victory when it came to public votes. However, in the courtroom, things became different. They couldn't use that crap in an arena where they would be questioned regarding its veracity.

And now you begin to see the hole these anti-gay groups dug for themselves.  It's a hole which continues to be filled with every court victory we receive.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

In the interest of accuracy, there is a legitimate association between homosexuality and mental health/substance abuse issues. Of course, those issues have been shown to be primarily caused by the stigma associated with homosexuality. Still, the statement not entirely false, though still deceptive.