Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dear Phyllis Schafly, a lady always knows when to leave. Take the hint.

Phyllis Schafly
I know that conservatives assume that Phyllis Schafly is some type of arch-goddess of their movement, but there comes a time when some folks just need to be put out in the pasture.

The legendary Lena Horne is reputed to have once said "A lady always knows when to leave the room."

Ms. Schafly, take the hint. Or at least remember your gay son when you spin such trash as below:

In an interview with conservative radio host Chuck Wilder on Monday, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly said that lawsuits against business owners who violate nondiscrimination measures by refusing service to gay and lesbian customers show that marriage equality advocates ultimately seek “to wipe out the Christian religion.” “Have you noticed that only Christian small-businesspeople have been harassed and sued for refusing to participate in same-sex marriages even though our fast-growing immigrant populations, you know of Muslims, Hindus and other faiths are also opposed to that concept?” Wilder asked. “The use of same-sex marriage to attack Christian businesses but not businesses run by members of other religions demonstrates what is really driving the demand for the new constitutional right to same-sex marriage.” “Well, that is right,” Schlafly responded. “They want to wipe out the Christian religion. And most of these other religions do not recognize same-sex marriage. I assume there are some Muslim bakers and photographers and other people who have been harassed, but they’re not being attacked and they’re not being criticized.”


3 comments:

Brian Gerhardt said...

"Have you noticed that only Christian small-businesspeople have been harassed and sued for refusing to participate in same-sex marriages even though our fast-growing immigrant populations, you know of Muslims, Hindus and other faiths are also opposed to that concept?”
Probably because it's only small-minded "Christians" who are flouting public non-discrimination laws.

John Powell said...

I still do not understand how some rationalize denying most services or products. When someone buys something I made, they can do with it as they wish. There is no participation on my part. Agreement, or even knowledge, as to use is not necessary to my ability to design, build, to deliver, or to the financial arrangement.

For a wedding one needs an officiant (not necessarily clergy), a (civil) license, witnesses (in most places), two people that want to wed. Period. Of course, these few elements need a time and place to come together. Food, flowers, outfits, pictures, a hall, music, in harsh terms, are only bought for any guests that arrive.

Lack of food will not stop a wedding, neither will lack of pictures, or the absence of flowers or a venue for a celebratory gathering. People get married on or under water, in homes, falling through the air. Exquisite dress is not required. Some get wed in the nude, or in jeans and T's.

"We are gathered here, today, to 'witness' the joining of...and...in matrimony." That's it. A maximum of five people to actually participate. Not one needs to be clergy. All the rest, including guests, is window dressing. Again, this sounds harsh, but that is the reality of it.

And, yes, I can and do officiate weddings, both religious and civil, for anyone.

Jeff said...

Why do people still listen to this dried up old shrew?