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Those arguments are akin to "I don't care if you're gay. Just don't kiss or hold hands in public or tell me you're gay. Why do you feel the need to shove it down my throat?"
Bertold, that sounds just like arguments I heard when I was a kid, discouraging interracial male-female couples from marrying and having children because their children would be harassed. (And their children wouldn't have a clear identity and heritage, etc.)
Andrew & GC - one of my favorite arguments coming out of the metastasized-hypocrisy-persecution complex is that gay couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt because their children will be harassed. Never mind that it's precisely these very same assholes doing the harassing.
Ruth has written before about the Persecutor-Victim-Rescuer triangle, a pattern in which people see and define themselves exclusively in terms of those three roles. Notably, if you're a victim (in reality or imagination) long enough, you collect "anger stamps" and "self-pity stamps" which you can cash in for "free" attacks and persecution on your (real or imagined) persecutors, all morally OK because "they deserve it!"
Too true, Carl. There's this cheery news too:
Alabama signs law allowing adoption agencies to refuse gay couples
There's nothing like making bigotry great again!
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
~ 1 Philippians 4:13
Just another of the lies preached, taught, and promised to frightened, hurt, and depressed people who feel and think they are helpless. Turning to dependency, or external and supernatural powers does not lead to remedies; rather, submitting to such devices creates victims.
Bertold, during this Grab-em-by-the-pussy administration, I'm not expecting any bold steps forward for LGBT's. Sadly at this point, we need to fight just to keep the status quo so we don't lose what we've fought so hard to achieve.
True, Carl, it is a victory of sorts, but there's no shortage of other assholes where this one came from.
In other news.....
Anti-LGBT TN Senator Mark Green Withdraws Nomination as Army Secretary, Citing Attack on His Christian Beliefs
"Tragically, my life of public service and my Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized and attacked by a few on the other side of the aisle for political gain," Green said in a statement sent to NBC News. "While these false attacks have no bearing on the needs of the Army or my qualifications to serve, I believe it is critical to give the President the ability to move forward with his vision to restore our military to its rightful place in the world."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement earlier this week,
"A man who was the lead sponsor of legislation to make it easier for businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community; opposes gay marriage, which is the law of the land; believes being transgender is a 'disease'; supports constricting access to legal contraception; and makes deeply troubling comments about Muslims is the wrong choice to lead America's Army."
This is a nice victory for our community.
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