Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Anti-Gay Marriage People are Idiots


Bob MacCready's already written to Canadian Liberal MPs who support allowing gays to marry, telling them he thinks it's against God's own law and everything that's decent.

Because, y'know, nothing screams indecency and blasphemy like allowing two people who love each other to get married. Personally, I always thought Jesus had a lot more to say about hypocrites and judgmental people--but hey, I was raised by a Witch. What do I know about morals?

MacCready's married daughter lives in London, Ont., with his four grandchildren and he once considered moving to Canada to be close to them.

"We're very concerned about the way things are going there," he said in a recent telephone interview from his home in Media, Pa. "How is it going to be for my grandchildren growing up?"

I'm really not sure where to start on this one. "How is it going to be for my grandchildren growing up" if gays are allowed to marry? What the hell kind of a question is that? What does he expect to change?

"The United States is the great nation it is because of its moral code. Canada isn't even considered a Christian nation anymore and they seem OK with that. It's more of a melting pot. That doesn't make any sense to me."

Wow. Mrs. Wyman, I--just wow. Give me a second to get my bearings....
Okay. So the United States is a great nation because of its "moral code", whatever that's supposed to mean. This is supposed to be contrasted with Canada because... they're not Christian? What? Morality is not the same as Christianity, lady. But if you can't even comprehend the idea of a secular nation, with a diversity of religions, I can't really put much faith in your mental prowess.

"You'd be surprised how many people consider it kinky and think it's the beginning of a rotting in this society," said Wyman.

"The economy is going to fall apart. Once the morals start to go, then health care is going to go."

This is a highly effective method of arguing: blurt out statements so bizarre, so ridiculous, so completely non-sensical, that it stuns the brains of your opponents and they can't reply. Just how is gay marriage supposed to be linked to the economy? Why do you think that allowing gay marriage means getting rid of health care? She says she's contemplating moving back to Ohio--down to a country ruled by a party that wants to get rid of gay marriage and health care.

"It's corrupt. I don't know where [Prime Minister Paul] Martin's getting this authority."

Here's a hint: he's the Prime Minister!

But in support of these lunatics we hear, from PlanetOut via Yahoo! News, that the Pope has declared gay marriage "evil".

He also likens abortion to genocide, which didn't make any sense when I heard it the first time.

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