Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Being a flaming bigot towards a minority based on a fact of their biology is perfectly acceptable, except when it's not

Ed Brayton has a fantastic find--a homophobe ranting about how McDonald's is attacking his family because they have an executive on the board of a gay business group.

No, really; that's what he says:
Not today, in light of reports that McDonald's has decided, apparently, to declare war on my family. And to declare war on the civilization of liberty, independence, creativity, and humanity under God that my Dad fought for in World War II.

Yeah. McDonald's is going to slaughter your children now because they're gay-friendly. That's exactly what that means.

And apparently this man simply didn't recognize the irony in saying that McDonald's is declaring war on "the civilization of liberty, independence, ... and humanity", when he's the one trying to deny all of these to gay people.
For families, this is a matter of child protection -- Why support a business that helps fund organizations that disrespect the heart of family life?

By the "heart of family life," do you by any chance mean loving, caring, and capable parents who are able to nurture and provide for their children?

Or do you just mean "two adults with different kinds of naughty bits"? 'Cause the latter is just a stupid thing to found a family on.
For human beings, this is a matter of liberty under God -- Why help finance groups that turn their backs on the Declaration of Independence, the Founding vision, and the living Creator who holds it all together?

Oh my god, he's right! I looked up the Declaration of Independence on Wikipedia (you can see Benjamin Rush's signature!), and I saw this familiar text:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

But little-known is that the clause right after says "Except for those men that are attracted to other men. They don't get to pursue happiness." Thanks for setting us straight on that, you flaming bigot.
Why, apparently, those McDonald's people can't tell the difference between right and wrong.

Between the wrongness of discriminating against someone on the basis of his or her beautiful and God-given skin color and the correctness of rejecting trumped-up victimhood and pretend discrimination based on membership in an ethically challenged but politically powerful interest group.

Sure, gays get murdered just for being gay, it was only five years ago that it was legal in this country to throw them in jail for having sex, and people are demanding that they be stripped of their natural rights and dignity as humans, but all that's just "trumped-up victimhood and pretend discrimination"! Real discrimination is only on the basis of race. I guess that makes sexism okay in his book, then.

As for gays being ethically-challenged? Um, yeah, whatever. Gays aren't the ones defending--nay, demanding--discrimination based on innate, unchangeable qualities of a minority. How is that supposed to differ from racism, exactly? Oh, right! Gays are supposedly a "politically powerful interest group"! That's very different from racism, because blacks have no political power at all in this country.
Maybe we'll stop by Chick-Fil-A instead. It's a little out of the way, but I hear they like families.

Real families -- not ones made up by the ACLU last Tuesday.

No, just ones made up by Focus on the Family last Tuesday. Their concept of the family is a modern invention that has little to no basis in historical reality.

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