Articulate away! Have her write down her reasons to us inferior freepers. I'd love to hear what she has to say. I thought this article was refreshingly honest.
posted on 02/11/2004 2:46:15 PM PST
Who mentioned "inferior Freepers?" I'M a Freeper, for heaven's sake. Touchy, touchy!
What I meant was that most anti-gay marriage posts I've seen on these boards deal with the topic from a religious perspective. And, no, I am not anti-religious but at the same time I do not automatically give any argument credence just because the espouser of same is basing his/her argument on the interpreted beliefs of a particular religion. In a nutshell, my friend's argument against gay marriage is this:
If we (the gay community) force gay marriage on the masses, we are going to be vilified and damned like we haven't been in my (her) lifetime (she's 30). Let "mom and pop" have "marriage" - though "civil union" would be nice. Besides, we (the gay community) ARE different, we are not the mainstream or traditional in this respect - therefore, why should we want to accept the mainstream traditions of others, much less force them to accept us within their traditions? She believes anyone who claims to be gay and who believes in gay marriage is a hypocrite, and self destructive.
Now this comes not from a "flaunt it in your face, out there butch-type." Picture Reese Witherspoon morphing with Meg Ryan, and you get the idea. Further, she was press secretary to a GOP Member of Congress, volunteer coordinator for a successful GOP candidate for US Senate, and staffer to the 2000 GOP Convention. She could be your neighbor!
posted on 02/11/2004 4:23:15 PM PST
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