Skip to comments.Rosa Parks -- not (San Francisco gay marriage)
Posted on 02/23/2004 1:32:28 PM PST by TenaciousZEdited on 04/13/2004 2:45:53 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
IT'S FUNNY that, in a city that prides itself on its nonconformity, so many people make the exact same argument exactly the same way. To wit, after I write that Mayor Gavin Newsom was wrong to flout state law by authorizing same-sex marriages, a legion of readers write comparing gay and lesbian newlyweds with civil-rights legend Rosa Parks. To say that Newsom should have more respect for the law, they argue, is like saying Rosa Parks should not have engaged in her landmark act of "civil disobedience."
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The truth is that the two could not be more disimilar!
The Civil Rights movement, whatever some may say about it and those who participated in it (i was actually flamed on FR some days ago for merely placing a quote from MLK), was a just cause. People were being subjected to injustices galore for the base reason of being of a different color. They could not go to the same schools, stay at the same hotels, apply for the same caliber of job, even satiate their thirst from the same drinking fountain. Moreover they were constantly threatened, and even beaten up and killed. And in the majority of cases, for a good period of time, the law was as good as non-existent.
That was a real cause.
Now, the pro-gay movement can enroll at any institution they want, they can have any job they want (and according to one income statistic report i saw they have the highest median income in the US, implying they are having good employment/income/earnings), there is no such thing as a 'Straights-only' bus bench or a 'Hetero-only' motel, and if anyone threatens them they can sue and have that person prosecuted faster than you can say 'hate crime.' Moreover the media and the entertain industry are wholly on their side for the most part, to the extent that it almost seems, based on media, that being gay is not just normal but the norm! Check out MTV to see what i mean, or better yet just take my word for it and save yourself from the basest most mundane trash that is currently legal on normal programming.
Goodness, the moment someone says something that seems to even look in the slightest askew to the gay 'cause' they can, and have, used the term 'homophobic!' Had Rosa Parks, who they compare themselves with, ever used the term 'racist' back then you think anythign would have happened. Her house would have been burnt down ....wait, it was bombed! Which gay activist has had a straight dude put sticks of dynamite next to their house?
These pro-gay dudes need to lay off. Soon they are going to start saying they are going through suffering reminescent of the Jewish holocaust, or that their voting rights are being infringed upon, or even maybe their native lands are being stolen away from them.
That was a real cause.
Absolutely. I'm not just some sort of cheerleader for the US...we've had, and still have problems. Real problems, not trumped up, overblown ones such as the whining left normally trot out.
Goodness, the moment someone says something that seems to even look in the slightest askew to the gay 'cause' they can, and have, used the term 'homophobic!
So true. I was thinking of writing up a post admitting to being homophobic...not in the dictionary sense, because that's not how it's used by the left anymore. They've taken to redefining words. As the left uses homophobic is to describe anyone who disagrees with them related to homosexuality. And I'm guilty of that. I am not, however, fearful of homosexuals. So if they chose to change the meaning, then they've removed the stigma related to it as far as I'm concerned.
It is interesting how these Dual Income No Kids homosexual unions live pretty upscale in the finest neighborhoods of San Francisco. Their suffering is more akin to the liberal socialist mantra that unites the gays with the blacks, Jews, hispanic surnamed, handicaps, poor, welfare, union worker, native american, and field hand. (Who did I miss?)They all get their piece of the pie when they stick together and create a dense enough left wing voting block. (SF is one.)
What we are really seeing is San Francisco competing with Mass. to be the first state to push the gay marriage barrier down. To bad Mass. decided to follow the laws and let the legislature act, you can't ever be first with that approach.
Come on freepers, I need your advice and help. Should I marry my mother, my sister, or my brother? Ohhhhh, I can't decide, I guess I'll marry all three.
Watch for me on the news!
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