Skip to comments.The ‘Gay Marriage’ Spin
Posted on 05/25/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
The American people are not stupid.
Recently President Obama announced he’d discovered a new conviction in favor of homosexual ‘marriage” (conveniently timed to maximize his standing at a $15 million Hollywood fundraiser among the liberal glitterati). It was nothing more than a blatant attempt to fire up his base, particularly young liberal and independent voters: if they don’t vote, Obama loses big-time.
But the American people are not buying into his pandering. A CBS/ New York Times poll found that 67% of all Americans believe Obama’s announcement was “mostly for political reasons.” Just 24% thought his decision came “mostly because he thinks it is right.” Even half of the Democrats surveyed chalked it up to politics. (Ironically, a White House spokespersoncomplained that the New York Times poll was biased—an astonishing claim coming from the left.)
Overlooked in the fuss over Obama’s statement---and the sound of political backfiring—was this data, reported by the Times:
About 4 in 10, or 38 percent, of Americans support same-sex marriage, while 24 percent favor civil unions short of formal marriage. Thirty-three percent oppose any form of legal recognition. When civil unions are eliminated as an option, opposition to same-sex marriage rises to 51 percent, compared with 42 percent support.
The numbers unmask the fraudulent claims that homosexual marriage is inevitable or a non-issue for open-minded Americans. On the contrary, those numbers help explain why more than 30 states so far have declared their support for marriage as a union of man and women---specifically refuting the homosexual lobby’s demand for “marriage equality.” Make no mistake, it has taken courage for everyday Americans to take that stand. The liberal media, political interest groups, and left-wing politicians are quick to slap the labels of “homophobe” and “bigot” on anyone who prizes principle over polls and morality over the mistaken ‘marriage equality.’
Americans know that marriage has a fundamental meaning and they expect their elected representatives to prioritize principle over politics.
And that’s why the secret GOP memo publicized recently by homosexual columnist Andrew Sullivan represents a huge betrayal of Americans in general, and Republicans and conservatives in particular.
Sullivan reported the existence of an advisory memo from a veteran GOP pollster urging the GOP to have an evolution of its own and get on board the same-sex marriage bandwagon. (It’s a noisy bandwagon, true, but as the New York Times poll shows, the bandwagon is a lot smaller than people think.)
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The pollster’s advice was flawed on two counts: first, he fails to realize that the meaning of marriage is rooted in deep principle, not fluctuating polls. And second, the polls show that both Obama and the pollster miscalculated. Marriage, as the union of man and woman, enjoys enduring support. Americans are sympathetic to others who want to ensure the free exchange of information about medical issues, hospital visitation and the like, regardless of a person’s sexual orientation. But they strongly reject characterizing homosexual relationships (even committed ones) as marriage-equivalents.
Traditional marriage proponents believe what they do because God—not pollsters-- decided the meaning of marriage. And the God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow really doesn’t care what a GOP strategist thinks is the most popular stance. So it’s a faulty premise to suggest that it’s only a matter of time before all segments of society re-think their opposition to homosexual ‘marriage.’ Believers stand on principle: Marriage is the union of one man and one woman who become one flesh through their sexual complementarity and, by their love, create new human beings. Homosexual relationships- even when lengthy, warm, and steadfast - are simply not the same.
The real question is whether the GOP has the courage to stand on principle as well. Or whether, like President Obama, GOP “principle” will reveal itself as the weathervane of political expediency, turning with the wind in the direction of dollars, donors, and demagoguery.
I guess that's the dance you do at the reception?
The liberal media, political interest groups, and left-wing politicians are quick to slap the labels of homophobe....
It's funny how people who are supposedly enlightened and educated embarrass themselves with their ignorance. The term "phobe," coming from "phobia" is Greek for "fear." We don't fear homosexuals, we just vehemently disagree with their agenda and so-called "rights" to destroy religious covenants and other societal traditions.
And a phobia, as I understand it, is an irrational fear of someone or something.
On a different issue, we’re told by liberals that “Islamophobia” is a major problem. We’re told that such a phobia is an irrational fear.
I admit that I have Islamophobia, brought on by fear of terror attacks and news reports of violence in the name of Islam. Is my Islamophobia really irrational, considering how much carnage we have seen, done in the name of Islam?
If all humans were homosexual, there would be no humans.
Very well said
I forgot to add, because God didn’t make Adam and Steve for a reason
That's always been a huge piece of the homosexual con, as laid out and advocated by Madsen and Kirk in After the Ball and "Overhauling Straight America".
They were homosexual PR guys who decided to use their marketing knowledge on behalf of their favorite perversion. Their propaganda is mostly a tissue of lies, intimidation, and "jamming" -- pure, hate-filled invective directed at the virtues of their opponents.
Make no mistake, it has taken courage for everyday Americans to take that stand.
That's because homosexual NGO's and ad-hoc groups immediately go after any public opponent's job, paycheck, business, or way of getting a living. This is standard operating procedure with them.
People don't get that the movement gays haven't told anyone where the stopping point is. I think what they have in mind is prosecution of anyone who speaks against them, in particular clerics and lay preachers who teach straight Leviticus.
Any expression of heteronormality is to be stamped out. And that includes marriage, the big one.
Which is why "gay marriage" and "marriage equality" are not an establishment of equality, but actually a bulldozing-down of marriage's concrete statement of the obvious: heterosexuality is normal, and homosex is deviant and perverted.