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Gay Marriage Makes Some Strange Bedfellows

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is endorsing far left Democrat Scott Peters over gay center-left Republican Carl deMaio, because Gay Marriage.

NOM, the Family Research Council (FRC) and CITIZENLink had released a letter that put Republican leadership on notice of their “active opposition” to DeMaio, as well as two other candidates up for election in 2014. However, the first letter stopped short of supporting Peters. The new letter echoes calls from some local Tea Party and conservative leaders to support Peters.

If this were, as NOM is portraying it, a stand on principle, then simply withholding support from deMaio would make sense. Actively supporting his opponent – a left-wing Democrat whose positions are very far out of NOM’s swim lane – is not a stand on principle.

My guess is the tactical reasoning behind this is to warn other Republicans not to jump on the gay marriage bandwagon. NOM can’t accept that – much as it may suck, the battle to preserve traditional marriage is lost. Traditional marriage has been slipping away since 1969 when Ronald Reagan signed California’s “No Fault” divorce law and began the transformation of marriage from a committed Covenant to a non-binding legal contract to stay together for a while and get some bennies. Gay marriage is one of the last nails in that coffin, but it is not the coffin traditional marriage is being buried in. That casket was built by heterosexuals over a period of decades.

On a related note, a court in the state of New York legalized Uncle-Niece/Aunt-Nephew/Uncle-Nephew/Aunt-Niece incest this week; apparently because Uncle-Niece arrangements are common among immigrants, and we are obligated to respect other cultures more than they are obligated to respect our laws.

HT: Peter H.

Gay Man Raises Money to Pay Fine of Christian Bakers

Posted by V the K at 3:42 pm - October 21, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage,Gays & religion

After the gay fascist left used the power of the state to destroy a Christian Bakery for the unforgivable offense of hurting a lesbian couple’s feelings, another gay person is trying to set things right, or at least, less wrong.

Matt Stolhandske, a board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, a coalition of Christians who support same-sex marriage, recently launched an online campaign to raise money for the Klein family, despite his opposition to their views.

Stolhandske said he’s planning to send whatever money he raises in a crowdfunding campaign to the bakers in an effort to keep them from going bankrupt and to show them good faith and love.

Nice gesture, but, his motivations seem to be a bit mixed. Instead of a gesture of charity, he seems to be treating it as an opportunity to lecture the bakers on how wrong they are.

He said he’s also hoping his gesture will encourage others like the Klein family to “stop using the name of Jesus to explain to the LGBT community why we don’t deserve access to the civil rights afforded to heterosexuals through the legal institution of marriage.”

“I can’t understand why Klein or any other Christians twist the words of Jesus Christ to justify this behavior. To me, it’s a deeply harmful and embarrassing bastardization of our faith.”

Like Jesus said (not) to Mary Magdalene, “I’m gonna pay to bail you out to prove how awesome I am, but you’re still a filthy whore.”

Hat Tip: The Real GayPatriot (who may not entirely agree with my take).

Gay Marriage and the Subjugation of Church to State

Posted by V the K at 10:06 pm - October 18, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

A pair of ministers in Coeur d’Alene Idaho have been ordered by the Government to perform same-sex weddings, under threat of jail.

City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Something else the left lied about.

Will Churches Be Forced To Conduct Gay Weddings? Not a chance. That’s just the scare tactic conservative groups use to frighten voters.

Human Rights Commission Says the Freedom to Practice Religion Is not a Human Right

The Human Rights Commission of Lexington KY justifies the gay fascist bullying campaign against Christian businesses who don’t wish to participate in gay weddings and other events by saying Christians should only be allowed to practice religion within their homes and churches.

The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home.

“It would be safe to do so, yes,” Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. “Or in this case you can find yourself two years down the road and you’re still involved in a legal battle because you did not do so.”

Under Obama, the First Amendment has been amended by an activist judiciary. Anyone who opens a business forfeits his Constitutional rights, and the right to the free exercise of religion is conditioned upon no special LGBTQWRXYZ snowflakes get their feelings hurt.

Wedding Cake Fascism Clarified

Posted by V the K at 12:27 pm - October 3, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

Lawyers for a privately owned Christian business who are appealing a fine assessed by the People’s Republic of New York for not allowing their private residence to be used for a lesbian wedding ceremony make it crystal clear what the issue is and what is at stake.

“The commission demonstrated stunning disregard for the Giffords’ First Amendment rights, which were never considered at the hearing,” James Trainor, an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, said in a statement. “The commissioner’s order in essence gives an ultimatum: host same-sex marriage ceremonies or none at all.”

So, on the one side… Constitutional Rights to Free Speech and the Free Exercise of Religion; the basic human rights our country was founded upon.

On the other side, the hurt feelings of special lesbian snowflakes.

“No one should have the happiest time of their life marred by discrimination,” McCarthy, who was represented alongside her wife by the New York Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement, according to the New York Law Journal. “We hope this decision will protect all New Yorkers from having to go through the hurt that we experienced.”

To the left, the hurt feelings of special snowflakes trump everyone else’s Constitutional Rights.

Lesbian Judge Discriminates Against Straight People

Posted by V the K at 12:19 pm - October 3, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

A lesbian judge in Dallas id refusing to perform marriages for heterosexual people because it violates her belief system.

“I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.’

And, strangely enough, groups are not organizing to destroy her livelihood and threaten her family. And this is not a private business but a representative of the people’s Government using her position to enforce her bigoted views. Unlike Christian businesspeople, apparently, lesbian activist judges do not give up their First Amendment rights because of their choice of profession.

Gay Marriages for Illegal Immigrants, What Could Be More Progressive Than That?

Posted by V the K at 10:18 am - September 24, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

Reader Steve has found a story that suggests criminal gangs have latched onto gay marriage as a way of getting around immigration laws.

Criminal gangs were offering to arrange sham gay weddings for people wanting to bypass immigration controls within weeks of same sex marriages being made legal in March, a report said.

An investigation by the BBC programme Inside Out discovered that one gang organises sham gay marriages for a £10,000 fee.
Peter and Ricardo, the gang’s leaders, told undercover reporters they had “fixed” weddings “lots of times”.

They offered two potential fake Romanian brides to the reporter, both of whom explicitly stated they were not lesbians but were willing to pretend to be gay and marry anyone for cash.

Gee gosh, it’s almost like they are treating marriage as nothing more than a way of having legal legitimacy so as to access social benefits. Where did they ever get the idea that *that* is what marriage is all about?

Ricardo said he had never had any problems with the police or immigration officers.
He said: “You say ‘I am gay’. No more questions for you. Easy for gay.”

Authorities reluctant to enforce the law because of political correctness? Where have we heard that before?

I wonder if the gangs file lawsuits against caterers who don’t want to participate in the ceremonies.

Ephebophile’s “I Was Married to the Boy I Was Molesting” Defense Rejected by Court

Posted by V the K at 1:06 pm - September 20, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

So, this creep has been molesting this kid and tried to argue that it was all okay because they were gay-married. Not even a lefty, Obama-appointed NYC judge was buying that argument

A convicted pedophile facing trial for molesting a 15-year-old boy can’t claim at his trial that he and the victim were married under Jewish law, a Brooklyn judge ruled Friday…

“It was a de facto marriage,” Goodman said in Brooklyn Federal Court. “If you go into a room where you’re secluded and two people are witnesses, in essence, you’re married.” …

Goodman was previously convicted in state court of molesting the victim and his younger brother starting when they were 12 and 13. But a judge sentenced him to only two years in prison as part of a plea deal that was vigorously opposed by the Brooklyn district attorney’s office. At the state sentencing, Goodman professed his love for the boy whom he had molested on more than 100 occasions.

Hey, “Love is Love,” right?

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Hat Tip: Steve

Gay Left Tantrum du Jour

Posted by V the K at 4:43 am - September 12, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Culture,Gay Marriage

Reader Steve passes on this totally awesome story about gay activists in New Zealand clutching their pearls and breaking out the fainting couches because two guys are getting married.

See, the activists are all upset because the two guys are straight and are only doing it to win a radio contest. And that’s wrong, according to the same gay leftists who argued that Britney Spears’s 72-hour marriage meant that marriage had become so meaningless that of course gays had the right to marry.

And… of course… teh ghey activists suggested that letting these two straight guys get married might lead to… wait for it… teen ghey suicides!

The co-chairman of a local group called LegaliseLove ironically echoed the words of groups who originally opposed same-sex marriage when he said the competition “attacked the legitimacy of gay marriage”. Despite that, he took a more philosophical view on the long term implications, saying: “Maybe on the day that statistics around mental health for LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex) people are better, when high schools are safe places for LGBTI youth, we can look back on all this and laugh”.

Please, gay left, you’ve already spent that nickel. Find a new canard.

Federal Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban in Lousiana

Posted by V the K at 12:08 pm - September 4, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

The judge in this case applied the “what is best for children and society” standard instead of the usual “gay people’s feelings and access to benefits” standard and came to a different conclusion than other courts. (Via Legal Insurrection)

“Defendants rejoin that the laws serve a central state interest of linking children to an intact family formed by their biological parents. Of even more consequence, in this Court’s judgment, defendants assert a legitimate state interest in safeguarding that fundamental social change, in this instance, is better cultivated through democratic consensus. This Court agrees.”

Of course, the Gay Activist Left will summarize this analysis as “Redneck Judge hates gay people.”

Wedding Cake Fascists Strike Again

Posted by V the K at 4:12 pm - August 21, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

Once again giving lie to gay activists’ claims that those with religious objections to gay marriage would not be forced to violate their beliefs, a family farm in New York state has been fined $13,000 for declining to host a wedding for a politically active lesbian couple.

Owners of a family farm in Schaghticoke, New York, are being fined $13,000 for refusing to allow a gay wedding ceremony to take place on their property in 2012, just one year after the state legalized same-sex nuptials.

Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm, a family-friendly farm and special events venue, told Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, a lesbian couple from Newark, New Jersey, that they were welcome to hold their reception on the property, but not the actual wedding ceremony, according to Religion News Service.

Liberty is dead.

The Wedding Cake Fascists Are at it Again

Posted by V the K at 8:24 pm - August 12, 2014.
Filed under: Gay America,Gay Marriage

Seems a couple of lesbians got their feelers hurt because a maker of wedding dresses declined to make dresses for them. Rather than do what sane and reasonable people would do (i.e. take their business somewhere where their money was welcome), they decided to attack and destroy the dressmaker for refusing to celebrate their lifestyle; because it has now become the social entitlement of all gay people to have their lifestyles and relationships praised and celebrated by everyone, with severe punishments for those who decline to cheer or even fail to clap loudly enough.

And in Florida, a clergyman is under attack by the Human Rights Campaign (it must be fundraising time again) for refusing to preside at the funeral of a gay man, which he says would be at odds with his religious beliefs. But, of course, gay people’s self-esteem and hurt feelings must trump anyone’s spiritual beliefs, right?

In the Conservatarian view, everyone should have the right to shop wherever they want. BUT, shopkeepers (business owners) should have an equal right to choose not to do business with those they don’t want to do business with.  Some customers will be disappointed, but that situation is preferable to tyranny; and there will always be other businesses for them to patronize.

The liberal/left/progressive view is this: “You will do what we tell you to do or we will use the power of the State to ruin your business and destroy you personally.”

I strongly feel the clergyman (if the story is accurate and there’s no guarantee it is) is wrong to refuse to perform the service, and I would think it would go against whatever vows or covenants he may have made. But as an individual, I respect his right to refuse to be in servitude to someone else against his will. Because I love freedom that much.

Hat Tip: Steve on the Bridezilla Lesbians

Lesbian Activist Gives Away the Ending

Posted by V the K at 10:06 pm - June 24, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

The Obama State Department recently honored Masha Gessen, a lesbian activist who had this to say on the topic of gay marriage:

I agree that we should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it is a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. . . . Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there, because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change, and again, I don’t think it should exist.

Oh, My

Posted by V the K at 1:49 pm - June 24, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

 
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Scott Walker Much More Credible on Gay Marriage Than Hillary Rodham

Posted by V the K at 1:41 pm - June 13, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

Hillary’s statement on gay marriage was, paraphrasing: “It’s not true that I was opposed to it, and those times I said I was opposed to it in the past I wasn’t lying, and my stated position on the issue never had anything to do with politics and what difference does it make?”

Scott Walker made a more direct statement when asked his position

“It really doesn’t matter what I think now,” Walker said at one point. “It’s in the constitution.”

And it’s out of his hands, he suggested.

[...]

Is the governor — like some other conservatives — rethinking his position on same-sex marriage?

“No,” Walker said. “I’m just not stating one at all.”

Of the two answers, Scott’s is more credible and sensible. Like many, he has concluded that, for better or for worse, the gay marriage train has left the station. The country has made a choice to embrace same-sex marriage. All we can do now is wait and see what the consequences are.

Just as we will have to wait and see what the consequences of the country’s choice to embrace perpetually expanding national debt and massive expansion of the bureaucratic welfare state.

Just as we will have to wait and see what will be the consequences of the country’s choice to export our manufacturing sector to China.

Just as we will have to wait and see what will be the consequences of the country’s choice to embrace environmental extremism and reject economic growth.

Just as we will have to wait and see what will be the consequences of de facto open borders.

Choices have consequences. We’ll just have to see how the choices our country has been making lately work out.

Gay Marriage Advocates to Gay Mafia: “Calm the —- Down”

Rather belatedly, a group of prominent Gay Marriage supporters has signed an open letter politely asking the Gay Mob to stop persecuting people like Brendan Eich and be more tolerant of people who disagree with them.

The signatories of this statement are grateful to our friends and allies for their enthusiasm. But we are concerned that recent events, including the resignation of the CEO of Mozilla under pressure because of an anti-same-sex- marriage donation he made in 2008, signal an eagerness by some supporters of same-sex marriage to punish rather than to criticize or to persuade those who disagree. We reject that deeply illiberal impulse, which is both wrong in principle and poor as politics.

As a viewpoint, opposition to gay marriage is not a punishable offense. It can be expressed hatefully, but it can also be expressed respectfully. We strongly believe that opposition to same-sex marriage is wrong, but the consequence of holding a wrong opinion should not be the loss of a job. Inflicting such consequences on others is sadly ironic in light of our movement’s hard-won victory over a social order in which LGBT people were fired, harassed, and socially marginalized for holding unorthodox opinions.

Don’t expect cooler heads to prevail; the real force behind gay marriage activism has never been the desire for equality, but the desire for vengeance.

 

Democrat Lawmaker Makes an Eloquent Case for Same Sex Marriage

Posted by V the K at 10:19 pm - April 12, 2014.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

I confess, it moved me. There was an actual tear. Just a little one.

“Now, I’m for interracial marriage. I’m for same-sex marriage. I’m the one that introduced the bill to have same-sex marriage. I don’t care who marry who. If a man meet a little mule and he wanna get married to the little mule, as long as he and the little mule get along all right, that’s fine with me. It doesn’t bother me any kind of way.”

Greg Gutfeld Makes the Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:36 pm - April 7, 2014.
Filed under: Civil Discourse,Conservative Ideas,Gay Marriage

Yes, friends, it has been a while since last I blogged. Now, to be sure, I have scribbled out several ideas for posts, mostly related to civil discourse and gay marriage, an issue much in the news these past few with what one blogress (citing Taranto) called “the defenestration of Brendan Eich.

On the whole, our national debate on gay marriage has been mightily lame, with all too many advocates calling opponents “haters” or “bigots” and with some opponents contending that gay married couples aren’t capable of assuming the responsibilities of the ancient and honorable institution.

Well, in his new book, Not Cool, Greg Gutfeld actually contributes to the debate on gay marriage:

What marriage does for straight men–narrowing choice and creating a structure that encourages and preserves a healthy, prosperous life–should be available to men who prefer other men.  And if two ladies want to get hitched, go for it.  Maybe because I’m more worried about straight marriage than gay marriage.  As divorce rates rise, and illegitimacy rates skyrocket, it’s pretty clear the disintegration of marriage is not a promising path for all involved.  Why ban something for others that keeps the others from destroying themselves?

When marriage is what Gutfeld describes it to be, then it is a good thing, whether the spouses be of different sexes — or the same sex.

NB:  Several typos fixed since initial publication.

Michele Bachmann and the Wedding Cake Fascists

Gay dude I know from Teh Facebooks was all panty-wadded because Michele Bachmann said, “In Pursuit Of Denying Religious Liberty, The Gay Community Has ‘Bullied The American People.’” He called her “a stupid woman” for using the term “bullying” to describe the act of using the threat of force to coerce Christians who object to gay marriage to participate in gay weddings.

Dictionary.com provides the following definitions for bully in its noun and verb form.

bullynoun, plural bul·lies.1.a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. verb bul·lied, bul·ly·ing. 1. to act the bully toward; intimidate; domineer.

Blustery quarrelsome and overbearing certainly apply to gay activists; take a look at any any protest where gay activists are involved. Habitually badgering or intimidating smaller or weaker people? That cuts to heart of exactly what the activists are doing, badgering and intimidating Christian bakers, florists, and photographers into servitude; the threat of jail and lawsuits for refusing to comply is very intimidating, and Christians are at a distinct legal and cultural disadvantage because of the dominant position of secularists and anti-Christians in the media and political culture. And inasmuch as there are always alternative providers for the services the militant ays are demanding, forcing unwilling people to participate is domineering behavior.

If you want to say the word “bully” is ridiculously overused, you will get no argument from me. But the dictionary seems to be on Mrs. Bachmann’s side, at least. The lines between bullying and activism were erased a long time ago.

 

Maybe There Should Be a Law Against Disliking Gay People

Everybody, it seems, is dumping on the Arizona Legislature for passing a bill that codified what used to be a basic principle of commerce; that a business owner could refuse service to a customer if he didn’t want the customer’s business.  However, that pinciple has been abrogated, and business owners can be forced into involuntary servitude; all because a few hypersensitive, neurotic gheys got their feelers hurt when photographers, florists, or bakers didn’t want to be a part of their “weddings.”

So, why don’t we just cut to the chase and pass laws making it illegal not to like gay people; with fines and criminal penalties for anyone who uses any word, gesture, expression or behavior that any gay person judges to be insufficiently supportive of his or her lifestyle?The penalties could include mandatory sensitivity training at the offender’s expense; thus providing employment to otherwise utterly useless Gender Studies graduates.

Let’s just pass a law and get all Harrison Bergeron up in this b–ch. I mean, that’s the whole point of this exercise, isn’t it? (Something tells me the gay left will *still* be whiny and miserable anyway.)