[Please note I revised this post slightly to correct typos and to clean up a few paragraphs.]
Imagine, if you will, that in order to protest the outcome of the recent elections, some leading Republicans declared a “Day Without Republicans,” encouraging those disappointed with the election results to “call in Republican” to work and stay at home all day.
Well, some sore losers of the campaign to defeat Proposition 8 are doing just that with their latest childish antic, declaring December 10 a “Day Without a Gay” when people “call in gay” to work.Â Can’t these people grow up and instead of extending their temper tantrum, actually work on promoting the idea of gay marriage?
If they’re not adult enough to handle a political setback, are they adult enough to assume the obligations of marriage?Â I know that many gay people have assumed such obligations and have shown that they are up to the task. Â Shouldn’t these individuals be telling those demonstrating to chill and work on a more adult solution to the current situation, like actually promoting the merits of gay marriage?
Even gay leaders have demonstrated a childish attitude toward defeat at the ballot box.Â In an extended rant on her blog, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Executive Director Kate Kendell says “there will never be acceptance” of the result. That’s not leadership.Â That’s refusal to accept reality.Â And it’s childish.
Just by following the antics of gay activists and reading the public statements of the heads of gay organizations, I would assume that gay people aren’t up to the obligations of gay marriage. Â Fortunately,Â I know gay couples who take their marriages seriously. Â That’s why I opposed Proposition 8.
Think about that statement for a minute.Â Okay?
Now, let me explain again for those who, like Miss Kendell, refuse to accept reality.Â I’m a gay guy.Â I socialize with gay people.Â I know many who favor gay marriage, have gotten married and who take the institution and their vows seriously. Â That’s why I voted “No.” Â Unlike me (and others in coastal metropolitan areas), many Californians do not know such couples. Â A good number of them voted, “Yes.” Â
You’re not going to change their votes by acting like children who didn’t get the toy they wanted for Christmas.
Instead of continuing this temper tantrum, advocates of gay marriage should, unlike Miss Kendell, say that they accept the results of Prop 8. Â The should show respect for those who have serious concerns about changing an institution defined for millennia by gender difference.Â Â They must refuse to define advocacy of traditional marriage as hate.Â And they must accept their obligation to make the case why this is a good thing.
Most have refused that obligation, resorting instead to repeating their mantra that gay marriage is a civl right without explaining why that it is so (except to quote the Loving decision).Â Or blathering on about how the Proposition eliminates a right-as if the state had long recognized same-sex marriages.
I now wonder if mayber I should have voted, “Yes,” on 8 in order to remind advocates of same-sex marriage of their failure to make the case for gay marriage.
RELATED:Â Michelle Malkin’s The insane rage of the same-sex marriage mob: “Instead of introspection and self-criticism, however, the sore losers who opposed Prop. 8 have responded with threats, fists, and blacklists.”