Using the word “gay” as a euphemism for homosexual is fine I guess. But I’ve always thought a word like “fabulous” might have been better. Sure would be a lot easier to tell your parents, “Mom, Dad: I’m fabulous! And my friends are fabulous, too! — Michael Greer
As I pointed out in my September 2012 post, “The Gay Marriage Report Card,” Gay marriage is current law in eight states. Five States have as law, “civil unions.” Thirty-one states maintain constitutional amendments banning gay marriage or recognizing marriage as between a man and a woman.
The Gay Marriage advocacy constituency is still very small when juxtaposed against the larger society. That should not denigrate friends and loved ones who include themselves under the tent of the Gay community. But facts are inconvenient things as hard and cold as they might seem. Why is that important? Because there is a larger context to be seen. Billions of dollars have been spent on advocacy, lobbying and public policy statements. The Hollywood elite are literally, “all in,” on this hot button issue. Television shows, movies and even sitcoms reflect undertones of gay tolerance themes and the portrayal of dissenters as bigots and homophobes.
We have arrived at the pinnacle of the issue. The Supreme Court will decide the fate of the issue. Yeah, not so much. We saw how that worked with Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, Heller v. DC, and McDonald v. Chicago. Liberals who align with the Gay Community will eschew the court on the one hand, judging it to be a “corrupt institution” for those rulings that do no go their way, but embrace the court as the hero’s of the people when a decision favors them. Will Code Pink disrupt the court? I am inclined to think so as manners and civility went out with penny loafers and eight-tracks.
Back in 1991 Michael Mason wrote in Newsweek, “For gays and lesbians across the country, protest has become a way of life, a social activity as ubiquitous as the weekend cocktail party and often as craftily staged as the local drag show…To be gay in America these days, you don’t need an attitude — you need a crash helmet. Says one Southern activist: “I’m shocked it hasn’t come to blood-letting yet. It’s possible now.”
We the sheeple have experienced a cornucopia of the lambasting that comes from the likes of Queer Nation and Luke Montgomery (who changed his last name to Sissyfag) and the obnoxious Westboro Baptist Church with their, “God Hates Fags,” signs. The sheeple meanwhile, quietly go about their day-to-day chores of life, and they get hammered, cowed and bullied into adopting one of these agendas. Few dare to remain on the fence.
Gays have been fighting for this right to be married. Has anybody told them the other side of the coin? But Perhaps, they really want the right to be divorced….to fight over marital infidelity, child custody, child support, property divisions, false allegations of abuse, paying the lawyers. Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce…nearly seventy-five percent of second marriages fail. Fewer “traditional” marriages are taking place than just ten years ago. Traditional couples are living together having fewer or no children, so in that strain I wonder, “why”
The word, “Tolerance” has lost its’ true meaning and is relegated to being a mere code word…To accept the gay agenda, one is judged by the PC police as “tolerant.” To ascribe to traditional values one is labelled a “bigot and/or a homophobe.”
Throngs of people on both sides of this issue are outside the U.S. Supreme Court. And the ‘bastardization’ is in full swing. People on both sides are openly lobbying the court to decide the issue in alignment of their personal paradigm and the lame stream media is lapping it up like starving degenerates with a stale piece of bread at a plate full of cold gravy.
I disagree with my family on a whole host of things, gay marriage included. But, no matter how the issue is decided, we will surely not hear the end of it for weeks…While some pundits will call it “settled as a matter of law,” other pundits will say the Supreme Court got it wrong. Buckle your seat belts for there will be hell to pay. As Kurt Vonnegut said in Cat’s Cradle, “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.”