All right conservatives, you have put out a call for a discussion on Gay marriage. Let’s have one. Right here. Right now.
In a story from CNN’s Political Tracker (and sent in by a regular reader; Thanks Skatha!), the National Organization for Marriage released a statement saying:
“She is attacked viciously for having the courage to speak up for her truth and her values,” the group said in a press release. “But Carrie’s courage inspired a whole nation and a whole generation of young people because she chose to risk the Miss USA crown rather than be silent about her deepest moral values.”
According to the group, the ad will call “gay marriage advocates to account for their unwillingness to debate the real issue: gay marriage has consequences.”
As I said before, I applaud Ms. Prejean for having the courage to stand up for her ideology and to state the unpopular, non-PC view. This illustrates the power of the First Amendment of our great Constitution. Well done, Ms. Prejean.
However, I think the key word here is “unpopular.” Clearly there are many people, some say as much as 40% of the country, are ready to move forward, socially, and expand equal rights to everyone in our great country.
The principal nay-sayers are amongst the conservatives, primarily the Evangelical Christians who believe that the homosexual lifestyle is an abomination before God.
If any conservatives, or anyone against Gay marriage reads this, could you explain why Gay marriage has “consequences,” as stated by the National Organization for Marriage?
Some other questions I wouldn’t mind an answer to:
1.) What about legal Gay marriage threatens your rights?
2.) Conservatives, and Evangelical Christians in particular, have been called homophobic and hate mongers, with repeated statements that they are “following the word of God.” How can a loving and just God condemn an entire population, that He created, to death? Does this strike you as fair?
3.) Is there not room in the country for all sides to be represented?
4.) Do you feel it is a violation of the Constitution (separation of church and state) to make laws refusing civil rights to homosexuals based on religious ideology?
5.) Why do conservatives attack those they feel don’t know the Bible, as they did when Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) stated that “Jesus loves you and your partner?” (Source: Religious right now trying to punish pro-gay speech
I would very much like to have an open and honest debate about these issues here. No snarky comments. No personal attacks. Just honest dialog. I reserve the right to bar anyone from the debate if they violate these rules.