‘Puter is not for gay marriage. There. He’s said it. But ‘Puter also thinks gay marriage is likely coming to a state near you, regardless. ‘Puter will be against gay marriage when permitted in Upstate (probably soon), but will tolerate it much more easily if it comes through elected officials rather than through the courts.
The pro-gay marriage advocates (especially the gay community itself) have no one to blame for the success of Proposition 8 except themselves. And they’re doing a great job of laying the groundwork for keeping gay marriage unconstitutional in California for years to come.
First, no one likes having massive social change crammed down on them from a bunch of unelected elites. See, e.g., abortion. ‘Puter thinks some people voted to ban gay marriage because they resent the courts telling them they’re backwards religious bigots who have to suck it up.
Pro gay marriage advocates, after losing Proposition 8, then proceeded to endear themselves to citizens everywhere by dropping the N-Word in referring to blacks, and by disrupting conservative Christian congregations’ services. Oh, and they’re sending fake anthrax to the Mormons. Can ‘Puter get the name of your public relations firm, because they’re doing a bang-up job.
Here’s some free advice. Instead of whining like babies, start collecting signatures to get the issue back on the ballot in 2010. Then work on publicly denouncing the moronic activities of your fellow travelers who drop the N-word and the anthrax mailers. Kick the fringe out of your club. Put a good face on who you are and what you do. You are neighbors, parents, taxpayers, teachers, police officers, lawyers and repairmen. You are as normal as everyone else, with the same cares and worries. Do NOT descend into calling those with whom you disagree bigots, or even implying it. Accept that you are unlikely to ever sway those with religious objections, but treat those folks and their arguments with respect as well. Let people see your good faith, earnestness and unshakable dignity, and enough of your opponents will come to your side, securing you victory. Win the people’s hearts and minds.
This is primarily how the civil rights movement made its case and eventually swayed public opinion.
‘Puter thinks gay marriage is destructive to the institution of marriage, the foundation of Western society. ‘Puter thinks gays can achieve all the benefits of marriage by law changes and contract, and without using the word “marriage.” ‘Puter also thinks gay marriage will be legal in most states, including California, within a decade.
* P.S. As a personal favor, could you please stop having the freak-show gay pride parades? You can celebrate your gayness in a way ‘Puter could let his kids see. Be like the drunken, brawling Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone loves walking the vomit laden streets of NYC after their parade. Wait. Maybe not the best example. You’ll think of something, though.