An article in the Chicago Tribune suggests the recent victories for marriage equality on the state level could impact the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
That, according to the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, would cause a “revolution” that would “just break this nation apart.”
“Revolution?” Who’s leading this revolution, a bunch of bitter old white men shaking their fist at Time as it passes them by? If Tony Perkins would take his head out of his ass for a minute, he would realize that a revolution is already happening where people like him no longer represent the majority of opinion.
Meanwhile, just a thought, but would civil war be that bad? No one even has to bear arms. Half the country can go peacefully on its way – banning gay marriage, banning abortion, reinstituting slavery if it floats their boat, etc, etc., while the rest of the country will be getting potted out on the weed at government-mandated gay weddings where everyone dances their way straight to hell.
(h/t: Right Wing Watch)
I wish Queerty would stop bringing up abortion every other article like its a gay
sacrament and every gay person on earth is pro-choice. This is Queerty, not Abortionty.
These people hate immigrants, especially ones who aren’t white. They think they can tell women what they can do with their own bodies.
No sane, progressive person could be allowed to use those words when they are “pro life” it’s a black and white issue, either you think women should be in chains or you don’t.
They are losing, they are dying, they are clinging onto a world that doesn’t want them, the world is bringing morals and education back to the western world by defeating religious tyranny piece by piece.
They are suffering, revel in it, we are the first generation to see this crumbling of the old order and a better, fairer world will be achieved.
@DarkZephyr: I’ll bet most Gay people are in fact pro-choice. You may not agree with abortion in general, but I think support for the right to choose has something to do with the irony that we expect no one to tell us how to use our bodies and project the same expectations towards other laws aimed at other minorities. Think about it.
I think it’s important for gay people to stay informed on issues like abortion & immigration because its the very political foes who seek to take a womans right to choose or build that bis-ass mote that wish to see all pro-gay legislation rolled back at the same time. When we vote for equality, we also vote for women and immigrants. Theres no two-ways about it.
This man is a closet case.
These are people who wouldn’t sign up to go to war after 911 and yet we’re supposed to believe they will take up arms because of gay marriage?
Nice try Tony, but REAL Hetrosexuals just don’t spend every minute of their lives wondering what gays are doing.
You’re giving yourself away closet case.
We already have the tools to let individual state make their own decisions. Its the way things are supposed to work. Its the left that constantly demand national solutions to everything. Splitting up the country wouldn’t be unnecessary if people would just respect that individual state should have the power to do their own thing.
@Pitou: Spot on!
Okay, let’s set the facts straight here (pun intended). Marriage equality is not going to redefine marriage. It is going to grant marriage rights to LGBT couples while keeping them the same for heterosexual couples. It is an expansion of rights to those of us who are being denied our civil rights. Secondly, you can always tell that a group knows it is losing the fight when it resorts to threats of violence. There is absolutely no need for Mr. Perkins to threaten “revolution” to get what he wants. If he doesn’t like the fact that society is changing, then he should act like a mature adult. If he wants to protest, fine. But violent actions are signs of an immature mind that cannot adapt to society and its myriad complexities. In other words, Tony Perkins should grow up!!
@bystander: Yeah, leaving everything up to the states worked out real well for slavery & civil rights.
Go back to your cave, you troll.
@DarkZephyr: I agree with you for the most part, but, unfortunately, these issues are commonly tied together. And, for the rest, don’t get upset, because while I am pro-life, I don’t believe that outlawing Roe v. Wade would work. I’m for keeping abortion legal but for decreasing the amount of abortions through effective sexual education and easy access to birth control. So no angry responses, please.
There’s that Christian love again! I would like to hear Tony Perkins explain how armed conflict fits in with “love thy neighbor.”
Please Please Please
Maybe after everyone gets thru Kicking your ass’s they will finely revoke that tax exempt status.
Why don’t we just let the Bible belt secede and be rid of them. Their gays would be welcome to emigrate to the blue states.
@2eo: @2eoWhat are you babbling about?
“These people hate immigrants, especially ones who aren’t white.”
Who even brought up immigration? Projecting much?
Again – who brought up immigration?
And I completely disagree with your conclusion: “its the very political foes who seek to take a womans right to choose or build that bis-ass mote that wish to see all pro-gay legislation rolled back at the same time.”. [I’m assuming you meant ‘big-ass moat’ btw]
I am for stricter regulation of immigration – not banning it, but the application of existing immigration policy TO ALL. I believe that anyone who wants to come here should follow the law and use the proper channels. While I was born in the US, I currently hold dual citizenship. My second passport came because I applied for residency, followed the laws of that country, met the citizenship requirements including supporting myself and living there for 3 continuous years and living by their laws when in that country. Why should I expect less of people that want to come live here?
Equality means equality – for everyone. Why should illegal immigrants be treated any different?
I have someone who signed up solely to troll my comments. I’ve made it.
@viveutvivas: Re 12, “Why don’t…
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Point well made.
A state’s “ability and motivation” are a big question mark ????
A well intentioned national government is the best bet for doing great things.
I will post this again because it “says something important”.
Countries and the year they legalized same sex marriage —
1. Netherlands ’01
2. Belgium ’03
3. Spain ’05
4. Canada ’05
5. S. Africa ’06
6. Norway ’09
7. Sweden ’09
8. Portugal ’10
9. Iceland ’10
10. Argentina ’10
11. Denmark ’12
These are all historically and predominately christian nations.
I’ve heard of no reports that any of these countries are self destructing or coming apart at the seams or are preparing for a revolution as some say the USA is going to experience if gay marriage is ever to be allowed by law.
Paramedics have a term for guys such as these, “Pants-shitters.”
@1EqualityUSA: Us regular people do too. C*nts.
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