Or so said Joe McGinniss. Certainly, the brouhaha around Chick-fil-A has caused a lot of folks to look at one political con game. Paul Lemmen gives an expert opinion on how that particular con has been blown.
The official party of the self-proclaimed “reality-based community” has included a plank supporting same-sex “marriage” in their 2012 platform.
I’ve pointed out the evolutionary biological reasons why Society should not encourage homosexual unions briefly here and further discussed the evolutionary and religious reasons here. The Other McCain has a post that takes note of the English common law tradition’s objections to such practices.
In every election held on a same-sex “marriage” related question, the traditional understanding of marriage has been upheld. Given that track record of votes, the Democrats must be in a real panic to shore up a large donor base to be willing to risk backlash over that plank on Election Day.
Is it November yet?
Zack Ford says so. You see, I not only like Chick-fil-A sandwiches, but I also resist deforming the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.
Even if I were to ignore my religious beliefs, I would still oppose promoting same-sex unions as a simple matter of human biology. Our species has evolved to raise its offspring in nuclear families with male and female parents. Other arrangements are suboptimal.
I don’t believe that LGBT people, as they call themselves, should be persecuted in any way–but I don’t believe that it is in Society’s interest to promote their lifestyles. Tolerance does not require affirmation.
So I’m told that makes me a hater. And a loser.
I guess I’ll go drown my sorrows in a large lemonade at Chick-fil-A.
The Ninth Circuit (the most often reversed circuit) Court of Appeals has declined further review in the Prop. 8 Same Sex Marriage Ban case from California opening the way for an appeal to the Supreme Court.
Msgr. Charles Pope analyzes the President’s appeal to Christianity as a basis for his “evolving” beliefs on same-sex “marriage” in a post at the web site of the Archdiocese of Washington:
The President’s disclosure that he now accepts so-called “Gay marriage” has received a good bit of political analysis. I am no political prognosticator and this is not a political blog. But when the President invokes Christ and the “golden rule,” to justify his decision, now I think we have something to discuss on a blog like this. … I don’t know how the President will fare politically, but he has flunked theology and is, if you ask me (and even if you don’t) refashioned Jesus for his own purpose.
I’m not a Catholic, but I believe that my brother-in-Christ Msgr. Pope correctly describes the New Testament’s teaching on the subject. Read the whole thing.
I do not think it means what you think it means …
A couple of days ago, I posted on the President’s Coming Out. The post resulted in an extended exchange in the Comments section with Joesix.
It’s pretty clear that Joesix and I are talking past each other rather than to each other. He views the issue as one of fairness and equity. I see it as one of fairness and equity and as one of social structure and sanctity. I believe that I understand his arguments and see them as flawed. It’s clear from his responses that he isn’t grasping mine.
This exchange may be a good example of Jonathan Haidt’s thesis in his new book The Righteous Mind about why liberals find conservative arguments evil and conservatives find liberal arguments clueless.
Ed Morrissey marvels at the ability of the Romney campaign to unite social conservatives via evolution.
Well, evolution is the change in a genome via mutation. The President’s political DNA is, he says, evolving, so he is now our Mutant-in-Chief.
UPDATE–His energy policy is
evolving mutating as well. Note the changing graphics at the link. Energy Efficiency goes down the memory hole and becomes Clean Coal.
President Obama’s reelection campaign raised a million bucks in an hour-and-a-half today.
UPDATE—Katrina Trinko reports on a fundraising email from Barack Obama which begins:
Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer:
I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
She also take note of a report in the WaPo that one in six of the Obama reelection campaign’s money bundlers is gay.