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"If Some People Can Oppose SSM for Reasons Other Than Hate, Bigotry and Small-Mindedness, Why Can’t Others?"

 

Glenn Stanton at First Things asks a provocative question:

"...As David Mills notes below, Wendell Berry has recently claimed that opponents of same-sex marriage are necessarily and categorically rejecting a whole class of people. He tells us this kind of “categorical condemnation is the hatred of the mob” and as such is the worst kind of hate.

... Reuters reported that “even homosexuals opposed to gay marriage [came] to protest” [at the Paris rally.]

John D’Emilio, noted professor of history and pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian studies has, as a gay man and leading LGBT theorist, been vocally opposed (shown here and more recently here) to the idea of working for the legalization of same-sex marriage. He contends it is contrary to queer ideals and unjust to gays in other types of relationships. D’Emilio and our French friends are not odd outliers. Here is another and another and another and a few more and one more leading gay voices that assert the passage of same-sex marriage can actually be discriminatory and limiting. Uhm.

If some people can oppose same-sex marriage for reasons other than hate, bigotry and small-mindedness, why can’t others?

6 Comments

  1. flanoggin
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Self hatred is still hate.....

  2. QueerNE
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Lauren Taylor's opinion doesn't coincide with NOM's, and it's deceptive to portray it as such. She wants the government out of marriage, same-sex or otherwise. That doesn't appear to be the main goal of NOM's, which is the continuation and propagation solely of marriages between a man and a woman, and federal/state recognition thereof.

  3. Zack
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Interesting. Don't expect the radical-left to acknoweldge it.

  4. Chairm
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    The point is that these openly homosexual persons oppose the merger of SSM with marriage (ie the revision of the marriage law to favor the SSM idea over the marriage idea). They see the downside, from their perspective, but are not bigoted toward the gay identity group.

    Or should we instead believe that their reasoned perspectives are the result of flanoggin's convenient resort to the gay "Uncle Tom" meme?

    Whether or not their views align neatly with the policy positions of NOM, these gay-identified individuals are not in favor of the SSM law. Look at their reasons. Then answer the question that is at the end of Stanton's blogpost and which serves as the title of NOM's blogpost above.

  5. Posted January 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    "If Some People Can Oppose SSM for Reasons Other Than Hate, Bigotry and Small-Mindedness, Why Can’t Others?"

    Because it's all about smearing and name-calling those who question the homosexuality agenda.

    Demonize to justify the attacks.

  6. Chairm
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    The point is that these openly homosexual persons see the downside, from their perspective, but their opposition to SSM is not bigoted toward the gay identity group. Their view is open to societal regard for the core of marriage.

    Or should we instead believe that their reasoned perspectives are the result of flanoggin's convenient resort to the gay "Uncle Tom" meme?

    Whether or not their views align neatly with the policy positions of NOM, these gay-identified individuals are not in favor of the SSM law. Look at their reasons. Then answer the question that is at the end of Stanton's blogpost and which serves as the title of NOM's blogpost above.