I’ll loan Stacy my question list

Posted: May 5, 2010 by datechguy in catholic, internet/free speech, opinion/news
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So he can ask my questions to Lindsay Beyerstein too.

According to Beyerstein, then, ”blind prejudice” has defined human society since the dawn of history, and continues to do so except in a relative handful of industrialized Western democracies.

Ms. Beyerstein must find her smug self congratulatory superiority over most of the humans who ever lived very comfortable. Lets listen to some.

You can use religious language to express your belief that gays and lesbians are disgusting second class citizens unworthy of rights that heterosexuals take for granted, but it doesn’t make your position any less bigoted. Logically, there is no reason to put same-sex relationships on a lesser legal footing than opposite sex unions, unless you think there’s something wrong with them.

I think we should pray for her.

Comments
  1. Your response, of course, is very charitable.

    Mine, not so much:

    Logically, there is no reason to put same-sex relationships on a lesser legal footing than opposite sex unions, unless you think there’s something wrong with them.

    No… maybe it’s merely that government recognition of the religious marital ceremony, concurrent with privileges, is not a right. Like many privileges, the government can condition it upon one meeting certain requirements (such as age, mental ability, etc.), or it can only grant it when it gets something in return.

    Society gets a lot out of lifelong heterosexual marriage. (That the liberals screwed things up with no-fault divorce is an argument against, not for, letting them meddle in marriage again.) Children are naturally born from it, the offspring of both partners and no one else. Those children do much better than they otherwise would – happier, healthier, more educated, and less likely to commit crimes.

    Society gets precious little from gay marriage, save for legal and bioethical headaches.

    That’s not to say that we should actually make gays second-class citizens (i.e. by making it illegal for them to live together, date each other, etc.), but it does indicate that, absent the same quid pro quo, there’s no actual discrimination (which requires treating similarly-situated people differently).

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