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I am a geek, but I do have some redeeming social skills. I love other people's dogs, cats, and kids. Snow sucks, but I'm willing to put up with it just to live in Madison.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The "Gay Marriage Amendment" and My 1st Family Value

Have you heard about the “gay marriage amendment”?

The title is a lie.

If the amendment is adopted, its 1st sentence will declare gay marriage illegal. But gay marriage is ALREADY illegal in Wisconsin, so the 1st sentence accomplishes nothing.

The real damage comes in the 2nd sentence — the “… and screw everyone who LOOKS like you!” part — which prohibits any marriage-like benefits for unwed couples, whether gay or straight.

This bigoted, hateful proposal comes from modern-day Puritans — prigs and prudes with their sweaty obsessions over other people’s sex lives. (H. L. Mencken defined Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy”.)

These blue-nosed busybodies will, of course, claim that it’s about “family values”. Let me tell you about the very 1st family value I ever learned, when I was just a tiny kid and got into a tiff with a playmate. Mom took me aside and explained to me “You have a choice. You can be nice to other people or you can be mean. Don’t be mean.”

On Tuesday Nov. 7, Wisconsin voters will also have a choice — whether to do things FOR their fellow citizens or TO them.

Don’t be mean. Mean people suck.

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Eisenhower on Gay Marriage: "What's good for GM is good for the country."


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