Christofascist Idiot Watch Update! Take That! Edition
Yep, they’re still aroud crawling in the muck, wounded but not down. Seriously, I’ve never seen a group both so unbelievably ignorant of history and so obsessed with gay sex. Just go out and have some already, people. Who knows, you might like it.
Anyways, over at Americablog today, there’s a good piece on the unraveling of the professional “family values” crowd. It discusses a few things, but of particular interest is a recent mouthbreather gathering called the “Family Impact Summit”. Now I don’t like to usually quote tons of text from another site, but you just need to read this account (courtesy of Box Turtle Bulletin) of the panel of Godidiots getting an earful and stumbling horribly, when confronted with a rather angry and intelligent lesbian:
After the panelists had their say (after about an hour of this, I might add), the “town hall meeting” was finally opened up to questions from the floor. And the second questioner, a brave young woman wearing a red tee-shirt, was a stunner:
Hi. My names is Cathy James and I would like to challenge all of the individuals here listening today to really take a look at some of the rationale and some of the comments that speakers have given in regard to things such as …why government gets involved with personal relationships, that is, for the procreation of children. I think as most of the attorneys will tell you, that civil marriage was created for one purpose only, and that was property and how to divide property.
And so I am a lesbian, I live in the Riverview area with my partner of thirteen years and our son who is seven. And I go to work Monday through Friday and attend church weekly, I volunteer at the school, I volunteer at the homeowners association. And what I have a hard time understanding is why you are interested in keeping a legal framework from us in being able to handle the same things as heterosexual couples and such things as visitation, and hospital…. And how to divide our property in the same way, and how to parent our child?
The stunned silence was amazing. John Stemberger thanked her for coming and tried to stammer out an answer. He said that some forms of discrimination are perfectly legitimate (“home ownership benefits society in the way renters do not.”) and ended by saying, “marriage uniquely benefits society in the way same sex couples do not.” But Cathy remained calm and firm:
But in what way? What’s the difference in the benefit? How does your marriage benefit society more than my relationship with my same gender partner does not?
Peter Sprigg jumped in to assert that “without question” the best family structure was headed by a man and a woman. But Cathy persisted:
…But now you’re devaluing, what, over fifty percent of the children who live with one parent or that one parent as died or that they’re divorced and now they’re just living with one parent. You’re devaluing them and that’s not fair.
By now the panel was speechless, leaving Peter Sprigg to stumble around trying to get his footing. “Each person’s relationship choices serves as an example to the rest of society… and if that example becomes more widespread, more people will make the same choice, more children will suffer.”
So you’re saying a man and a woman in a marriage are valued higher than single people? They’re valued higher than…
Sprigg cut her off and instead of relying on his own outwitted wits, he decided to read from David Blankenhorn’s book, The Future of Marriage..
These people don’t do so well when confronted with logic. Their pea-sized brains give them few options: ignore, stutter and stumble, yell, or misquote the Bible. Jeez, I wish the Rapture would hurry up and get here already so we don’t have to deal with these idiots anymore. Plus we get to keep their stuff.