Monday, November 3, 2008

Obama goes both ways on gay marriage

Courts impose gay marriage, and when the people try to overrule the courts, they're accused of bigotry:
Obama told MTV he believes marriage is "between a man and a woman" and that he is "not in favor of gay marriage."
At the same time, Obama reiterated his opposition to Proposition 8, the California ballot measure which would eliminate a right to same-sex marriage that the state's Supreme Court recently recognized.
"I've stated my opposition to this. I think it's unnecessary," Obama told MTV. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about."
Classic. And utterly incoherent. He's "not in favor of gay marriage," but he is in favor of judges legislating from the bench -- and the people having no remedy to countermand such rulings.

Yesterday, I got slammed as a homophobe for referencing the monomaniacal fanaticism with which gay radicals pursue their agenda. The problem is in the idea of equality, and the radical notion of using political power to impose "equality" of things that are not equal.

The gay rights crowd doesn't realize they're endeavoring to vindicate Phyllis Schlafly. In opposing the Equal Rights Amendment, Schlafly warned that -- in abolishing all legal distinctions between men and women -- the ERA could lead to gay marriage. Though the ERA was defeated, its egalitarian principles have nonetheless corruputed American jurisprudence.

A man is not a woman, and insofar as they are different, men and women are not equal. They are not fungible. To say that men and women are different is not to say that either is inferior. But to require that they must in all senses be treated as equal -- that no distinction can be made between men and women without a violation of "rights" -- is to enforce falsehood, requiring that the very real differences be ignored or compensated for. The real differences (inequality) cannot even be acknowledged, so that everyone is forced to engage in a game of make-believe, with strong sanctions against skeptics.

Such a regime of "equality" must logically lead to same-sex marriage, but oh, how the sophisticates jeered at Schafly when she warned about it 30-odd years ago! Schafly understood that ideas have consequences, and this conception of "equality" has had consequences that were utterly predictable.

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned

And remember: Equality is for ugly losers.

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