Monday, June 15, 2009

GayPatriotWest: Don’t Demonize Social Conservatives in the Gay Marriage Debate

Let’s try an experiment and see just how ridiculous GayPatriotWest/Dan Blatt sounds. Today he posted on GayPatriot:

“Make the case for gay marriage, not against social conservatives.”

Now let’s turn that around some to see how it sounds:

“Make the case for interracial marriage, not against bigots.”

“Make the case for women’s right to vote, not against advocates of the suppression of women.”

“Make the case for animal welfare, not against the owners of puppy mills.”

Essentially, “make the case for tolerance, not against people who are intolerant.”

It’s the same theme they always go back to. GayPatriot always advocates tolerance for the intolerance they support. We’re never supposed to expect knuckle draggers catch up with the rest of the world, but rather be accommodating of their backward thinking. We’re not supposed to expect people to do the right thing but rather accommodate tradition and the way things are.

This is the mentality of Republicans and conservatives. Do what we’ve always done, unquestioned, because it’s comfortable and familiar instead of what’s right because it’s new and scary.

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