Friday, June 30, 2006

The Fight Against Gay Marriage = the Fight Against Slavery?!?

I won't bother to point out and refute all the stupid things our friend Focus on the Family chief James Dobson says in this article, and instead will just say something about this, which has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever read:

"So where does the issue go from here? Time will tell. It took William Wilberforce more than 30 years to bring about an end to Britain's slave trade in the 1800s. Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of a protracted victory."

So, ending slavery and banning gay marriage are equivalent? Hmm... well, the fight to end slavery was a fight to overturn a thousands-of-years-old biblically-sanctioned institution, while, according to Dobson himself, the fight against gay marriage is a fight to protect a thousands-of-years-old biblically-sanctioned institution.

The fight against slavery was a fight to end an institution which robbed people of their rights and freedoms, while the fight to ban gay marriage is a fight to rob certain people of the right and freedom to participate in one of the fundamental institutions of our society.

Those seeking to end slavery were progressives trying to change the social order and were opposed by the conservatives of the day. Those seeking to ban gay marriage are conservatives seeking to maintain what they see as the social order and are opposed by progressives.

When you look at it, the fight against slavery and the fight to ban gay marriage are not simply not equivalent, but actually the polar opposites of each other, making Dobson's attempt to equate the two without a doubt one of the stupidest things I have ever read.


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