Monday, June 23, 2014

Yes Jeff Jacoby, you are a homophobe

Where to start? Jeff Jacoby, the Boston Globe's leading conservative right wing wacko homophobe wrote an article on the so-called "March for Marriage" in Washington DC last week:

THOUSANDS OF Americans will rally in Washington, D.C., at a March for Marriage on Thursday in support of “the simple and beautiful message,” to quote Brian Brown, that “marriage between one man and one woman is unique and critical for our society.” Brown is president of the National Organization for Marriage, the event’s lead sponsor.
Don’t he and his supporters know that they’re on the Wrong Side of History?
First off, there probably wasn't even a thousand people at the rally.  Secondly, to answer his question: No, they don't know that they're on the wrong side of History.  This was evident when Mike Huckabee was quoting Dr. Martin Luther King at the rally which is ironic since Huckabee is from Arkansas not to mention that Huckabee doesn't even know American civics.
I watched the so-called "March for Marriage" which was anything but.  It was a rally against gay people getting married.  There was no talk about ending divorce or strengthening marriages, no, it was all gay all day or rather anti-gay, all day.  They even had role models like the Cardinal from San Francisco who was convicted of a DUI to speak but has never lead a rally against the abuse of children by the Catholic Church.
Many times during the program Brian Brown, the leader of the National Organization for Marriage, tried to get the small crowd to chant and he even tried to come up with chants for them, but to no avail.   It reminded me of the crowds at the Massachusetts Constitutional Conventions, immigrants who were promised a meal at MacDonald's just for holding a sign. I know this because my husband and I overheard the anti-gay side while we were at the convention.

I'm still wondering which traditional marriage Jeff Jacoby is advocating for:  The one where one man had many wives or the one in which the wife became the property of her husband when he bought her from her family?  Let's pick and chose which part of the Bible we want to obey this week.

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