Oh Yes, Tennesseans ARE Stupid!

This was posted to our local paper's online comments section (bold is the commenter; italics is my response):

As to the sinister implications of “same sex marriage” here are a few. Our society would experience the loss of religious freedom. This has happened in Canada where Biblical preaching against sodomy is interpreted as hate speech.

and you should care about this why? laws were passed allowing blacks and whites to marry but it hasn't stopped my home church from preaching against it (among other things) and refusing to marry interracial couples.

The public schools will teach homosexuality because it will be the law of the land. Moral instruction on sexual matters may become obsolete and even forbidden.

proof??? schools can't even teach safe sex what makes you think they'll be teaching gay sex. btw, gay sex is not performed any differently than straight sex, only the genders are the same. i know, too much for your mind to handle.

Adoption laws will collapse with regard to the make up of the family and any party will be able to adopt children.

and being able to get kids out of orphanages and revolving foster care is a bad thing? gee, i thought you guys cared about the kids.

Children will be expected to develop emotionally without the permanence of family life.

what's more permanent than marriage? first we're condemned for being promiscuous and then those that want permanence with their soulmates through marriage are told they can't possibly be permanent. who are you to say? how many kids are already expected to develop emotionally without the permanence of family life? you know, divorce? and how many kids are shifted from one parent to the other, from grandparents to aunts/uncles to cousins twice removed? want kids in permanent environments? work on your own first, eh?

Traditional marriage will begin to disappear like it has in Scandinavia where cohabitation is the norm.

show proof, please. The fact is that Scandinavia doesn't have "gay marriage," per se, but "registered partnerships" open to only same-sex couples that give MOST of the rights of marriage but by a different name. For instance, a same-sex couple can adopt each other's children but not children outside of the relationship. So, again, this is a bad thing? What has been seen as the "fall" of traditional marriages is really the rise of same-sex couples entering into "registered partnerships." Not to mention the fact that Scandinavian countries have the lowest poverty rates and highest education rates which basically take away the need for forced marriage of heterosexual couples. They're doing it (marriage) because they love each other, not because the HAVE to.

Oh, here's my source(s):
Freedom to Marry

Immorality will become impossible to avoid in public.

and we can avoid it now?

The health care industry could be destroyed.

how? so apparently having gay couples being able to care for each other "in sickness and in health" will destroy health care? that doesn't make any sense.

And for those of us who believe in the Bible where sodomy is a symbol of social destruction it could get even worse. That was why we voted for the amendment.

and that's YOUR beliefs, not everyone's. p.s. not only gay people perform sodomy. your bible also says that the races should be separated and that it's okay to have slaves, that women shouldn't cut their hair, and that it's wrong to eat shellfish, that your supposed to keep 300 concubines and sleep with your daughter. sounds like you guys have the corner on perversion and bizarre ritual!


At 01:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moral instruction on sexual matters may become obsolete and even forbidden.

It would be impossible to forbid parents from passing their sexual hang-ups on to their kids. And some of your alleged "morals" have already been obsolete for decades.

The health care industry could be destroyed.

Gay people already get health care so they won't be putting any new load on the system by getting married. And offering insurance covering the spouse of a gay person will cost companies no more than the spouse of yet another straight person. If you are that concerned about the well being of the health industry then you should be doing what you can to dissuade straight couples from getting married.

(BTW, as a Canadian I find the idea of a health care "industry" to be obnoxious. Health care is about human lives and deaths. It is not just another market to be exploited for profit.)

At 07:51, Blogger John Hosty said...

What a great post! This is one of the reasons why I wanted to have you on my website Callie. You are brilliant. I so wish you would write for us more often, but I can see you have now joined Pam's House Blend, so I guess we at the LLL will have to relegate ourselves to the back of the bus for now...lol!

Seriously though, if you are pouring your time into such great work, take the extra minute to cut and paste it onto my site so it recieves more readers. That way I can still brag you're a part of the crew... :)

I can't believe they are still refusing to marry interracial couples. That is simply disgusting.

At 17:27, Blogger RedStateExile said...

Excellent points, Stephanie! Thanks for adding those. BTW, I'm going to post another article from our paper and the nutcase posts. That article is all about companies offering DP benefits, and the fundies came out of the woodwork over THAT!!!

Oh, heaven forbid, we want to take care of our partners.

At 17:29, Blogger RedStateExile said...

Thank you, John! I'll try to take the extra time to do that. My posts have recently gotten to be quick things I put up because I don't have a lot of time.


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