Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Slippery Slope

Channel surfing the other day, I came across a tv news/documentary show on the Women's Entertainment channel.

It was featuring interviews with "plural wives" in and around Utah, with them all talking about how horribly society treats them, with all the whispering and nasty names as they walk down the street.

Oh, how awful to not be accepted as open polygamists!

The show was truly sympathetic.

Making me even more ill was the jaunty upbeat folk-guitar riff they had playing as background music. It was so homey and earthy and wholesome!

They're also coming out in force in the news now:
Fundamental Mormons seek recognition for polygamy
Polygamy, once hidden in the shadows of Utah and Arizona, is breaking into the open as fundamentalist Mormons push to decriminalize it on religious grounds, while at the same time stamping out abuses such as forced marriages of underage brides.
I wonder how much effort they are really putting into "stamping out abuses."

Reuters put that in there to sugar-coat it.

The growing confidence of polygamists and their willingness to go public come at an awkward moment for mainstream Mormons, who are now in the spotlight as Republican Mitt Romney, a prominent Mormon, seeks the U.S. presidency.


Her husband likened the struggle for acceptance with the civil rights movement. "It's like the work Martin Luther King did in relation with African Americans," he said, holding year-old Ava, one of his eight children, in the living room of his three-story home in Centennial Park, a dry, dusty Arizona town run by polygamists near the Utah border.
Oh, go to Hell! It's NOTHING LIKE the civil rights movement!

The attorneys general of Utah and Arizona said in separate interviews they had no intention of prosecuting polygamists unless they commit other crimes such as taking underage brides -- a practice authorities said was rampant in a Utah-Arizona border community run by Warren Jeffs before his arrest in August.


A turning point for polygamists came in August 2003 when dozens made a public stand by showing up en masse at a "polygamy summit" in St. George, Utah, organized by the Utah and Arizona attorneys general. "Before then, we discussed all these things in private," said Hammon.
Many warned of this slippery slope of other counter-civilizational practices such as polygamy gaining ground if gay marriage were accepted.

Yes, this is partly due to the push for gay marriage.

What, think that's a stretch? How about this piece of evidence:
Many are finding they have an unlikely ally in Hollywood, since the start of "Big Love," HBO's series about a fictional polygamous family.
Unlikely ally? Hardly!

Who is behind Big Love, a calculated piece of propaganda to undermine traditional marriage? And what are their stated motives?

Gay monogamous couple are brains behind polygamy show

Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the screenwriting team that created "Big Love," don't have a personal interest in Mormonism or polygamy, but they do know something about family lifestyles outside the American mainstream. That's because, offscreen, they're a gay couple celebrating the 16th year of their own monogamous relationship. In an interview in May, they talked about the ideas behind "Big Love" and some of the changes they've made in the second season.


Q: Has researching and writing "Big Love" changed your ideas about polygamy?

Scheffer: I have definitely reversed some of my initial "yuck" reaction. We don't really take a pro or con stand on polygamy, but I have to say that I have begun to imagine it as a valid lifestyle and am sympathetic to polygamists in adult relationships with each other. I think it should be decriminalized.

Q: What about those who say polygamy inherently exploits or abuses women?

Olsen: Some feminists argued back in the '60s and '70s that marriage was inherently abusive and patriarchal -- that it was not a good deal for women. As the feminist movement has matured, there has been an evolution in that thinking. Polygamy can grow into a healthier model for some women.
There you have it: gay men telling straight women that polygamy may be healthy for them.

Think gay marriage is just about fairness? I wrote why it isn't here.

But here's a clear example how it's about power, and tearing down our civilization: the Federal 9th Circuit Court has now held that the words "marriage" and "natural family" and "a union of a man and a women" constitute hatespeech in the workplace because a lesbian felt "excluded" -- but "National Coming Out Day" is just fine in the workplace!
The story is that a few employees for the city of Oakland, Calif., grew tired of having liberalism rammed down their throats. They formed the “Good News Employee Association” in response to an e-mail that encouraged employees to participate in “National Coming-Out Day.”

In response, the Good News employees posted an introductory flier on the employee bulletin board Jan. 3.

It said: “Preserve Our Workplace With Integrity: Good News Employee Association is a forum for people of faith to express their views on the contemporary issues of the day.” It said it opposed “all views which seek to redefine the natural family and marriage,” which it defined as “a union of a man and a woman, according to California state law.”

A lesbian co-worker, Judith Jennings, spotted the flier and complained to the city attorney’s office that it made her feel “targeted” and “excluded,” according to a deposition. The flier was removed by a supervisor because it violated the city’s anti-discrimination rules.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said employees’ freedom of speech takes a back seat to employers’ “legitimate administrative interests.” They were allowed to submit a new flier, subject to “certain editorial constraints.”
This led one blogger to note,
The city of Oakland seems to be creating a workplace that is hostile to strait-laced Christians.

I have to wonder why I am supporting gay marriage when one group of gays and one federal circuit court contend that “marriage” is a profanity that should not be uttered at work.
Only the naive thought they were supporting fairness and "equal rights" in supporting gays in this farce of "gay marriage"! It was and is always about destroying traditional marriage and by extension, mainstream society.

I have one word for those who are destroying our culture: die.


Blogger The_Bad said...

It never ceases to amaze me how sensitive the intolerant are. Almost as sensitive as the insane.

2:13 PM, June 13, 2007  

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