- It's very telling how deceptive anti-gay bigots are. Instead of dealing with the HEART of the issue, drawing a line on religious freedom and deliberate bigotry that is harmful to a minority since it's basically slander, the right-winged monologues use buzz words like "attack on freedom of speech".
News flash, we don't have TOTAL freedom of speech. For example it is illegal to say you are going to kill the President of the United States. You also can not yell "fire" in a crowded theatre without being charged.
This insinuation that "freedom of speech" is under attack is nothing more than an underhanded, emotional trick designed to get a knee-jerk reaction of people going, "HEY, that's wrong".
A friend of mind summed this up rather well when discussing the painted public face of the religious right . They do their best to look like they are all about "protecting" things. Protecting marriage, protecting children, protecting freedom of speech.
My friend said: "You have to realize that most Christian "moral values" behaviour is not really about "protecting" anyone; it's about their desire to send a continual stream of messages of condemnation towards people whose existence offends them."
I think that pretty well sums it up. All the pretty language in the world can't deny the truth that at heart, it's a judgement of people that they consider immoral. The fact that science doesn't support their viewpoint one bit doesn't faze them of course...they drum up pseudoscience organization like NARTH to tell them what they want to hear. What a sad state of affairs. (Posted on November 6, 2006, 11:23 am K, Partington)