Monday, October 13, 2008

From the Other Side

I came across this article on a blog I was visiting. I thought his argument was very well stated. It comes from the point of view of a gay talk show host, who addresses the very issues that those against prop 8 bring up. I have put a couple of paragraphs in this post that I want to make sure everyone from both sides read.

Gay Talk Show Host Opposes Gay Marriage
Al Rantel

"While I certainly do not think people should be judged by who they choose to love or how they choose to live their lives, the cultural liberals in America are after more than that. They want to force others to accept their social view, and declare all those who might have an objection to their social agenda to be bigots, racists, and homophobes to be scorned and forced into silence."

"And so we have come to yet another chapter in the story of those who would portray themselves as victims in need of another sanction from the state. This time the price of social acceptance of gays is the redefinition of an institution that is thousands of years old and a cornerstone of society. Does that really seem like a wise and prudent choice for America to make at the wish of a handful of judges, and at the behest of those whose real goals are more political than anything else?"

Need I say more? There it is, in black and white, from a gay person's perspective. Read my post about the minority ruling. Allowing gays to marry isn't even something that all gay people want. And for those against prop 8, it's not about "marriage". It's about social acceptance.

I strongly encourage you to read the entire article.


Anonymous said...

Heather, thank you so very much for posting this article (link). It describes and articulates so many of my feelings, and gives great insight and perspective.

We have some very close friends who are homosexual and we love them. We work together, some have been wonderful educators for our children, but as this article points out, this whole issue has been politicized by a very small minority who are seeking "social acceptance" by destroying that which is good and natural and of God. We love my friends as brothers and sisters, as children of God. And like our own blood brothers and sisters who may have made choices that we don't agree with, we still love them. We have learned to agree to disagree, without trying to destroy or tear down each other.

Keep up the good work with your blog. You have given us some excellent links and thoughts.

Unknown said...

Heather - thanks for the post and the link to the orginal article. You would think after 4 years people would understand the underlying motives and not be so easily swayed towards a choice that in the end will hurt everyone involved.

Andy said...


That's a great post. I hope you don't mind if I reproduce it on our Prop 8 blog - we're really trying to fill it up with good info, and this post is articulate and incisive.



Heather said...

Andy (and all others out there)... please feel free to use any information in any of my posts. My only request is that if I referenced the original author and/or website, please put that in your post as well. I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due! Keep up the good work.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted this! Your blog is awesome. I'm proud to stand with you to vote yes on prop. 8 for our freedom,,

Keep up the great work!