Saturday, October 17, 2009

Stand For Marriage Maine: The most intellectually offensive campaign we've ever faced

Stand For Marriage Maine: The most intellectually offensive campaign we've ever faced - Good As You:: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor:
"We've expended scores of words on Maine's 'yes on 1' campaign, and their insistence that the carrying out of Maine's already-passed, already-signed marriage equality bill will lead to same-sex marriage being taught in schools. And by 'we,' we don't just mean this site -- we mean the broad coalition of bloggers, columnists, vloggers, reporters, tweeters, attorneys general, and assorted opinion-holders who've seen our opposition's highly flawed ads and felt the need, whether as LGBT people or simply as fair-minded humans, to say something about the bullcrappy in their midst. The pushback has been resoundingly principled, appropriately focused (i.e. on the game, not the players), and easy enough for a non-indoctrinated child to understand.

In a normal realm of discussion, the other side would be forced to actually acknowledge some of what we're saying. But this is not normal world -- it's the world of 'pro-family' politics, where the only form of dialogue they support exists between themselves and their choir, and the only opinions that matter are the faith-based ones that fully agree with their talking points. So rather than listen to what the state Attorney General Janet Mills..."

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