“I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents. I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005.” Click to read the whole thing.
Good article. She makes many valid points.
The State as Ultimate Arbiter of Parenthood, Hate Tribunals Are Coming,Which Is More Important: Sexual Autonomy or the First Amendment?
Also, “….Freedom to assemble and speak freely about man-woman marriage, family, and sexuality is now restricted. Most faith communities have become “politically correct” to avoid fines and loss of charitable status. Canadian media are restricted by the Canadian Radio, Television, and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which is similar to the FCC….”
A-yep. You know what gets me into the most trouble on the internet? Simply trying to speak about the joys of marriage and pay tribute to my husband. I never set out to even speak of same sex marriage, didn’t have even an inkling of intending to oppress of deprive anybody of “their rights.” Such things were not even on my radar. I simply wanted to talk about marriage and contemplate the nature of love.
Naive of me, I know. I accidentally stepped into a real hornets nest of outrage and offense and than I got angry and defiant and, well……hell hath no fury. Don’t mess with the contentious 😉
This idea that there were so many people on the internet that believed I should not be allowed to speak of marriage without using terms like “heteronormative,” and gender neutral pronouns, and heaven forbid anything to do with submission, really threw me for a loop. These weren’t just polite suggestions, they were demands with some pretty nasty threats and promises of future mandates compelling me to do so.
And than I realized how serious this issue is. Same sex marriage is not just a simple case of a handful of people wanting their rights, it is about compelling everyone, by force if necessary, to validate and approve of the behavior, desires, morality of others, whether you agree with them or not, and to punish all non compliance.
I’ve was blogging about love and discovered it was hate speech. Think about the implications of that for a moment. So, while I still have the freedom to speak out and speak up, that would be a resounding, No, I’m sorry, but your sexual autonomy does not trump my free speech.