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It's the Hypocrisy Stupid!

Posted by libhom Monday, May 11, 2009

Miss California and her rightist supporters are throwing fits over queers and liberal supporters discussing her hypocrisy in proclaiming religious piety as her reason for opposing same sex marriage while having posed almost naked in photos. Letters from the Sanitarium sums up the issue quite well.

Oh now you admit you're imperfect after insulting millions of people? Now you're the victim--classic martyr complex. You say that you're against gay marriage because you believe in traditional, Christian values, which say that gays are an abomination to God. Then you turn around and get offended when people look into your personal life and find things that don't match what you say and believe in? It's classic, "Do as I say and not as I do" behavior that has too often defined the Christian religion in America. We don't feel that we have to tolerate what we see as intolerance--why should we? You certainly don't tolerate the gay lifestyle so why should I tolerate that defiance when I firmly believe it stands against basic human dignity and respect?

Yes, of course you have every right to be against gay marriage but you don't then have the right to shut people up who disagree with that view and see it as an antiquated, bigoted view of the world. You don't have a right to tell people that they can't get angry at you in response. You can control your discisions in life but not the consequences. So if you want respect then you need to dish it out too. Respect doesn't come from one side--you can't insult an entire segment of the population and the many who support them and then get offended when there is blowback at you. You judge all of us "sinners" every Sunday in your churches and throughout the week in your circle of friends and then you expect us to just sit on our hands and not speak up for ourselves? Bullshit in a chef's salad my friends.

Miss California wouldn't be in so much hot water if not for how she symbolizes the whining, hypocritical behavior of bigoted religious extremists in this country. They see queers as whipping boys and girls and get offended when any of us or our supporters decide to fight back. They get so much positive reinforcement for their hate in their Christ-Marts that they actually feel entitled to it in the real world.

Personally, I'm even more bothered by the Rick Warrens of the world, the preachers who make the big money and get the big numbers of followers. They play this same game, and the corporate media try to make everyone feel sorry for them, while having absolutely no compassion for the targets of their hypocrisy and hate.

If they taught basic logic courses in high schools and made them required, the fundamentalists wouldn't be able to get away with this nonsense. Of course, corporate interests wouldn't be able to get away with their nonsense either.

 

7 comments

  1. .
    You know, initially, I almost kinda felt sorry for her. Just one of those beauty queen moments. But then she got so self-righteous and "CHRISTIAN!!!" about it, I started to wonder if it all hadn't been a set up, to introduce here as an ideal crypto-Nazi spokesmodel.

    I think what her new sponsors are not getting is that most people are now hearing her comments as they hear those of all the other dopey beauty queens. She's helped to make the anti-gay-marriage position sound just plain stupid, even to people who were on the fence.

    So, maybe she is doing some good, after all.
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  3. Turn pimp, flatterer, quack, lawyer, parson, be chaplain to an atheist, or stallion to an old woman, anything but a poet; for a poet is worse, more servile, timorous and fawning than any I have named.

     
  4. two crows Says:
  5. I agree with Cosa about the 'dopey beauty queens'--
    all this nonsense about 'same' vs 'opposite' marriage makes me start believing every blond joke I've ever heard.

     
  6. Puma Says:
  7. The real hypocrisy is those people who are pretending the "defend marriage". Where the hell were they when no-fault-divorce/alimony laws started tearing families apart for the last 38 years?

    Read this New York Times thread (mainly the comments) to understand the state of heterosexual marriage today:

    http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/husbands-wives-and-hard-times/?apage=1#comments

    Heterosexual marriage is an injured and dying institution, thanks to the divorce law legislation passed in the 1970's. These conservatives didn't do ONE IOTA to stop this death. Now suddenly a few gay citizens want to get married, these morons all spring up into action like Knights Templar to the rescue. What the hell?

     
  8. Jimmy Says:
  9. Puma is absolutely right. If you want to 'protect' marriage, fight divorce, not the expansion of marriage. Myself, I would rather be united than married, as long as it is equal under the law.

     
  10. .
    Puma, you must be too young to remember when people could be trapped in a failed marriage forever. Believe me, the laws that made divorce do-able had nothing to do with the failure rate of marriages. They simply recognized the reality. Once people have reached the stage of seriously contemplating divorce, the marriage is over. Even then, it ain't easy.

    Anyone who is really concerned about the institution should work for universal single-payer national health care including mental health, public transportation that relieves the stress of commuting & taxiing kids around, affordable housing that doesn't cripple people with huge mortgages, equal pay for women, safe & affordable child care, and a higher standard of living for everyone. Economic stress is the number one cause of divorce.
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