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Tolerance… and the lack there of.

02 Aug

Maggie and NOM’s latest theme is to cast themselves as the victims of intolerance at the hands of gay activists. They are accusing gay activists of being unable to have a civil debate. Before I go further in this post, I’ll say this to Maggie and NOM.  You’re entitled to your own opinions. You’re not entitled to your own facts.

One of the big things that gets us so riled up Maggie is that you just make shit up for your debates. It’s impossible to have a civil debate with someone when that person can’t even get the basic background facts right.

Try having a civil debate with someone who’s logic sounds like “If she weighs as much as a duck, then she’s made of wood, and therefor, A WITCH!”

One of the things NOM and Maggie go on about is how marriage is “for the children”. We don’t disagree with this point. What we disagree with is that heterosexual marriage is the only way to raise children. Children can and are raised many different situations turn out well balanced and adjusted. Our own President Obama was raised mostly by his maternal grand parents….. like his politics or not, you can’t say that he hasn’t done well for himself.

NOM and Maggie appear to be trapped in some sort of binary universe. According to NOM, if gays are allowed to get married, suddenly marriage and child rearing would be unavailable to heterosexual couples.  …. If she weighs as much as a duck.

NOM and Maggie claim that their marriage fight is for the sake of making sure children have both a mom and a dad. Now lets get into some numbers here.  We have to be careful here because numbers confuse NOM. Assuming the percentage of gay people in the U.S. is 10% (any reduction in this number would only further my point, so don’t do it), That means there are around 35 million gay people living in the U.S.  Lets again assume that 50% of those are coupled in long term relationship (way high, but again reducing this number furthers my point). That means there are 875,000 same sex couples in the U.S…..   then she’s made of wood!

On those assumptions, those gay couples in a long term relationship would have to produce 2 children (via whatever non-adoptive method you can think of) per year, every year just to keep up with the 1.7 million births per year to unwed mothers in this country. In fact, assuming those 875,000 long term gay couples started producing 2 children per year (an absurd amount even for most straight couples) it would take nearly 25 years before gay couples to catch up to the 28.8 million children living in single parent households. So even if you hold that same sex, married, parents are some how not as good as opposite sex, married, parent (they’re really not), one must at least admit that two married parents is greater than one unmarried parent regardless of the genders of the parents…. and therefore?

So, clearly NOM and Maggie have some other agenda against gay people.  They shroud their hate of gays with “concern for the children”.  If NOM’s stated goal, making sure children have a mother and father, were actually true, they would be going after sex out of wedlock and trying to ban divorce.  That would put Maggie in a rather uncomfortable position because, she herself was an unwed mother.   .… a WITCH!

It’s not that gay activists are intolerant of other views, it’s that gay activists are intolerant of lies and Monty Python like logic. When someone continuously asserts that the only way to get the number 10 is by adding 3 + 4… eventually you have to raise your voice to try and correct them.