Wednesday, August 18, 2010

That's Our Maggie!

Maggie Gallagher is described as a writer and commentator. She has a syndicated column; she has five published books; she has an exalted office. For the past 15 years she's been president of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy. Maggie is a social conservative, a Catholic, and if you did not know she was from Oregon, you could swear she was from Oklahoma. Here, without comment or adornment, are ten quotes from this font of knowledge that I found at this website.
  1. It is not discrimination to treat different things differently.
  2. We're here, we're not queer. Get used to it!
  3. Ideas have consequences. This is what "marriage equality" means.
  4. Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement.
  5. Same-sex marriage is going to lead to a fundamental redefinition--not only of marriage but of religious liberty and citizenship.
  6. Gay marriage is not primarily about marriage. It's also not about Adam and Steve interpersonal practical legal needs. It is about inserting into the law the principle that "gay is the new black" – that sexual orientation should be treated exactly the same way we treat race in law and culture.
  7. Public schools, when they teach about marriage, are going to teach your children and grandchildren that your views about marriage are discarded relics of ancient bigotry.
  8. Black America knows better than anyone else the high price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults.
  9. Gay-marriage advocates hope to use the law to reshape the culture in exactly the same way that the law was used to reshape the culture of the old racist South.
  10. Democratic forms of government of vulnerable to mass prejudice, so-called tyranny of the majority.
If any of you out there can make any sense of this, please drop me a line.
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