Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Fury of the Religious Right

As anyone who follows the news knows, the Vermont Legislature overrode the governor's veto of a bill legalising same-sex marriage, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, and New York's governor introduced a bill permitting marriage equality in that state--it looks like the Legislature may have the numbers to pass the bill.

The Religious Wrong, of course, isn't taking this lying down. No siree, they are already on the attack and have been since last week. First it was an television ad "The Coming Storm", which is essentially a pack of lies as to how marriage equality will negatively affect Christians...and also gives them the chance to play the victim card. Noiw there is an ad posted on YouTube picturing poor little Christian kids being forced to wear duct tape over their mouths and the evil teacher throwing the Bible in the trash. Needless to say, the little Christian kids revolt, pull the tape from their mouths and rescue the Bible. All this fuss because of the Day of Silence, which is basically a day of not speaking to protest how LGBT people have been--and often still are--silenced. No one is forcing anyone into participating, least of all school-age children.

I am so sick and tired of the lies of the Religious Wrong. They first try spreading lies about LGBTQ people and when that fails, they play the victim card. They claim persecution when, in essence, they have had control of the discourse on this subject for hundreds of years. Until recently, it has been a monologue as the punishments for speaking up and being out were severe. Now, gay people are being given a chance to speak and are beginning to be given the rights they should have had all along, and the fundies are crying. Cry me a river! LGBTQ people disturb the fundies' comfort zone--it makes them have to acknowledge that there are other realities out there-at least it should. But when denial and lying don't work, they resort to crying "Persecution."

Any of you fundies out there ever heard of "Thou shalt not bear false witness"? Hope you can justify yourself on Judgement Day, for "inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these, ye have done it unto Me."

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