Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fletch Co-opting "Civil Rights"



40 African-American political and religious leaders just got together on Martin Luther King's birthday to decry the Left's stealing co-opting of King's term "Civil Rights" for their own agendas, such as the push for homosexuality in society.
Of course, the mainstream media (who were given advance briefing of the event) largely ignored it, because it doesn't square with their ideology.

7 comment(s):

leftrightout said...

Yep, let's make the poofs sit at the buck of the bus, don't let them eat at our lunch counters and deny them the right to vote.

That'll larn 'em.

I.M Fletcher said...

LRO -

sit at the buck of the bus, don't let them eat at our lunch counters and deny them the right to vote.

THAT'S Civil Rights (as the pastor says in the video), "not men and women who have chosen a homosexual lifestyle and want to make their decision law"

The color of a person's skin is immutable. Being 'homosexual' is largely defined by your sexual conduct or actions.

It's not the same thing.

ZenTiger said...

There was this guy I knew who came out and declared he was a smoker. He then explained that he turned up at a hotel and they wouldn't let him smoke in a "no-smoking room". They wouldn't let him smoke on the bus (back or front) and they wouldn't let him smoke in the movie theatre (like the gold ol' days).

I said, that's discrimination, that is. Get used to it.

Some Liberal do-gooder though told him it was a foul and disgusting habit, and he should give it up.

He said he was born to smoke, and muttered something about there being a genetic disposition to smoke, cause his uncle was a smoker.

Instead he's going to the UN and asking for smoking to be a right, and he wants all smokers to receive the same rights and privileges of a married couple, and indeed, wants to stop being labelled "smoker" and use instead "a married man". I'm not quite sure what the leap of logic is there, but maybe he feels it is an important step to gaining social acceptance?

ZenTiger said...

/satire and /tongue-in-cheek, but I know people will take this flippancy oh so seriously. Yeah, I know, Sarah Palin jokes - good, anything remotely gay - bad.

ZenTiger said...

Thought I better listen to the clip...the old Civil Union debate...I suspect the effects of pragmatism and liberalism make the debate almost irrelevant, and we'll see civil unions being increasingly passed into law and increasingly seen as the same as marriage. Although the USA may prove the exception to the Western world, it will probably only delay not rebuff the changes (but good luck with Islam and acceptance of homosexuals marrying, let alone breathing)

The most appropriate response from the Christians I would think would be to go forth and conduct their own "Church" marriages, and overturn the statistics to show by example a life long committment to the institution and sacrament of marriage which yields happier and well formed families.

Muerk said...

"The most appropriate response from the Christians I would think would be to go forth and conduct their own "Church" marriages..."

I agree completely. I think we are in a mindset where by society will follow Christian norms of behavior but it clearly isn't so. How Catholicism views marriage and family is very different to how our society sees it. Divorce and remarriage, living together, defacto relationships, are all normal accepted practices. Gay marriage is only the logical extension of the contraceptive mentality where sex and reproduction stop being intertwined.

I think before Catholics reach out to non-Catholics we have to make sure that Catholics are living out God's will for marriage and family. I think Catholics are being formed by society and it does us no favors.

MK said...

"Of course, the mainstream media (who were given advance briefing of the event) largely ignored it, because it doesn't square with their ideology."

They'd also look pretty stupid when they call them racists.

"Yep, let's make the poofs sit at the buck of the bus, don't let them eat at our lunch counters and deny them the right to vote."

Be gone you nasty homophobic bigot.

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