Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lucia It's becoming dangerous to oppose same-sex marriage

Especially if you are the daughter of Sarah Palin.

The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin received vicious, hateful, and incendiary criticism – including death threats – after posting a blog registering her opposition to same-sex “marriage.”

She revealed the hatred she has endured in a follow-up post, “Hate in the Name of Love, Bullying in the Name of Tolerance,”  earlier this week.
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And in Australia, a doctor who signed a petition to the Government stating that children do better with a married mother and father has had to resign soon after his name became public knowledge from his job in the Human Rights Commission.
A board member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) has resigned less than 48 hours after Australian media reported that he had signed a submission supporting true marriage.

Professor Kuruvilla George, who is also Victoria’s deputy chief psychiatrist, signed a pro-marriage submission to a Senate inquiry on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 in March. (There are currently three bills to change the legal definition of marriage before Australian parliament, which are the subject of two separate inquiries).

When it was revealed on Sunday by various newspapers that Professor George had been one of a group of 150 medical professionals who submitted to the inquiry that “the evidence is clear that children who grow up in a family with a mother and father do better in all parameters than children without,” there were immediate calls for his resignation.

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Ironically, the submission that Professor George signed predicted that if the legal definition of marriage was changed, charges of hate-speech and vilification against those who support a child’s right to a biological mother and father would increase, and freedom of speech would be curtailed.

So, if the legal definition of marriage hasn't changed both in Australia and in Britain where an English blogger is already being persecuted by a government agency for supporting traditional marriage, this does not bode well for what will happen once the various states seek to enforce their new definition of marriage.  Same-sex marriage will create a more powerful state that will tell us what to think about marriage, and if we don't comply, it will punish us.  Ominous times.

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What is Marriage?
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Related links: Same-sex ‘marriage’ advocates threaten Bristol Palin and her family with death
Human Rights Commission member pressured into resigning after supporting traditional marriage

8 comment(s):

Andrei said...

It is called debate by shouting down your opponents and intimidating them into silence.

A sure sign that that the proponents of the measure have no compelling argument to make their case whereas the counter arguments hold water - and therefore must be suppressed.

Lucia Maria said...

Andrei,

Yep.

Psycho Milt said...

Good job we did away with the defence of provocation, so these unfortunates at least don't face the risk of being murdered by people who defend the charge on the basis that opposition to same-sex marriage provoked them...

Andrei said...

Yes PM wealthy parasitic gays should be able to prey upon vulnerable young men without fear of any consequences.

Psycho Milt said...

Are you figuring women should also be free to respond to unwanted sexual advances with murder? That would be a lot of corpses to bury every week...

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

I am appalled at the bullying shown at Bristol Palin, the Australian professor and Archbishop Cranmer.
It is high time that the etxremists on both sides of the debate calmed down.
I think one fair compromise would be this"
The state recognises gay marriage, but as private organistions, it is up to the individual churches to allow a blessing or ceremony within their hallowed walls.

Andrei said...

The state recognises gay marriage, but as private organistions, it is up to the individual churches to allow a blessing or ceremony within their hallowed walls.

How long d'ya think that "compromise" would last for Fairfacts?

About 2 minutes.

When homosexuality was decriminalized, which I supported and still support some claimed that it would lead to Gay marriage.

"Ho ho ho" the activists scoffed, that's absurd.

Then the compromise was "Civil Unions" and look how long it took before that wasn't good enough.

And anti discrimination laws have already been invoked to force marriages to take place on religious premises in both the USA and Canada.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Well, Andrei, I am sure the multi-culti crew would not want to impose it on mosques, much as I will be amused to see an iman conduct such a ceremony.
Thus, the churches should be safe.
I believe that is what is suggested/ planned for the UK.
Pleased to hear you supported legalisation in the 1980s.

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