No gays allowed: RNC
What the deal with the Log Cabin Republicans
I know there are many freaks at the GOP convention.
But the Log Cabin Republicans seem to be the freakiest of them all. As I was eating a donut at the Tank, some of us bloggers were kicking the idea of these people around.
I don't get these people, I said, they don't seem to understand that the current GOP would put them on trains to Birkenau if they could.
They were having some party at the restaurant inside Bryant Park, imfamous for a brusing brawl between drunken firefighters and cops a few years back.
Now, Sheri Dew, some Mormon homophobe, is leading the invocation for the GOP convention. They actually found someone worse than Jerry Falwell.
Lining Up With Hitler or Against Him
This escalating situation reminds me of a statement of a World War II journalist by the name of Dorothy Thompson who wrote for the Saturday Evening Post in Europe during the pre-World War II years when Hitler was building up his armies and starting to take ground. In an address she delivered in Toronto in 1941 she said this: “Before this epic is over, every living human being will have chosen. Every living human being will have lined up with Hitler or against him. Every living human being either will have opposed this onslaught or supported it, for if he tries to make no choice that in itself will be a choice. If he takes no side, he is on Hitler’s side. If he does not act, that is an act—for Hitler.”
May I take the liberty of reading this statement again and changing just a few words, applying it to what I fear we face today? “Before this era is over, every living human being will have chosen. Every living human being will have lined up in support of the family or against it. Every living human being will have either opposed the onslaught against the family or supported it, for if he tries to make no choice that in itself will be a choice. If we do not act in behalf of the family, that is itself an act of opposition to the family.”
At first it may seem a bit extreme to imply a comparison between the atrocities of Hitler and what is happening in terms of contemporary threats against the family—but maybe not. I just turned 50 years old, and I have never married. That was not my intention, and it has not been my choice. When someone asks me why I have never married, the simple and truthful answer is that nobody has ever asked me. Nonetheless, when I speak about the family, I have a deep, profound and abiding belief that the family is absolutely ordained of God, that it is part of His plan for His children, that marriage is supposed to be between a male and a female, and that children deserve to be born to and raised by two parents, father and mother. That is the ideal.
I will say that because my life has not taken the traditional pattern which I expected and hoped for, that when I speak of the family, in addition to what I know is the divinely-appointed role of father and mother, I also include in my definition of family grandfathers and grandmothers, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, and so on, because I have a deep feeling that an extended family is crucial to the raising of children and to the bolstering of one another.
So if you support gay marriage, you are aligned with the greatest mass murderer of homosexuals in modern history?
What the fuck?
Hey, Log Cabin Republicans, the no faggots allowed sign is in neon. And Bush is leading the parade. Voting for him is like asking to be shoved into the ovens. He's already got his version of the Nuremburg Laws in Congress.
Hatefest 2004 begins at 10 AM.
posted by Steve @ 2:18:00 AM