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Manufacturing Consent
on Same Sex Marriage

American Thinker, by Doug Mainwaring

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Posted By:magnante, 2/18/2014 9:25:22 AM

During a week in which a massive snowstorm delivered a one-two punch to much of the nation, a tiny avalanche of rulings and calculated legislative maneuvers thundered down from courts and statehouses across the country. Kentucky: A judge ruled that the state must recognize same sex marriages from other states, even though Kentucky has a same sex marriage ban in place. Virginia: A judge overturned that state´s same sex marriage ban, which went undefended by the state´s new attorney general. New Mexico: The state´s attorney general has announced he will not defend his state´s prohibition on same sex marriage. Indiana: The State Senate, despite

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TexasRose, 2/18/2014 10:12:26 AM     (No. 9736898)

I believe what actually happened in Indiana is the legislatures changed the wording so it can´t be voted on this next time like people hoped. They took out a ban on civil unions, which might have doomed it in the long run. But, does it even matter if we vote? Some judge will overturn it anyway!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/18/2014 10:15:55 AM     (No. 9736903)

It really is nothing more than an extension of the Goebbels Principle - keep telling the same lie over and over again until people begin to accept it as truth. With PC, intimidation is added to the mix so that people will just go along with the big lie even if they don´t believe it themselves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/18/2014 10:16:25 AM     (No. 9736904)

Most important paragraph is the last:

This is a call to men and women to rise up to supplant the career politicians and media types who now dominate the national narrative. We can no longer remain silent. We need solid citizen legislators, citizen journalists, and citizen activists to step up to the plate and start filling positions at every level of government, to fill the blogosphere, the airwaves and opinion pages with authentic, pro-human, pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-liberty views. We need to wrest away the narrative from the radical, anti-humanist Left and put an end to the dull drumbeat, the one-note regressive samba, that dominates the media and juridical and legislative chambers today.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/18/2014 10:21:06 AM     (No. 9736915)

In keeping with Jonah Goldberg´s oh-so-prescient ´Tyranny of Cliches,´ the clear winner in the gay-marriage stakes on the left has been ´marriage equality.´

Shamelessly exploiting the average person´s tendency to seek an equitable (or fair - groan), this has become yet another verbal triphammer for the yammering lefties who are strangers to individual thought.

As usual, their anodyne phraseology is intended to mask a falsehood, for there is nothing ´equal´ about a real marriage and the fanciful construct offered up by militants.

It is analogous to comparing a dog and a giraffe and declaring them equal even when the differences are inherent and permanent. The giraffe will never bark.

They are, humorously and pathetically, reduced to the clinical-sounding ´partner,´ or referring to both parties as husband/husband or wife/wife, which is as confusing as it is redundant.

Even if you´re on the side of permanent legal recognition for homosexual couples, hijacking one institution does not qualify as equality. Had they called them ´love unions´ or some other as-yet-undetermined poetic title (these people are supposedly creative), there actually might be more acceptance and/or recognition of the concept if not the practice. In typical fashion, the biggest victims of this latest leftist wrecking ball aimed at the family and the destruction of civil society in favor of the state are the gays themselves. They believe someone is finally on their side. The fools.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/18/2014 12:58:25 PM     (No. 9737181)

Sure you can get married, just go to the North Pole and stay there!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/18/2014 8:59:26 PM     (No. 9737736)

The article is brilliant. I vote for a Must Read. It is not so much about the marriage debate as it about tactics for fighting the media and public political correctness propaganda.

We are all soldiers in an underground war.

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