The homosexual community is seeing red. Former President Clinton is blaming Kerry’s loss on the homosexual marriage issue. After an analysis of the vote in Pennsylvania, I’ve concluded that Bush would have won the Keystone state if Arlen Specter’s conservative primary opponent had been on the ballot. Many pro-life and anti-homosexual marriage voters did not turn out to vote because they despise Specter and were upset with Bush for supporting him over Pat Toomey. A Toomey win in the primary would have energized the conservative base. Toomey is the future of the Republican Party. He ought to run against Santorum. It was Santorum who supported Specter over Toomey.
We’re beginning to see the worldview of homosexuality unravel. Yes, there’s Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Will and Grace with a stereotypical homosexual character. But how many Americans are actually watching these shows? All in the Family was popular, but few people identified with Archie Bunker enough to turn him into a civil rights icon.
Most Americans are not bigots. Most Americans hate injustice. But they resent the fact that homosexuality is being portrayed as a civil rights issue. One argument for full civil rights for those practicing sodomy is that homosexuals are serving in the military. So are thieves, child molesters, and maybe even a murderer or two. Since when does a certain type of sexual practice qualify as a civil right?
Many in the black community resent the civil rights analogy. Blacks have been discriminated against because of the color of their skin not because of any particular behavior. Could their aversion to the homosexual lifestyle be the reason that George Bush saw his support increase among black voters?
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When a large cross section of voters turned out in droves to reject homosexual marriage initiatives, the homosexual community pulled its trump card—the liberally stacked courts. This, too, was resented by fair-minded Americans. What did we hear in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election? “Count every vote!” In the homosexual marriage debate, no one’s vote counts if a single judge decides to nullify the results on an election.
With a Bush second term, the lock on the courts is beginning to slip away. So before it’s too late, homosexuals are challenging the latest election results state by state. The ACLU and the homosexual advocacy group Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit in Fulton County (Georgia) Superior Court claiming that the anti-homosexual marriage amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters is unconstitutional because it didn’t give voters an option to vote on the legitimacy of domestic partnerships. All we want, say homosexual advocates, is to have legally binding relationships. Sounds fair. The ultimate goal, however, is to push for full homosexual rights, including marriage. Domestic partnerships today–homosexual marriage tomorrow. After this, anything is possible.
Jonathan Turley, professor of Law at George Washington Law School, says he personally detests polygamy, “yet if we yield to our impulse and single out one hated minority, the First Amendment becomes little more than hype and we become little more than hypocrites.” So where do we stop with this type of logic? I’m afraid to speculate.