Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Dejection Fills Maine Ballroom
After Marriage Vote

by John Curran - November 4th, 2009 - Associated Press

"I'm ready to start crying," said Burnett, a 58-year-old massage therapist, walking out of the ballroom with (her gay partner) Swanson at her side. "I don't understand what the fear is, why people are so afraid of this change.

"It hurts. It hurts personally," she said. "It's a personal rejection of us and our relationship, and I don't understand what the fear is."

With 87 percent of precincts reporting, gay-marriage foes had 53 percent of the vote in a referendum that asked Maine voters whether they wanted to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage that had passed the Legislature and was signed by Democratic Gov. John Baldacci.

"The institution of marriage has been preserved in Maine and across the nation," said Frank Schubert, the chief organizer for Stand for Marriage Maine, which lobbied for the repeal.

For the gay rights movement, which has gained a foothold in New England, it was a stinging defeat. Gay marriage has now lost in every state — 31 in all — in which it has been put to a popular vote.

The quotes above imply what the real problem is. Gays are determined to jam their sexual preferences down everyone's throats. They want to flaunt their sodomy in the face of society and say, "You can't disapprove!" They cannot accept that opposition is not based on "fear". It is based on a complete lack of sympathy for an attraction that only a very small minority understands.

It reminds me of the attitude of vegetarians. They are not just satisfied with not eating meat. Most vegetarians think their view should be jammed down everyone else's throat by making it the law of the land. When you have a weird view of the world, only by making society adjust can the weird feel normal. That is what gay marriage is all about. Forcing others to accept as normal an act that the average person rejects as bizarre.

It is unlikely to happen. Gay marriage may become the law of the land but it will never be accepted as normal. It is, as it used to be called, a queer idea, way out of the mainstream of thought. The queer may have gotten it renamed gay, but they have never gotten it tolerated as normal... and never will.


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