Thanks to Timothy Sandefur for providing the link, and a thorough critique, of the absolutely mind-boggling stupidity contained in this essay by Tamara Wilhite, entitled Gay Marriage and Terrorism. It’s on a site called bushcountry.org that claims to be “promoting the ideals of conservatism”. Mrs. Wilhite says that by rejecting the Federal Marriage Amendment we “play into the hands” of the terrorists. Why? I’ll let her explain:
Not only do we allow our women to go unveiled. Not only do we allow our daughters to have sex outside of marriage. Not only do we allow abortion. Not only do we allow women equal rights. We dare to allow homosexuality to exist.
In Muslim countries, the punishment for homosexuality ranges from death to a long prison sentence. Mohammed’s word was for homosexuals to be executed. Not only do we allow homosexuals to exist. Not only don’t we allow them to live, we tolerate them living in the open. They can be seen in public office and public broadcasting. Now, worst of all, we are granting them equal parity in the law with heterosexual couples. If that is not giving the green light to sin, then neither is Madonna dancing around in the near nude provocative.
We don’t stop lesbians from making children. Our courts are slowing giving homosexuals equal adoption rights to children. Now we are unwilling to say that two men or two women married in a civil ceremony are not equal to the natural pairing of man to woman. We have just given the signal that we are the Sodom and Gomorrah cesspool they accuse us of being. All with Kerry and the other Democrats’ support.
Yes, of course. Terrorists bomb us because John Kerry and the Democrats won’t emulate the terrorists and remove the right of homosexuals to exist. The best way to defeat the terrorists, you see, is to beat them to the punch and become just like them. And that, naturally, is why you should vote for Bush. And if you find this argument even a tiny bit reasonable, then you are likely every bit as stupid as Tamara Wilhite.
Update: Okay, I rooted around that site a little more and I may have to apologize to Tamara Wilhite. Why? Because Jen Shroder, another writer for that site and the founder of an organization called Blessed Cause, makes her look like Socrates by comparison. Her article, entitled Senators Defy Marriage Amendment: America’s Taliban Tyranny, sees Wilhite’s stupidity and raises it astronomically. Just look at some of these pearls of wisdom:
California government has mutated to a perverse form of the Taliban leading the nation to a Caliban, led by Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein who have completely ignored the will of the people to impose their own agendas and argue for gay marriage…
“Pluralism” is a hate religion dedicated to eradicating the fundamental beliefs of Judeo-Christianity and all real faith. In their own words, Harvard, Stanford and Yale professors:
1. claim to “defeat Christian exclusivism” (the belief that Christ is the only way);
2. demand that Christian exclusivists prove their religious beliefs or relinquish them;
3. admit the impact of pluralism can “significantly reduce levels of confidence in the truth of certain beliefs” and precipitate belief abandonment, (diminish faith);
4. develop formulations to determine whether Christians are “rational.” (Thus begins the argument that real faith is a diagnosable mental disorder).
5. provide a definition of pluralism that meets the legal criteria of religion and are thus in violation of the Establishment Clause.
Will our sons and daughters be asked to fight for a country that teaches its children that there is no God? That FORCES gay recruitment upon them? Our “freedom” is being ripped away by today’s legislators and senators. Our only recourse is to study how our so-called representatives vote in this Amendment proposal. Any vote against the Amendment is a vote for Caliban tyranny.
Wow. Double wow. I see it so clearly now. It is Taliban-like tyranny if people like Shroder are not allowed to impose precisely the kind of anti-gay laws that the Taliban imposed in Afghanistan. I’m sure there’s some alternate universe in which this is not an abysmally idiotic argument, but I don’t think I want to visit there any time soon.