I really should start giving out a weekly award for the most ridiculously hyperbolic rhetoric I come across. The hysterically overblown rhetoric from the anti-gay crowd alone would fill volumes. The latest example comes from Rick Pearcey, husband of Nancy Pearcey of the Discovery Institute, on their personal blog. After recounting how much he likes McDonald’s, he offers this mind-boggling reaction to that company having an executive on the board of a gay business group:
Not today, in light of reports that McDonald’s has decided, apparently, to declare war on my family. And to declare war on the civilization of liberty, independence, creativity, and humanity under God that my Dad fought for in World War II.
Good lord, could you be just a little bit more melodramatic? Declare war on your family? Rick, please…step down off the soapbox and take a deep breath….the Hamburgler is not going to break into your house and force your children to sodomize him. Ronald McDonald is not going to convince your son to fondle his sesame seed buns. Take a step back and realize how ridiculous you’re sounding.
“They’ve declared war on liberty and humanity! And my daddy fought and died for liberty and humanity!” Right. Any minute now, Grimace and Mayor McCheese are going to show up at the cemetary and piss on your father’s grave. Seriously – get a fucking grip.
Believe it or not, it actually gets worse:
For human beings, this is a matter of liberty under God — Why help finance groups that turn their backs on the Declaration of Independence, the Founding vision, and the living Creator who holds it all together?
Ah yes, that infamous “liberty under God”, which really means “no liberty based on my belief in a barbaric God who thinks gays should be put to death.” Because, you see, in order to have “liberty under God” we must destroy the liberty of homosexuals and punish them for being gay, throw them in prison. That’s the only way to have True Libertytm. And up is down. And black is white. And war is peace.
And then, of course, comes the obligatory dehumanization:
Maybe we’ll stop by Chick-Fil-A instead. It’s a little out of the way, but I hear they like families.
Real families — not ones made up by the ACLU last Tuesday.
Real Familiestm are a lot like Real Libertytm. Because families headed by gays can’t possibly be Real Families. Oh sure, they do all the same things other families do. They take their kids to school, they teach them how they should behave toward others, they put on the bandaids when the knee gets skinned, they comfort them when they have bad dreams, they celebrate their triumphs. But none of that matters. They’re not a Real Familytm because…well, because Rick Pearcey doesn’t like them. They’re Bad People. No fries for you!