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Gaypocalypse Now

Posted by Rick · March 5th, 2004 · 5 Comments

I’m going to probably go (mostly) silent this weekend. A second Property Law mid-term looms Monday. For now, enjoy this article sent by Bob Marcotte, one of about three Great Givers of All That is Blogworthy who together send me stuff weekly to stoke the fires here.

“Horrors bled into the streets, terrorists were spawned by thousands, presidents openly lied so as to lead a nation into bloody violent unwinnable wars, thousands of Catholic priests sexually molested tens of thousands of children over a 50-year period without the slightest punishment, the environment teetered on the brink due to heartless government rollbacks as air quality and water quality and food sources were ravaged in the name of corporate profiteering, the economy crumbled like Jenna Bush after her 10th beer bong as hate and fear and bogus Orange Alerts ruled the land.

Oh wait. That was all before the same-sex-marriage thing. My bad.

Absurd, you say; funny, but absurd.

JodyW, a social worker writing over at Naked Writing, gives a chilling account — a near-death experience, if you will — of what’s actually happening in heterosexual marriages today.

[O]ver and over again, from pulpits to blogs, to opinion pages, to street corners, [it’s being said] that gay people are trying to bring down families by seeking legal recognition for their own. My caseload hasn’t gone up since San Francisco staged its civil disobedience, nor have the hidden horrors I’ve discovered in messed up families gotten worse since the SCOTUS handed down their rulings. Gay people, gay families, have nothing to do with the pain and problems of heterosexual families. They don’t take away from the scant social services monies available for family care, nor the lack of adequate police resources, nor school deficiencies, nor access to preventive and protective health and medical systems. In short, blaming gay folk for these problems is a bogus argument, one that isn’t grounded in the reality of this world. It is rather a sales tool, offered by people scared of change, seeking any reason, any justification, to hold on to a world that never really existed.

My big fear is that Bush’s continued acts vis-à-vis the rest of the world will actually bring about the hail of missiles and our “g-dlessness” in not wishing to behave like so many other accidental Christians, endorsing hate and bigotry by legal means, kowtowing to Corporations that love us as consumers all the while offshoring our jobs, in believing that heterosexual marriages can go to crap all on their own without any help from disinterested gays, will take the blame.

On the other hand, for those who long for the good old days, it will be great. We can have human sacrifices in the streets again and cower in fear and wonder whenever there’s a lightning storm.

Categories: Social Issues


5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bob // Mar 5, 2004 at 8:42 am

    Some points to ponder ….

    1 – “I?m going to probably go (mostly) silent this weekend…”

    Those of us who know you realize this is an impossibility.

    2 – “….one of about three Great Givers of All That is Blogworthy who together send me stuff weekly to stoke the fires here.”

    Hmmm….a trinity of Great Givers ….and people say there is no God ….(just kidding folks, keep your emails, we’re just having some fun here).

    3 – “Religion, Christianity in particular, is pass?…..But Hollywood dominates American culture. Religion is old fashioned. Having kids out of marriage is chic. ”

    The above quotes come from another opinion piece from the same source as inspired this blog entry.

    The link:

    The question that is begging to be asked here is are we seeing an actual cultural change in the 21st century (i.e. gay marriages, property rights, etc) or is this simply chic, the morals of the moment as decided by Hollywood (the prominance of homosexuality in movies, cable and entertainers)?

    Like Paris Hilton, will being homosexual ever go out of vogue, especially in Hollywood?

    Another question to be asked is , assuming that this is cultural change, will there ever be a time when both sides can coincide respectfully?

  • 2 No One // Mar 5, 2004 at 6:22 pm

    Bob, you’ve hit the nail on the head when you said:

    “Those of us who know you realize this is an impossibility.”

    Come h*ll or highwater or property law midterms, Rick cannot help but write.

    It’s a gift, and a curse, and maybe even a cursed gift… but he bears the burden well.

  • 3 Rick // Mar 5, 2004 at 9:27 pm

    You two are soooooo inspirational that I almost hate to post my next (already written) blog entry responding to a recent emailer about a previous post. 😉

  • 4 No One // Mar 5, 2004 at 11:15 pm

    … Which is a good thing because it is chock full of inaccuracies regarding the contents of the e-mail (which I would hope you will correct)… and while it certainly does address historical same sex references in semi-religious contexts, those are not references to “marriage” per se. I’m suuuure (positive in fact) that you will locate some somewhere, but the blog entry (that as of yet remains mercifully unposted) does not yet contain them… 🙂

  • 5 Rick // Mar 6, 2004 at 1:18 am

    Am I correctly understanding that you’re attacking a blog entry I haven’t even posted yet?

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