Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Stop Trying to Erase People... You Lost

He said...

"How, then, am I not opposed to gay marriage? On the same basis that I'm not opposed to unicorns, pixies, or zombies. They do not exist."

They do not exist.

Thus, spake Hate.

To deny someone's very existence... the very existence of a loving married couple, as if they were nothing... This is the speech of the Enemy. This is the speech of Hate. This is the speech of the Oppressor.

It's one thing to say, “I really hate what you are doing there... that thing that YOU THINK is good, but is really (in my opinion) bad... I hate that...”

That would be arrogant and presumptuous, perhaps, especially if speaking about something as beautiful as marriage... as wonderful as two people committing together in love to form a new family. But you can understand that as at least possibly coming from a place of good intentions (whether paving the way to hell or not).

But “You do not exist.”

Your marriage does not exist.

Your family, your children, they do not exist. They are nothing but evil and a casting aside of all that is holy...

That is a whole other level of ugly, of danger, of threat, of oppression.

People need to embrace a bit of humility before the speak, before they write. If nothing else, consider how evil you present yourself when you announce publicly, “That person's marriage does not exist.”

This is the problem with the human tradition of conservative evangelicalism/fundamentalism today. They have embraced evil and arrogant ideas and a level of Pharisaism that is startling in its utter wrong-ness and danger.

And they have called this evil, “good...” and are amazed when people reject their views as at best, a pathetic, senile old irrelevancy and, at worst, a dangerous threat.

For my dear married friends, gay and straight and otherwise, you DO exist. These people who'd say otherwise are sad relics of an oppressive past and they are on their way out, dying out from a lack of reason and compassion. Believe it.


Feodor said...

Well said, Dan. Their moral corruption is pretty much absolute.

These guys aren't going to get how this exposes their brutality and that of the people like them, but...

While you can buy 7 assault rifles at Walmarts, you can only buy 1 box of Sudafed.

"Does this mean I need a prescription from my doctor to buy pseudoephedrine?

No. The Act allows for the sale of pseudoephedrine only from locked cabinets or behind the counter. The law:

limits the monthly amount any individual could purchase
requires individuals to present photo identification to purchase such medications
requires retailers to keep personal information about these customers for at least two years after the purchase of these medicines.
When will this law take effect?

This law becomes effective September 30, 2006.

Does the requirements of this law affect combination products, or just products that contain pure pseudoephedrine?

The requirements of this law will affect all products that contain ingredients pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, and ephedrine.

Feodor said...

I love how Craig blithely demonstrates that he has zero capacity to grasp the moral of anything.

He zealously elides (that’s a real word, Craig) the insane inhumanity that a sinus medication is regulated to the nth degree while assault weapons are easily and repeatedly bought.

And Wal-Mart only stopped selling assault weapons in 2015. They still sell ammo for those 100 round magazines, though.

Feodor said...

Toni Morrison talks about Craig and Marshal and Stan and the others.

Feodor said...

Craig thinks our greatest writer has nothing to say. She’s a black woman.

Feodor said...

He’s illegitimate.

“Every El Paso mass shooting patient being treated at a local hospital refused to meet with Donald Trump when he visited, a spokesperson for the facility has said.”

Feodor said...

“Terrible things are happening outside. At any time of night and day, poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes. They’re allowed to take only a knapsack and a little cash with them, and even then, they’re robbed of these possessions on the way. Families are torn apart; men, women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find that their parents have disappeared.”

Anne Frank
Jan 13, 1943