Are Gay Marriage Opponents Irrational?

Jan 18, 2012 | Posted by: Politix Staff Ed | Full story: www.theatlantic.com

Politics Staff Feature

If you want to read a point-by-point rebuttal of Rick Santorum's anti-gay-marriage platform, look no further than Conor Friedersdorf's piece in today's Atlantic.

Among other things, Friedersdorf skewers Santorum for ignoring inconvenient historical facts:

"Marriage is, and has always been through human history, a union of a man and woman," [Santorum] writes, neglecting to mention the times when it has been the unions of a man and various women..."
"And did human history end in April 2001? That's when the Netherlands legalized gay marriage. Today gay marriage is legal in 10 countries."
Friedersdorf thinks social conservatives like Santorum are losing the debate - "and the support of America's next generation of voters."

Weigh in: Does Friedersdorf have it right - are gay marriage's opponents losing the debate?

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The days of Sodom and Gomorrah are returning.
Evil will be destroyed in the end
You mean right wing bigots will be annihilated?

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America is Not the Same wrote:
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Take this to the bank
Gays and Atheists WILL NOT destroy this country
May be Sheia Law should come to the US It's in the making
You are an official balloon-head.
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Irrational describes the disordered homosexuals who in the 1960's hijacked the word "gay" in an attempt to put a happy face on a perverted lifestyle, and the sexualy deviant acts they engage in which clearly go against the natural law.

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America is Not the Same wrote:
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Take this to the bank
Gays and Atheists WILL NOT destroy this country
May be Sheia Law should come to the US It's in the making
Of course gays & athiest won't destroy this country. We're going to make it BETTER than ever!!

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Topix is a extremely bias Liberal network. They are a network of over 15 Media outlets that have a special agenda.
If you notice most of the post that are put up are off the wall and Liberal bias and they attack Conservatives.
An underline movement that is happening in the US
Be a victim more ok?

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Ross wrote:
The nitwit writers on this site will do anything to deflect the attention away from odummy and the methods he is using to destroy this Country. One hot topic that should be discussed is odummy's rejection of the Keystone pipline. So what do these fiction writers choose to discuss....gay marriage. Who gives a shit about gay marriage?
In case you haven't been paying attention, the Republicans (you know, people like you who use the term obammy) are the ones who have been making it such a huge issue for years.

Abortion and gay marriage have been the yardstick the conservatives have used to determine who is and who isn't a RHINO for years.

As for "who gives a sh*t"?

Well dum dum you seem to since you took the time to comment.

I'll send you some cheese for your whine.

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<quoted text>Be a victim more ok?
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Irrational? Debatable.

Wrong? Definitely.

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The days of Sodom and Gomorrah are returning.
Evil will be destroyed in the end
And I bet you'll be thrilled. Then you will be able to find a cave, get drunk with your children and have sex with them.

After all, isn't that how that morality story ends in the Bible?

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If anyone wants a reasonable answer simply read the comments of the 1st two pages of this thread.

the answers are simple.
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DNF wrote:
<quoted text>And I bet you'll be thrilled. Then you will be able to find a cave, get drunk with your children and have sex with them.
After all, isn't that how that morality story ends in the Bible?
Sounds like you've been snortin' a little too much of that pixie dust, you fairy.

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Barbie the Caribou wrote:
Gay marriage is a hoax. Just another plan by the retarded politicians to give themselves even more. The queers are not only abnormal they are stupid.
Speaking of abnormal and stupid- you couldn't think of another posting name, or are you just a big fan?

LOL!!!

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Don't Care. Have bigger problems. Please go away.

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Don't you have some dietetic milk shake to make for fat Republicans, Blend Master?

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"Gay marriage is legal in ten countries".So what?There are 196 countries in the world.What gives those ten superiority in deciding whats right and wrong?Why are 186 countries wrong and those ten right?

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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How is tyring to obtain the same legal & financial protections for our families that opposite-sex couples have "irrational"?
That's it? That's all you've got?

How is your loaded diaper not entitled to government handouts? Is it because means-testing has determined that it's already loaded?

I say you should marry it anyway. And just imagine that brown-soaked mush fest you'll call your wedding night.

Till a peanut and an undigested arugula shard do you part. LMAO.

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Don't you have some dietetic milk shake to make for fat Republicans, Blend Master?
LOL!!
And this when your KGB handlers and former head-shrinking Kenyan witchdoctors just sent up smoke signals informing your pimpled, maggot-infested cottage-cheesed flabby commie ass that your Chebalynsk ghetto apartment is on fire and your roached comrades' lives are in danger.

What kind of ugly dark commie cockroach mama are you?
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And this when your KGB handlers and former head-shrinking Kenyan witchdoctors just sent up smoke signals informing your pimpled, maggot-infested cottage-cheesed flabby commie ass that your Chebalynsk ghetto apartment is on fire and your roached comrades' lives are in danger.
What kind of ugly dark commie cockroach mama are you?
The Obama kind !

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Otis B Driftwood wrote:
Irrational describes the disordered homosexuals who in the 1960's hijacked the word "gay" in an attempt to put a happy face on a perverted lifestyle, and the sexualy deviant acts they engage in which clearly go against the natural law.
Name one of those acts.
That always shuts you fundies up.

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Wartime VII wrote:
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And this when your KGB handlers and former head-shrinking Kenyan witchdoctors just sent up smoke signals informing your pimpled, maggot-infested cottage-cheesed flabby commie ass that your Chebalynsk ghetto apartment is on fire and your roached comrades' lives are in danger.
What kind of ugly dark commie cockroach mama are you?
You're really upset that you have a black president.
LOL @ you!

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