Like most organizations seeking donations in order to balance their financial accounts, the gay lobby, Human Rights Campaign, seeks to fire up the gay community and its supporters to contribute some more cash. The view most members are expected to share is that all members of the “right-wing” are bigots, destroyers of equality rights, and haters of gays.
Here are a few excerpts:
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may no longer be the law of the land, but the bigotry behind it is alive and well – in our schools, in our workplaces, and, perhaps most unfortunately, in the halls of Congress.
January will bring anti-gay leadership to the helm of the House of Representatives. The right-wing political machine – committed to destroying marriage equality everywhere – will be emboldened and aggressive.
We need your help to keep fighting back in 2011 and to protect our gains.
The million dollar question is how can anyone destroy what never existed–marriage equality? This is merely an extention of the same erroneous claim that gays are a naturally discrimiated-against minority requiring protection by special class rights. Because being gay is supposedly a inborn aspect of their nature, homosexual relations must also be natural. Consequently, marriage should also be a natural culmination of such relations.
The same counter-position still holds: Color, race, ethnicity, sex, and disability are all natural and inherent characteristics of biological and physiological human nature, but homosexuality is a chacateristic of sexual behavior. Sexual behavior is a biological given, but homosexual behavior is contrary to normative sexual relations among the different sexes. It is against nature and nature’s God, and therefore, it is against humanity.
The idea that gay consensual sex should be a constitutional right doesn’t add up either. No one can consent to being black, a woman, or blind at birth. People can consent to a law, to the proposition that the universe created itself, to doing violence to someone, having a doctor euthanasize themselves, or giving and receiving gifts. Consent lies in the domain of belief and behavior. Consent does not make a wrong right. Consent to wrong behavior is still wrong. All human behavior is relational in some way or another.