Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Focus on Family's Twisted Notions

They really, honestly do believe that liberals are naked hedonists with no limits or self control who want to have sex with everything. This from Tom Minnery of FOF, via Colorado Confidential,
Minnery added that the public's outraged reaction to the incident "indicates that as a society we do understand there are limits to 'tolerance' of our culture's anything-goes view of sexuality."

"If any lasting cultural good could come out of this awful incident," he added, "it would be Americans discarding the politically correct notion fed to us by those on the left that obscenity is just another form of free speech."

So the fear that gay marriage would lead to marriage to box turtles and horses is an actual fear, not just political rhetoric. They actually believe this stuff, most likely because they need to be protected from themselves, as Mark Foley and Dennis Hastert have proven. They would marry box turtles and horses if it were publicly allowed and the Dennis Hasterts looked the other way.

But that doesn't bother me so much as the fact that Minnery chastises us for making this issue "political," and then he makes it political to suit his own purpose.
"... it's sad that so much of the dialogue today is so political in nature," Minnery said.

"... Americans discarding the politically correct notion fed to us by those on the left that obscenity is just another form of free speech."

If you're opposed to the politicization of this issue, then don't politicize it.

But even more annoying is this part,
"Those truly interested in protecting children from online predators should spend less time calling for Speaker Hastert to step down, and more time demanding that the Justice Department enforce existing laws that would limit the proliferation of the kind of filth that leads grown men to think it's perfectly OK to send lurid e-mails to 16-year-old boys."

when Speaker Hastert spent several years doing nothing within his power to help the Justice Department enforce its existing laws against a grown man stalking 16-year-old boys via email because it might disrupt Republican political machinations.

How honest are you when you cover up the failings of your own agents in Congress for a very specific problem while blaming the opposing political party for a general viewpoint difference which your own agents in the Congress don't even share? Hello?!? The people who "agree" with you are the people who are failing you! Get a clue. You're being used as badly as you are using them.

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