Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Anti-gay marriage ads continue to convince me of the opposite

I believe I've mentioned before that there was a NOM ad which lamented that if gay marriage were legalized, "our children would be taught a new way of thinking" -- my response being, Awesome, that's exactly what I want for my son!

The Yes on Prop 1 assholes have now done a similar thing:

Fantastic! Yes, second-graders should be taught that romantic love can exist between people of the same gender as well as between people of the opposite gender. How can anyone think this is a bad thing?

I am thinking maybe it is because the bigots are unable to extricate same-sex attraction from the sexual aspect of it. When I see a husband and wife in public, I don't typically envision them having sex. That would be a little strange. I think this is true of most people. But maybe for the bigots, when they see two men in public, they immediately envision teh buttsex?

That's kinda creepy, but if true, it would explain the rationale behind this ad: I think I would agree that 2nd grade is too early to be learning about the mechanics of sex, whether it be heterosexual or homosexual, if for no other reason than because I think children of that age are unlikely to be able to make heads or tails of it. Perhaps that is the problem -- because these bigots have an immediate mental image of the mechanics whenever same-sex romantic attraction is mentioned, they assume that somehow their children will be exposed to the same mental image under those conditions?

Edit: BTW, No on 1 is soliciting donations to put together a rebuttal ad.


  1. Yep, I had essentially the same reaction as you did... I have to go pick up "King & King" for my kid! :) Seriously, at that age, nobody's thinking about sex. They're learning the definitions of the world -- literally, this is the definition of X word (skeleton, atmosphere, marriage). The homophobes are terrified that these young kids aren't being indoctrinated into their cult's particular brand of bigotry, or that they're being educated out of it before the parents have the chance to finish brainwashing them.

    Lauren Ipsum

  2. *facepalm*

    My first thoughts were, YAY FIRST CIRCUIT!!! I have to go look up that court case now...