Ah, that blessed awwangement, the dweam within a dweam. Thanks to the N&O for covering this bigoted rally. It happened practically in my backyard, but I was busy – sitting in my car waiting for a tow truck – and missed it completely. I do like to know what enemies of liberty are up to, though, so I’m glad I could read all about it. I wonder why they think it’s okay to deny people their civil rights, but I bet it’s because approximately 75% are afflicted with the thorn of bigotry, while a quarter just don’t like change. Here’s the choicest part of the show:
David Gibbs III, a lawyer who in 2005 fought to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo on life support, told rally participants gay marriage would “open the door to unusual marriage in North Carolina.
‘Why not polygamy, or three or four spouses?’ Gibbs asked. ‘Maybe people will want to marry their pets or robots.'”
This guy supports rights for the brain-dead but not for gays and lesbians? That explains a lot! He isn’t much in the degeneracy department either. Marry a robot? ‘Blow-up doll’ works better there. And, how about “People will want to marry chickens, and they’ll be able to IN NORTH CAROLINA!” That’s a lot better and has a knowing reference to Larry Flynt, to boot. If you’re going to scare people, you ought to do it right.
The rally was sponsored by Return America and NC4Marriage. I can think of so, so many reasons anyone who is not a white, land-owning male would not want to return to colonial mores, while the use of the numeral 4 calls to mind The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. That can’t be intentional. A group called WallBuilders was also represented. I love that name, it’s concise – we’re building walls to keep certain people out. Very clear.
The concluding juxtaposition was most telling.
Sen. Jim Jacumin, a Republican representing Burke and Caldwell counties and one of the co-sponsors of the bill, read most of Genesis 2, the biblical passage in which woman is created out of Adam’s rib to be his ‘helper.’
Kim Cooley of Raleigh said she felt so passionate about the issue she just had to come.
‘We need to tell our government,’ she said, ‘the basic structure of society needs a biblical framework.'”
You better watch out, Kimmy, they’ll be coming for you next. If marriage is between one man and one woman, and she’s just the (not even hired) help, then what does she need property for? Or the right to vote? Or the right tempt people with her form and her hair. She don’t need all that. Git her a passel a babies and a burqa, and she’ll be busy the way God intended her to be. Our civil rights have evolved as our understanding of human rights, of humanity, and as our society and technology have evolved. I celebrate the changes that have come and those still to come. I especially look forward to the day when a bunch of reactionaries can’t tell me that my gay friends down the street are more of a threat to my marriage than some knocked-up teenagers with bad ideas.