The March 11 Point of View “The dressed up bigotry of SB2” displayed a double standard when it comes to the people’s will. It claimed, without any factual basis, that public opinion now favors gay marriage.
Apparently it’s OK if the public supports it, but people are homophobic and bigoted when they oppose it, as shown by the passage of Amendment One with over 60 percent of the vote and the near universal rejection of same-sex “marriage” around the world.
The claim of endless chasing around the courthouse to find a magistrate to perform a ceremony is equally baseless. Marriage ceremonies don’t just happen; they are planned. And a quick phone call can easily verify that the right official is available.
How soon some forget. Only three years ago President Obama was against gay “marriage.” He made it clear when he changed his mind that there were people of good conscience on either side of the debate. But now it’s no longer allowed to be a debate. The shrill sounds of hyperbole and hysteria have replaced discussion. And those who support diversity in all walks of life and lifestyles are the least supportive of diversity of thought and honest debate. Every opponent becomes a homophobe.
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Mark E. Sullivan