More From the Mental Dark Ages: Interracial vs Gay Marriage
Over at Mediaite.com there’s a post [link] that attempts to cast gay marriage opponents in a ridiculous light by equating them with people who opposed interracial marriage in the past. The idea is that since people said things objecting to interracial marriage that are obviously wrong, and people make the same sounding arguments against gay marriage, they too must be wrong.
The problem with their argument is, as usual, logic:
- Frank makes argument X about subject A
- It turns out argument X doesn’t hold up when applied A
- Later Bob makes argument X about Subject B
- Whether or not the argument, X, holds up in this case doesn’t depend on X…it depends on whether A and B are the same.
The post over at Mediaite fixates on how the arguments are similar but ignores the obvious: Sex and Race are two different things. Sex implies desire, behavior, and natural function. Race is all physical appearance.
Therefore, just because the arguments sound the same, or even are the same is irrelevant. The question is do they apply in this particular case? The writer never comes close to rationality, but ends with an appeal to fear:
Don’t deny it. For every single one of these quotes you could easily switch out intermarriage for same-sex marriage, and vice versa. Just as how most people no longer regard interracial marriage as unseemly and revolting, most will eventually cease viewing homosexual relationships in such a negative light. The times are a-changin’, and the likes of the Family Research Council, National Organization for Marriage, American Family Association, and Fox’s Todd Starnes’ views on homosexual relationships will meet up with anti-miscegenation beliefs on the dust-bin of history.
Essentially the writer’s argument boils down to: “Agree with me or you’ll look stupid when history is written!” Or to be more precise: “When the progressives write history they’ll make you look stupid!”
And unfortunately, this is what passes for “enlightenment” for leftists.