But we want iiiiiiiiiiit! /cry

I hear this type of reasoning all the time from people opposing gay rights.

No surprise, but horribly dangerous. So-called gay “marriage” was rejected in all 31 states where the people got to vote! So the gay-rights groups, so far, are carrying the day by doing an end-run around the people, taking their case to the courts, coercing corporations, and now law firms, and finding a willing accomplice to their un-democratic schemes in the White House.

What would we think of the racist who said the following…

No surprise, but horribly dangerous. So-called interracial “marriage” was rejected in all 31 states where the people got to vote! So the civil-rights groups, so far, are carrying the day by doing an end-run around the people, taking their case to the courts, coercing corporations, and now law firms, and finding a willing accomplice to their un-democratic schemes in the White House.

Or insert whatever barbaric idea you feel like. The whole point is that it’s not constitutional merely because most people want it. That’s why the courts were created (along with the Bill of Rights and similar documents) – to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. If the majority wanted homosexuals incinerated and voted on it, the courts would still deem that decision illegal in accordance with our constitution. Human rights..sorry if that doesn’t mix with your religion of love.

Leave it to religion to want mob rule.

  • Dragonfighter

    A shallow and pointless argument! If all people who are not gay are religious, your argument might have force. But that's not the case of course. YES, you can find idiots in religious circles (plenty of them) but you can find plenty of idiots in atheism too!
    Just because they are arguing a point they do not understand, with methods that don't carry strength of logic, doesn't mean they are the spokespersons for "religion of love" finger pointing, anymore than rapists are spokespersons for atheism's finger pointing. I share your frustration with idiotic arguments, but you just made one yourself.

  • Dragonfighter

    By the way, coercion is not something you should be defending. If they have a legal argument then they should use it, but to use coercion is tantamount to admitting your case is weak or that you believe in bullying as a way of legislating.. kind of what your case is complaining against.

  • gwen

    Aww heck that's an easy one…..just insert slavery instead of gay marriage… or, the woman's right to vote..