“The opponents (of same-sex marriage) have no case other than ignorance and misconception and prejudice.”
So writes Richard Cohen in his celebratory column about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s role in legalizing gay marriage in New York state.
Now, given that no nation in 20 centuries of Christendom legalized homosexual marriage, and, in this century, majorities in all 31 states where it has been on the ballot have rejected it, Cohen is pretty much saying that, since the time of Christ, Western history has been an endless Dark Age dominated by moral ignoramuses and bigots.
Really, Pat, you think that’s what he’s saying? Because that is not how I read it. That’s like one person claiming that smoking is bad for you and another person saying, “well, my granddad smoked three packs a day, so now you are calling him an ignorant asshole?” Nope. Not at all. The ridiculouslness of the leap you just took would be admirable if it wasn’t so insane.
Also, the “people have always done it this way!” is the last refuge of a desperate debate. See: womens’ suffrage, civil rights, et al.
You’ll want to read that whole article if you feel like getting your rage on. I wish we could boot this guy out of the country.