Ken Blackwell Very Confused on Gays
I’d rather have dealt with a real problem, but in my pursuit of knowledge about deficits and presidential madness I find this idiocy. So, this guy Ken Blackwell, who I really don’t know who he is, has some article which purports to deal with the issue of gay marriage – http://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2013/03/06/president-obamas-drops-his-family-friendly-mask-n1526709 – only, it doesn’t. It deals with the problems of heterosexuals – and blames gay folks on these problems. It’s so intellectually absurd that it’s beyond dishonesty into wilful stupidity. Did the man really write this stuff? Let’s take a look at some of this:
Just four years ago, candidate Barack Obama said he believed that marriage was between a man and a woman. “And God is in the mix.” Who moved? – today, Obama believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, and God in is the mix. Seems not to have changed at all. Oh, he’s also somewhat aware now that God is in the mix with gay couples.
Say what you will about President Barack Obama’s policies, millions of Americans voted for the man in no small part because his family represents a much yearned-for ideal. How much happier Americans would be if all our children lived in a stable, loving, married family with a mom and a dad–like the Obama family. Many writers expressed the hope that having these real-life Huxtables in the White House would turn around many devastating pathologies in America’s cities–and in our rural areas, too.
Yes, the “devastating pathologies” exist. They’re rampant. They are heterosexual problems. Not a one is caused by or related to gay marriage, and no gay person causes these problems. Indeed, in most of the states there is no gay marriage and yet all these problems. And we’re not making babies, which in the Congressional defense of the law in question is the issue: gays don’t make babies ergo no marriage. That’s their simple case.
On the other hand, if the problems are here, as Blackwell well admits, they came first, then gay marriage won’t affect them – unless you are seriously contemplating that the 50% of the people not divorced now will now divorce. If you are sure that the 60% of the women who still have their babies in marriage (as compared to the 40% who don’t,) will now of a sudden stop getting married but keep having babies. Perhaps this is what Blackwell means? Hmm.
But that was then. Last week, President Obama dropped the family friendly mask. He sent his Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli up the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court with a simple message:
Dump Dads. Lose Moms.
There was no such message. Heterosexual families weren’t mentioned but in passing, and the issue is whether gay folks should be denied a simple legal regime,or have to continue to resort to complex legal regimes to affect what exists, gay couples. Couples that exist independently of what any heterosexual dad or mom might do, and they do so under commercial and contract laws, and multiple legal hoop jumping, raising the costs, but, recognizing the gay couples. Not one iota of the gay debate is about ditching dads unless you are of the bizarre belief that the hetero men will go gay, except to procreate with women they won’t marry. Again, what does a gay couple have to do with a mom and dad?
That’s because the Solicitor General speaks for the president. In the most august and formal way, it is this officer who carries the president’s deepest convictions to lay them before the nation’s High Court. What the Solicitor General actually said was this:
The Solicitor General also speaks for the gay tax payers who are being screwed by the law.
“As an initial matter, no sound basis exists for concluding that same-sex couples who have committed to marriage are anything other than fully capable of responsible parenting and child-rearing. To the contrary, many leading medical, psychological, and social-welfare organizations have issued policy statements opposing restrictions on gay and lesbian parenting based on their conclusion, supported by numerous scientific studies, that children raised by gay and lesbian parents are as likely to be well adjusted as children raised by heterosexual parents.”
“The weight of the scientific literature strongly supports the view that same-sex parents are just as capable as opposite-sex parents.”
Actually, the weight of scientific evidence proves no such thing. All the work of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (www.marri.org) shows that children do best in a family where mother and dad are married and where the family worships regularly.
No one is arguing that the very bestest situation is not the dad and mom married forever with biological kids. The ideal is the ideal. There’s no quibble. Then there’s the reality – the kids in these families that are not together are heterosexual parents. They are not gay parents. If the issue is that heterosexual parents need to be married to best tend their kids then it is a heterosexual issue. To the degree it is gay is that gay folks have adopted the kids that heterosexual parents will not tend. Why this Blackwell fellow is so dense on the matter is not clear. Perhaps it’s this:
As for children raised by two adults of the same sex, the most extensive study ever done was that of Dr. Mark Regnerus. Dr. Regnerus of the University of Texas conducted the largest, most rigorously controlled study in history. Here’s what the U.T. study found:
this latter one is the best debunking of the Regnerus study. And that Blackwell didn’t mention that so many people – oh, these links are the tip o’ the ‘berg – said flatly that the study is nonsense is amazing. He’s a reporter. Sure, quote your study, say you believe it, but then don’t forget to point out that everyone else is saying ‘not so fast.’
Here Blackwell quotes the “study” that has been attacked as mush by many people, and not just gay folks, but God in the mix heterosexual mom and dad folks. I’ll put the ellipsis here ….
Now this next bit is where I truly wonder at the abilities of Blackwell to think:
People around the world are amazed at the casual way some Americans are ready to dispense with mothers and fathers. In France, for example, a young pro-marriage spokesman joined the nearly 800,000 impassioned defenders of marriage who turned out in Paris on Jan. 13th. This young spokesman–Xavier Bongibault–said “everyone needs a mother and a father. It’s only natural.” It is natural. And this young demonstrator is gay.
Who this “young spokesman” is speaking for I have no idea. He’s certainly no gay leader, we have none. He speaks for he. He’s “young” who knows what he said to who in French that got mangled before it reached Blackwell of the Beltway? Where does the press find these people? 800,000 people he find one young man who claims he’s gay and against marriage, what are the odds? Odd, yes?
Meanwhile, the man is utterly unaware apparently that all over the world there are gay pride and gay marriage marches and requests. In every country there are gay folks. There’s even gay marriage in something like 20 countries now. And this guy thinks it’s some American issue? Really? Out of the 800,000 “impassioned defenders of marriage” ½ were said to be Muslims out to outlaw gays and Jews and impose Sharia law on women and marriage while they’re at it. Fine fellows. Why not just quote favorably Russia’s new “no gays talk” law?
Meanwhile, how many of these marchers for tradition have mistresses, second wives, abandoned kids, abortions under their belt – what, these people are pure as Jesus? Give me a break. They’re not defending marriage, they are saying that gay couples are attacking marriage for merely existing.
Yes, existence alone of gay couples is the attack. Even worse, really, it’s recognition of gay couples that’s the attack. For the gay couples exist – you know it – you admit it – but by admitting it you claim it attacks marriage. That’s just weird. But, there’s nothing else to it. Again, unless you believe a nice word about gays makes everyone want to be gay. That’s too stupid, say it ain’t so Mr. Blackwell.
He understands what the Obama administration refuses to acknowledge: Children need their mothers and fathers. It is their natural right. We can go as far back as 1790 and Edmund Burke and the French Revolution to see confirmation of this. The Rights of Man, wrote the great Irish philosopher and parliamentary leader, include the right to “the inheritance of our parents and the consolations of religion.”
No one is handing over the kids to the gays. Kids will be with their moms and dads if their moms and dads don’t join the hordes in divorce and shacking up. What heterosexuals do is not affected by gay folks actions. The idea is ludicrous. Still, Blackwell holds it. Weird dude.
The Obama administration is casting all that away. President Obama promised to “fundamentally transform America.” Few then realized he meant it. Abolishing marriage is what he is doing. Not changing. Not expanding. More than re-defining marriage, he is abolishing it.
No one is abolishing marriage – that’s just idiotic. Marriage will now just maybe include a few gay folks. All the marriage industry will continue, the cakes be made, the halls decorated. Why, I’m going to a June wedding in my family this very year, my niece is marrying her high school beau, a fine lad. A few months after that my nephew gets married to a fine gal. What on earth is Blackwell talking about?
Pat Moynihan was a liberal, but a sensible liberal. His was a voice crying in the wilderness when he expressed his alarm for the black family when the out-of-wedlock birthrate rose to 24%. That was 1965. Now, the out-of-wedlock birthrate for the entire country is 42%. Moynihan was right.
Now, this above line is the killer – “OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHRATE” – oh, I had to give that emphasis. Would Mr. Blackwell kindly inform me what gay folks have to do with the “OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHRATE”? What on earth did we do to add to the “OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHRATE” problem? What, are we impregnating girls in between the gay agenda to abolish marriage? The BLAG and every other anti-gay groups
You know, sir, I don’t care if you don’t like gay folks. I don’t give a rat’s tuckus if you wake up sweating from it every day. But the mindless stupidity of blaming gay folks existence on “OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHRATE” is just beyond the pale. Egad you idiot.
“What’s the use of being Irish,” Pat Moynihan said when President Kennedy was killed, “if you don’t know the world will break your heart.” Now, we are all Irish. The world is breaking our hearts. And President Obama is breaking our hearths
Oh, I’m sorry, are gay people breaking your hearth? For even if Obama was a stupid as you on this issue, as he was, we’d still be in the courts and we’d still win. Egad, you are just moronic and nasty.
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