The General brings us up to date on who will be giving the opening prayer at the RN Convention.
It appears that Falwell, originally slated for the honor didn't hate homosexuals enough so they have gone to the single, childless Sheri Dew, (clearly a self-hating lesbian) who recently compared those who fail to oppose gay marriage to those who supported Hitler.
Now I certainly understand the misgivings people of good will can have on the issue of gay marriage and I think it is a failing of some on the left that do not understand this. But I also think we can all agree that comparing support for gay marriage with supporting a genocidal maniac is beyond the pale.
Here are excerpts from the recent speech by Ms. Dew:
Also, while I was peddling away, I found myself reading the latest edition of one of the nation's most popular news magazines. One of the major articles was about gay "marriage." There were several statements that stood out for me in a dramatic and terrifying way, but one of the most sobering features of the entire article was a picture of two handsome, young men, getting "married." What distressed me most was the fact that they were both holding an infant "daughter",twin girls they had adopted. I was, frankly, heartsick. What kind of chance do those girls have being raised in that kind of setting? What will their understanding of men and women, marriage and families be? Is there any chance that, as adults, they could expect to marry and enjoy a healthy relationship with a man, including rearing children together? In addition, there were alarming concepts about "family" presented throughout the article–concepts that even questioned the validity of heterosexual families.Atrios has more.
To say I found the entire article sobering would be a grand understatement. And I found myself thinking, Talk about influence. Imagine the influence of that one magazine in presenting ideas about the family that are totally in opposition to God’s plan and will for His Children.
Lining Up With Hitler or Against Him
This escalating situation reminds me of a statement of a World War II journalist by the name of Dorothy Thompson who wrote for the Saturday Evening Post in Europe during the pre-World War II years when Hitler was building up his armies and starting to take ground. In an address she delivered in Toronto in 1941 she said this: “Before this epic is over, every living human being will have chosen. Every living human being will have lined up with Hitler or against him. Every living human being either will have opposed this onslaught or supported it, for if he tries to make no choice that in itself will be a choice. If he takes no side, he is on Hitler’s side. If he does not act, that is an act—for Hitler.”
May I take the liberty of reading this statement again and changing just a few words, applying it to what I fear we face today? “Before this era is over, every living human being will have chosen. Every living human being will have lined up in support of the family or against it. Every living human being will have either opposed the onslaught against the family or supported it, for if he tries to make no choice that in itself will be a choice. If we do not act in behalf of the family, that is itself an act of opposition to the family.”
Finally, I want to remind people that gay adoption and gay marriage are not the same issue no matter how hard those opposing gay marriage speak of them as the same.
Being married does not automatically make any couple eligible for adoption. Ask any couple who has adopted. And conversely, being single does not automatically make anyone not eligible to adopt.
Adoption agencies and courts are obligated to consider "the best interest of the child" in any adoption and marriage is but one factor.
You should immediately mistrust the motives of anyone who suggests gay marriage and adoption are a part of the same issue. They are not.