Douglas Bailey (trystero) wrote,
Douglas Bailey

Really? Why not "teh IntarWEBS?"

Dear me... I'm reading the ruling from the California judge who overturned the state's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, and I'm entertained, frightened, and unsurprised (all at once!) at what the case revealed about some Prop 8 supporters:
Hak-Shing William Tam testified about his role in the Proposition 8 campaign. Tam spent substantial time, effort and resources campaigning for Proposition 8. Tam testified that he is the secretary of the America Return to God Prayer Movement, which operates the website encouraged voters to support Proposition 8 on grounds that homosexuals are twelve times more likely to molest children... and because Proposition 8 will cause states one-by-one to fall into Satan's hands...

Tam identified NARTH (the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) as the source of information about homosexuality, because he "believe[s] in what they say."
...and the best part:
Tam identified "the internet" as the source of information connecting same-sex marriage to polygamy and incest.
Well, gosh. I can't see how anyone could dispute his sources: I mean, if you Google same-sex marriage polygamy incest, I'm sure you'll get results...

Addendum: Discussing the testimony of another Prop 8 supporter, the ruling notes:
Blankenhorn's... opinion is that recognizing same-sex marriage will lead to the deinstitutionalization of marriage. [He] described deinstitutionalization as a process through which previously stable patterns and rules forming an institution (like marriage) slowly erode or change.

Blankenhorn identified several manifestations of deinstitutionalization: out-of-wedlock childbearing, rising divorce rates, the rise of non-marital cohabitation, increasing use of assistive reproductive technologies and marriage for same-sex couples.
You see it already, don't you?  :-)
To the extent Blankenhorn believes that same-sex marriage is both a cause and a symptom of deinstitutionalization, his opinion is tautological.
Tags: bizarretude, politics, sex
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