Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MN For Marriage has gone over the deep end

By an accident of birth I am a registered republican.  I went to a Caucus in 2008, voted for Huckabee in the primaries, and as a result got on every republican mailing list in Minnesota.  Now I've ended up on a new one: Minnesota for Marriage.

For those of you who don't know, Minnesota is putting a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November that will read

"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?"
For More Details on the Amendment Click Here

Unlike past attempts at an amendment, this one potentially leaves civil unions up for grabs so it actually made it to the ballot.  And right now it looks like it has a very good chance of passing.

This imbalance is due in no small part to groups like Minnesota for Marriage.  The GOP has a major advantage over the Dems went it comes to mobilizing the base, and MN for Marriage has made good on that edge with a series of videos called Marriage Minute.

Here is one scary example, where they list the "terrible" social consequences of legalizing same sex marriage in Canada.

Here are some choice quotes of the negative consequences they see:

1:07 "Marriage commissioners have been ordered by the human rights commission to perform same sex marriages or be fired."  

1:14 "The Toronto school board has decreed that parents have no right to remove their children from instruction about homosexuality because of religious objections.  The board considers it 'Human Rights education' and has adopted an 'equity curriculum' called 'Challenging homophobia and Heterosexism' 
Not content with imposing its 'homosexualist equity' and 'inclusive education strategy' in public schools, the government of Ontario is demanding that catholic schools comply with its 'equity policy'.  A government official said 'implementing homosexual clubs is not a choice'."

1:52 "Junior kindergarten classes teach four-year-old children about gay marriage.  Teachers instruct children using the book 'Mom and Mom are getting Married'.  Parents have no right to opt children out of this instruction.  Students are also encouraged to question their gender identity with books such as 'Are you a boy or a girl?'

2:27 "The marriage protection amendment will help to prevent these kinds of consequences here in Minnesota."

Oh No! Our children are being taught about "equality" and to challenge "homophobia" and "heterosexism".  When will the cruelty end? The next thing you know we won't be even be allowed to discriminate against homosexuals at all!

If you don't see that last statement as dripping with sarcasm, thank you for demonstrating Poe's Law and please stay home November 6.  Remember, if you vote your only choices will be a Mormon or a Muslim, and you don't want that do you?

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