Noted Square Dance Caller with Tribune Column Makes “Ignorant, Bitter, and Small Argument”
Eric Zorn carries more water than Gunga Din – he carried buckets for Rahm’s Garbage Grid and has strenuously liquefied the parched tongues of Civil Union advocates, abortion on demanders and now for immediate Gay Marriage in Illinois. Today, close on the heels of Rahm Emanuel’s latest nod to his money base and the Progressive zeitgeist tagging Gay Marriage as Priority Three, EZ barrels the basic human right meme:
All Illinois can do now is hop on the train of history. The trend lines show it’s about to roll over the obstinate states where legislators refuse to recognize the inevitability, if not the wisdom and justice, of same-sex couples getting the same rights to formalize their relationships that are enjoyed by opposite-sex couples.
The same rights? Even the United Nations does not view gay marriage as a human right, much less a requirement to equate Stonewall with Selma, or recalibrate homophobia to school-yard bullying. That is for the journalists and academic procrustean bullies to pound away at once the funding comes through from the usual sources.
The United Nations lays out basic humam rights and specifically sites marriage –
United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
The Civil Union Act, fogged as a Religious Freedom dodge by Greg Harris and company in the Illinois Legislature, immediately attacked Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities was bullied out of its service to children without families. Civil Unions just could not wait. Illinois got on the gay side of history and went to war on millions of Catholics. How about that?
No Catholic ever said outlaw homosexuals (LGBTQ) or gay culture. The opposite can not be said to be public knowlege.
Eric Zorn works the meme that Homosexual Marriage is a Basic Human Right. Marriage is and has been a social contract between men and women for as long as Homo Erectus put two syllables together, Will and Grace, Glee, Modern Family and Ellen DeGeneres notwithstanding.
Illinois is bankrupt, to paint with as broad a brush as Zorn the Scrivener, families and businesses are doing the Exodus from this Land of Progressive Pharaoh, school choice is unavailable to inner city and struggling rural families and our media do the bidding of Progressive PACS, academic eunuchs, and fiscal star gazers. Go Down, Moses!
Greg Harris armed with the fortunes of Henry Van Amerigen and Fred Eychaner, who wholly own a handsome portion of the Illinois legislators and the media in Illinois artfully bulled through the wildly misleading and divisive Religious Freedom and Civil Union Act, set the table for the Religious Freedom and Marriage Freedom Act, which was tucked away due to the Illinois fiscal collapse and the looming re- election of President Obama. He might be the 1st Gay President, but Barack wanted no rocks and hard places on his path.
The media and the elected officials who take the coin of the Pink Pharaohs argue the basic human right of sexual preference that can only be satisfied by the immediate recalibration of the meaning of Marriage.
One may argue one’s position, but do so with at least a wink to honesty. Gay Marriage will no doubt take effect in Illinois very soon, but let’s not pretend that it will not be the result of vast piles of cash paid out in bribe money to clueless at best and spineless at most politicians.
UPDATE – I guess I hurt Eric’s feelings:
ZORN REPLY — Let me cut you off there, Beth. That’s just Pat Hickey. More people would read his screeds if he wrote them with a Sharpie on a bathroom wall, which is where they belong. I’m not going to enable him by posting the link, though, as his arguments are ignorant, bitter and small. We don’t need that here, now, do we?
Ignorant, bitter and small arguments. Man I could be a Columnist!