Thursday, December 18, 2008

Leftward Insanity

If you are having trouble getting unsleepy in the morning, an article like this should wake you right up. Nothing like a cup of hot coffee and a case of frustration to get the blood going. Bottom line on this article is that the supporters of abortion and gay marriage are angry because President-elect Obama asked Rick Warren to pray. I especially like these gems from People for the American Way President Kathryn Kolbert told CNN she is "deeply disappointed" with the choice of Warren and said the powerful platform at the inauguration should instead have been given to someone who has consistent mainstream American values. Consistent mainstream American values? Hello? Hasn't the legalization of gay marriage failed on every single ballot including California? Who is mainstream again? And how about this one: There is no substantive difference between Rick Warren and James Dobson," Kolbert said. "The only difference is tone. His tone is moderate, but his ideas are radical. Rick Warren's social ideas are radical? He believes that marriage is between a man and woman and he is a radical? Wow.

Can anyone read this article and really believe that the left is interested in an equal voice for all? Would you, as a Christian, feel that your "values" would be respected by someone like Kathryn Kolbert?


One Salient Oversight said...

There's a few things to take into account here.

The first is that virtually all lefties see equal rights for homosexuals as being a civil rights issue. For them it is as important as allowing women to vote and the end of slavery. Thus anyone who, even on moral grounds, opposes them is part of the world denying others civil rights - hence the sense of outrage.

The second is that, when taking proposition 8 (marriage) out of the picture and looking at broad community beliefs, homosexuality is pretty much accepted by the majority of Americans. You can see the stats here. Given this broad acceptance, their specific fight to allow legally sanctioned marriage is quite logical.

Kevin Schaub said...

Gotta love the mainstream media to tell us what is mainstream!