Friday, October 01, 2004

How to Move Public Opinion Subtelty

This is the Reuters article: Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Fails in House

You being against gay marriage isn't about your views about marriage itself or the damage you think will be unleashed on society or anything else. It's about being against gays. Do you see the subtle shift?

If you don't approve and condone, you are against me. Now if a law was passed which called for rounding up gays and putting them in concentration camps or not allowing them to hold jobs, we could call that "anti-gay".

Would we call someone who wants to sepearte church completely from the government, even if we disagree with their reading of the First Amendment, anti-Christian? I wouldn't. Likewise, calling these initiative anti-gay does more harm to the debate than good.

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