Sunday, October 26, 2008

Same-Sex Marriage vs. Civil Rights

This portion of a fantastic article (link below) makes it clear the difference between same-sex marriage and Civil Rights. They are completely different. The same-sex agenda is couching their movement under a faux civil right light because they are hoping to legitimize it.

I recommend everyone who really wants to understand what civil rights is and isn't to read this article below. Thanks Carrie for sending this.


Same-Sex Marriage vs. Civil Rights
In the Jewish World Review, Jeff Jacoby wrote: "When Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain approached the lunch counter of the Elm Street Woolworth's in Greensboro, N.C. on February 1, 1960, all they were looking for was something to eat. The four North Carolina Agricultural & Technical College students wanted what any white customer might want, and on precisely the same terms - the same food at the same counter at the same price.
Those first four sit-in strikers, like the thousands of others who would emulate them at lunch counters across the South, weren't demanding that Woolworth's prepare or serve their food in ways it had never been prepared or served before. They weren't bent on forcing a revolutionary change upon a timeless social institution. All they were seeking was what should aready have been theirs under the law of the land. The 14th Amendment - approved by Congress and ratified by three-fourths of the states in 1868 - had declared that blacks no less than whites were entitled to equal protection of the law. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 - passed by a Democratic House and a Republican Senate and signed into law by President Grant - had barred discrimination in public accommodations".
Jeff Jacoby continues: "But the Supreme Court had gutted those protections with shameful decisions in 1883 and 1896. The court's betrayal of black Americans was the reason why, more than six decades later, segregation still polluted so much of the nation. To restore the 14th Amendment to its original purpose, to re-create the Civil Rights Act, to return black citizens the equality that had been stolen from them - that was the great cause of civil rights.
The marriage radicals, on the other hand, seek to restore nothing. They have not been deprived of the law's equal protection, or of the right to marry - only of the right to insist that a single-sex union is a "marriage." They cloak their demands in the language of civil rights because it sounds so much better than the truth: They don't want to accept or reject marriage on the same terms that it is available to everyone else. They want it on entirely new terms. They want it to be given a meaning it has never before had, and they prefer that to be done undemocratically - by judicial fiat, for example, or by mayors flouting the law. Whatever else that may be, it isn't civil rights.
But dare to speak against it, and you are no better than Bull Connor.
The civil rights movement...was grounded in a fundamental truth: All of us are created equal. The same-sex marriage movement, by contrast, is grounded in the denial of a fundamental truth: The Creator who made us equal made us male and female. That duality has always and everywhere been the starting point for marriage. The newly fashionable claim that marriage can ignore that duality is akin to the claim, back when lunch counters were segregated, that America was a land of liberty and justice for all."
You can read Jeff Jacoby's full article at the link here:

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