In a surprise turn, gay rights activists in Nevada have released the Anti-Gay Las Vegas Blacklist; finally calling apples apples in their continued witch hunt for those who support traditional marriage. However, while they have now accurately dubbed their outing of individuals and businesses a blacklist, they still have far to come in their understanding of this divisive issue. Instead of accurately portraying these blacklisted individuals and businesses as supporters of traditional marriage, they call them anti-gay (anti-gayvegas.com) and claim that they "have publiclly suported inequality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people in either their business practices or political support."
I've said it many times before and I'll say it again; those who support traditional marriage are not anti-gay, just anti-gay marriage. There is a world of difference between those two mindsets that gay rights activists are not willing to acknowledge or address for fear that it will lose them sympathy in their fight for supposed "equality."
If you scroll down to the bottom of the Las Vegas Blacklist, you will find a number of interesting tidbits. First, I came across this ultimatum, "Want to get off the Blacklist? Publiclly declare your support for LGBT equality." It is chillingly reminiscent of Marc Gunther's recent statement that, “… silence or neutrality is unacceptable… Either you’re for us or against us…” I am all for gay rights. I don't believe homosexuals should be forced out of an ambulance when an injured partner is taken to the hospital; I don't believe they should be excluded from inheritances because of their sexual orientation. I even believe we could move toward better legislation for working out federal tax inequalities to bring domestic partnerships the full benefits that they are currently attempting to gain by procuring the word marriage. But marriage is not a right to be assigned at will to any who seek its defintion based on love and affection. Marriage is, and always has been, the fundamental unit of society for the raising up of healthy, well-rounded children; and research has shown that no couple can create this ideal environment better than a man and a woman joined together in holy matrimony. So why, then, would we as a society be so brash as to redefine that essential union? The answer to that loaded question could be another post entirely. For now I will leave it up to you to mull it over.
Also at the bottom of the Las Vegas Blacklist homepage is a tiny poll asking "Should politicians such as Barack Obama and Harry Reid be listed on the Blacklist for opposing gay marriage?" Currently the poll stands at 59% Yes and 41% No; an interesting result considering the likely audience of such a site. The word fickle comes to mind.