Toronto Diary
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Non-cognitives for traditional marriage

Living in Canada, we’re blessed by the fact that we don’t give credence to organizations whose sole purpose is to uphold “traditional marriage.” Yes, there are groups that oppose gay marriage, but for the most part, they are regarded entirely with the appropriate amount of disdain. And then there’s America, the land where you are free to be as dumb and willfully ignorant as you want. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s the most wonderful example ever of the wholesale embrace of idiocy and bigotry in the USA: the National Organization for Marriage is currently seeking out famous idiots to stand against gay marriage. Seriously. Via the Huffington Post:

"We are looking for a new set of messengers,” one document declares. “Here’s the bottom line: Hollywood with its cultural biases is far bigger than we can hope to be. We recognize this."


It goes on to note, “But we also recognize the opportunity — the disproportionate potential impact of proactively seeking to gather and connect a community of artists, athletes, writers, beauty queens and other glamorous noncognitive elites across national boundaries."

And really, isn’t that what the whole anti-gay argument boils down to? The fact that it doesn’t matter that your outdated views have been disproven by science, years of anecdotal evidence, common sense, decency and enough statistics to prove every bigoted thought and belief wrong, as long as you’re dumb enough to believe that an invisible bearded sky giant says that you should love everyone by hating them at the same time? And when people prove you wrong time and time again, just say you hate people who are different than you because JESUS AND THE BIBLE AND FUCKIN ‘MURIKAH, that’s why.

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