There are few things more idiotic than the rhetoric from bigots about gay people wanting “special rights,” inevitably defined as wanting the same rights the rest of us take for granted. But Rep. Trent Franks, who may be even crazier than Michele Bachmann, has now admitted that marriage is a “special right” — and if straight people can’t keep it exclusively, it will destroy the entire country!
Franks: We understand that when we’re granting the rights of marriage, that that’s a special right Tony, that’s something we have suggested is clearly the best possible way to see children raised through the best possible environment to launch the next generation, we believe that with all of our hearts as a society, I think most people understand that. So we’ve set aside this special area of the law that says we’re going to respect traditional marriage of a man and a woman because that is the launching pad of the next generation. Let’s face it; we have made a special exception in the law that gives special consideration and recognition to that.And when people would come along and blur that distinction and say ‘well that should apply in every way’ it not only is a complete undermining of the principles of family and marriage and the hope of future generations but it completely begins to see our society break down to the extent that that foundational unit of the family that is the hope of survival of this country is diminished to the extent that it literally is a threat to the nation’s survival in the long run.
See, when they say that the gay agenda is all about “special rights,” some people think they mean that gay people want something that would be given only to them rather than merely being treated equally. What they really mean is that straight Christians have all the special rights and they want to make sure no one else gets them.