As Illinois becomes the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriages, the bigots are losing their minds over it. But I have to confess to really enjoying reading their ignorant, irrational screeds. Like this one by Laura Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute:
1.) Tuesday, cowardly and/or ignorant Illinois lawmakers in defiance of truth, history, logic, compassion, and in some cases, their own religious traditions voted to legally recognize non-marital unions as marriages. In so doing, they have expanded the role of government in the lives of Americans, diminished religious liberty, rendered inevitable the legalization of plural unions, and harmed children in incalculable ways. They have given their stamp of approval on the practice of denying children’s inherent right to have both a mother and father. And they have assured that public schools will teach about sexual perversion in positive ways to children from kindergarten on up.
2.) The voices of tolerance, truth, compassion, and love did not win. The voices of ignorance and the father of lies won.
Yes, Satan won! Satan! Not just an imaginary friend but an imaginary enemy. I think we need to get Higgins, Peter LaBarbera, Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher and all the other bigots who have devoted their entire lives to denying equality to LGBT people and let them fill a huge poll with their tears that we can all take a swim in.