Oh Connecticut!

I am beside myself today.  Another great state has fallen.  Here we are, working to the bone here in California to rid ourselves of the chaos four judges inflicted on our communities and families, and now, yet another state has fallen to activist courts.  I am so upset that the gay community can force their moral views on society.  This is the kind of tyranny that our forefathers fled from.  They began this country as a refuge from government interference in religion.  Whether or not they admit it, the gay belief is a religious belief.  It is a religion.  The judiciary has no business meddling in moral issues.  Where does it stop?

Welcome Connecticut.  Welcome to the misery of uncertainty.  Say goodbye to the opportunity to sit on your hands and hope for freedoms to continue.  Here’s to hoping your neighbors will be strong willed.  That they will be willing to stand and fight for what they believe.  Here’s to hoping you will be able to cast off judicial tyranny.  Hopefully California will be the first battle ground to vote the judges down.  You have a long road ahead of you.  I believe the muscle of the people is their voice,  but it is a fight against complacency…a fight we must win.

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11 Comments

  1. jacob1207 said,

    October 11, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Being homosexual is a religion? What is it that makes you think that might be true?

    I will admit that believing homosexuality is prohibited by God is a religious belief. Likewise, believing slavery is permitted by God is also a religious belief; many people in and prior to the 19th century held it, in fact. Likewise, the belief that God prohibits women from voting, or working outside the home–another belief formerly held by many people–is religious in nature. Additionally, if someone believes that wearing clothes made from two or more types of fabric is sinful, as the Mosaic Code says it is, that would be a religious belief.

    The scientific consensus, accepted by pretty much everyone except religious conservatives, is that sexual orientation is innate, being largely caused by genetics and furthermore influenced by early life experiences, including the intra-uterine environment. With the exception of religious conservatives, pretty much all researchers agree that sexual orientation cannot be changed (though, of course, outward behavior can be).

  2. beetlebabee said,

    October 11, 2008 at 2:29 am

    I believe the homosexual movement while perhaps not fitting all the traditional aspects of a formal religion, does have themes and elements of one in that a religion is a set of beliefs and practices generally held by a community, a way of life that is often promoted and held up as an ideal.

  3. Tony Sidaway said,

    October 11, 2008 at 3:47 am

    If homosexuality is a religion, then obviously by that argument homosexuals have an unalienable right to practise their religion just as you do.

  4. beetlebabee said,

    October 11, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Hey Tony! Nice to see you over here. I think you are right about everyone’s right to live as they choose, within limits society has set. Traditionally society has set limits by Judeo Christian standards of right and wrong. Re ordering society to reflect a homosexual morality would require a lot of changes, that I believe will eventually come if the silent majority do not stand up for the principles this country was founded on.

  5. nrl4prop8 said,

    October 11, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Thank you for expressing your opinion on your blog. You are an excellent writer. I too am working on a blog. nrl4prop8.wordpress.com. Although I am not as elegant in writing I do want to get my opinion out on the Internet. Keep up the good work. YES on Prop 8.

  6. Tony Sidaway said,

    October 11, 2008 at 5:08 am

    America does not adopt limits set by “Judeo Christian standards of right and wrong.” The basis of American law is English common law, a secular constitution and a secular legislature. The establishment clause explicitly forbids America from becoming a theocracy.

  7. beetlebabee said,

    October 11, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Tony, again you are correct, we are not a theocracy, yet our laws are based on the basic understandings of Judeo Christian right and wrong. That is why murder is against the law, stealing, lying and others of the ten commandments are also against the law. I don’t think you can argue that separation of church and state means that they exist in completely separate bubbles. They do overlap, and more than that, they are fundamentally intertwined. The founding fathers held these beliefs about right and wrong in common, that is why it is the basis of our society, or our “common law.” The establishment clause merely prevents one set of religious beliefs from stepping on another’s by use of the government power.

  8. Tony Sidaway said,

    October 11, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Prohibitions on murder, stealing, lying and whatnot are not judeo-Christian. They are fairly universal, for obvious reasons.

  9. beetlebabee said,

    October 11, 2008 at 6:32 am

    I guess I would argue that they are universally found, because they are universal truths….as is marriage between a man and a woman, also for seemingly obvious reasons.

  10. Tony Sidaway said,

    October 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Sure, humans have a tendency towards monogamy and are predominantly heterosexual. However this doesn’t mean we have to impose heterosexuality on everybody, nor does it mean that we should not recognize, for purposes of taxation and benefits, forms of monogamy involving partners of the same sex.

  11. beetlebabee said,

    October 11, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I think we’re not imposing anything, there’s no forcing going on, I think what we’re doing is encouraging. The institution of marriage from what I understand was developed and sustained in order for society to self perpetuate not only biologically, but morally, with stability. Gay couples cannot provide those benefits, in part because they statistically lack long lasting stability and also by definition, the parental influence of one gender for their children. There have been documented societies without a nuclear family as the basic societal unit, but they were few and far between, and riddled with other problems such that we’d not really want to hold them up as a beacon to emulate.


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