Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Fundamental Basis of Marriage Excludes Gays

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Fundamental Basis of Marriage Excludes Gays

February 6, 2009 Stupid Things People Say About Gays 4

Maureen Mullarkey, an artist best known for her “gay inspired” subject matter including cross-dressing, made the following statement after being “outed” for her contribution of $1,000 to the anti-family Yes on Hate – aka Prop 8 – people:

…marriage is the union of husband and wife–a premise so simple, so fundamental that nature and civilization itself both testify to the truth of it.

Apparently the artist feels:

Moreover, regard for individual gay persons does not require assent to a politicized assault on bedrock social reality and the common good.

First, Ms. Mullarkey, marriage is only the union of husband and wife because of a politicized assault on social reality induced by religious sentiment.  Perhaps you, like most, are unfamiliar or unaware of some of the historical wonders in the history of marriage – for example, did you know that in the centuries past “marriages’ were performed, in Christian fashion, of same-gender couples?  There are even famous art pieces believed to represent these “ceremonies” and there is historical documentation on the matter.   What happened to this former acceptance of same-gender marriage? Not the “common good” but the “common god.”

Perhaps the reason LGBT people are upset with you is because so many LGBT people supported you and your work, and purchased your work.  Now you’ve taken our money and given it over to our enemies.  Your art work is actually just a way of mocking the gays and lesbians you portrayed.  There are many words that come to mind, hypocrit, traitor, hater, but all I have to say to you is this “I forgive you, and now I forget you.”

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4 Responses

  1. kims2 says:

    Alright, way to go J. By the way, thanks for the link to the historical documentation to an article about same sex marriage being a Christian rite centuries ago. I wonder what the pope would say about that?

  2. John Hosty-Grinnell says:

    I love this blog, thanks for the effort! Living in Massachusetts with my spouse we have five years of marriage equality under our belts, yet the sky has not fallen nor has Hell erupted from a crack in the ground. We do however have an all star team for sports right across the board, so maybe that is the result of our unions.

    The problem I see is ignorance and the apathy that accompanies it. People want to pretend to be Christian but they lack the ability to see past their own prejudices in order to do His work; how ironic.

  3. Zach says:

    Marriage is about property, finance, and legal access to loved ones. Any attempt to deny a legal marriage to homosexual couples is simply an attempt to deny them the same protection under the law, and should be viewed as such. After all, if you say something like "marriage is between white people, and white people only" everyone would agree you are being racist. Just so with attempts to deny gay marriage.

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