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