Wednesday, December 7

Opposition=Hate and Violence: First Entries

Like I expected the examples are already flowing in to my Opinion Search Contest since renamed Opposition = Hate and Violence Search. One reader has already sent me two examples. First:

"This document draws a parallel to the 1930s and 40s when country clubs barred membership to Jews and blacks," Garinger said. "It's like, 'We accept you as a Jew or African-American but you're not allowed.'" ...

"They are doing this to deflect attention from the fact that they're not doing anything concerning the sexual abuse. People are asking what's being done with the bishops who shuffled pedophile priests from one parish to another, so they're trying to find a scapegoat. Gays are an easy target and it's popular to hate gays right now."

And here is the second, not quite as precise but still a good example:

“This proposed constitutional amendment is in fact a hateful attack on the promise of privacy from unwarranted government intrusion, which makes up the core of our fundamental rights and freedoms in Wisconsin and the United States of America,” said Chris Taylor, attorney and political director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.

“SJR 53 harkens back to a very dark period in American history, when states discriminated against interracial couples by forbidding them to marry. This amendment is the same strand of that hateful prejudice,” said Taylor. “Since the majority in the Senate is embracing prejudice, it will be up to the Assembly and the people of Wisconsin to put an end to this shameful attempt to interject discrimination into our state constitution.”

Those who support marriage can't seem to do anything without hating. What's so ironic is how hateful such accusations all sound. I'm at least thankful that none of my comments qualify for this search yet. Just goes to show how above par Wild Wisconsin readers all are. :)