Thursday, March 05, 2009

Beware the Nihilist Gay Robot Dogs, Especially...

American Nihilist X-Post

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Steve Benen points out another conservative who'd never, ever, ever equate being gay with bestiality. ("Bestiality? I've been blogging about this issue for months, and I can't recall the word ever being used by conservatives, or anything close to it." - Donald Douglas)

Meet David Gibbs III, a lawyer who in 2005 fought to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo on life support. At an anti-gay marriage rally in North Carolina, he not only brought up the polygamy thing, AND the bestiality thing; David offered yet another wrinkle, telling rally participants that gay marriage would "open the door to unusual marriage in North Carolina. "Why not polygamy, or three or four spouses?" Gibbs asked. "Maybe people will want to marry their pets or robots."

Maybe, indeed...

Steven Waldman from Beliefnet offers a possible solution to the rush of people wanting to marry Rover, their Roomba, or both at the same time:
"If gay marriage opponents fear the slippery slope, why don't gay activists offer conservatives a deal: you support gay marriage and we'll oppose extending it beyond gays toward dogs and robots -- and, in fact, (more seriously), will support an agenda geared toward reducing the divorce rate in America."

In fact, similar lines of thinking have been offered before: Protect Marriage. Prohibit Divorce.

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