Interesting quotes (and I mean that sincerely) from people who support gay marriage I have been communicating with. Context is a discussion about Chick-fil-A. I was an only an observer. Names omitted:
CFA Supporter: **I think they’re more about the definition of marriage than about being actually anti-gay. Not supporting gay marriage =/= actually trying to hurt gays. I support their right to put scripture quotes on napkins, too. **
CFA Dissenter 1 [Dissenter isn’t exactly the right word, but whatever]: Using the law to deny a group a certain set of rights allocated to another group is called discrimination. And discrimination is actually pretty hurtful, and not just to the group being discriminated against. And furthermore, to use religious arguments to encourage such gross discrimination is a blatant violation of our first amendment rights. Which also hurts a lot of people. So yeah… I actually would say actively pursuing this whole “marriage is between a man and a woman” ******** is anti-gay.
CFA Dissenter 2: **Yup. Setting aside the legal, social, and emotional damage done by that discrimination, the financial cost to gays is also huge.
The notion that opposing gay marriage isn’t really the same as hurting gays is utterly disingenuous.**
What do you think of these statements?
[FYI, and this is only loosely connected to the thread, apparently Chick-Fil-A appears to be connected to sexism, but I think this is fairly isolated, if worth mentioning.
Oh, my. They not only fund discrimination against gays, they actively discriminate against women. How…special.