May 16, 2008

And It Marches On…

Earlier in the week, there was this.

The University of Toledo has suspended with pay one of its administrators for writing a newspaper op-ed that questions whether homosexuality is a civil rights issue. The school said the administrator was suspended precisely because her views on homosexuality do not comport with those of the university, a state institution.

Crystal Dixon, associate vice president of human resources at the Ohio-based university, sparked controversy Apr. 18 when she wrote in the Toledo Free Press that she did not agree with comments by the newspaper’s editor that portrayed homosexuals as civil rights victims.

Ms. Dixon rightly opines,

“I cannot wake up tomorrow and not be a black woman,” she wrote. “I am genetically and biologically a Black woman, and very pleased to be so, as my Creator intended. Daily, thousands of homosexuals make a life decision to leave the gay lifestyle evidenced by the growing population of PFOX (Parents and friends of Ex-Gays) and Exodus International, just to name a few.”

However, as we’ve been seeing for some time now, the modern American educational institution has become intolerant of any expressed opinion that does not agree 100% with their own liberal political agendas. This is because they are no longer there to educate and prepare our young to think for themselves, they are there to indoctrinate.

Therefore, Ms. Dixon has to go.

But Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues at Concerned Women for America, a conservative organization, said the university appears to be discriminating against Dixon and was almost “inviting” a lawsuit.

“This is classic viewpoint discrimination,” Barber said. “The First Amendment and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an individual based on that individual’s sincerely held religious belief.”

Problem, Mr. Barber: The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Act apply only to atheists, liberals and liberal causes these days. The minute you mention religious beliefs in court (unless they are Islamic), it will become “obvious” that Ms. Dixon is a right wing Christian fanatic, despite her skin color, and some activist judge and well-vetted “progressive” jury will rule in favor of the university.

Greg Quinlan, a former homosexual who serves as president of the Ohio Pro-Family Network, said the University of Toledo, like many other university campuses, has become a “bastion of fascism.”

“Today, if you speak out against homosexuality on a college campus, you are considered a criminal,” Quinlan told Cybercast News Service . “I’ve been out of the homosexual lifestyle for 16 years. And if you speak out as an ex-gay, you are always under attack. I’ve been slapped in the face. I’ve been screamed and yelled at. I’ve been called all kinds of names. When you disagree with someone, that doesn’t mean you hate them.”

Quinlan, a former homosexual activist who said he had raised “thousands of dollars” for the Human Rights Campaign Fund in the 1980s, said his own conversion came about slowly.

“The science is clear, absolutely clear: no one is born a homosexual. It is nurture, not nature,” he said. “But if you say that, you are branded a bigot, you’re branded as a monster, you’re branded as a hater. You are branded as intolerant. But you are also, on many campuses, treated as if you have no right to your opinions.”

Well said, Mr. Quinlan. That is how the left “debates the issues”. They attack your charactar in as vicious a manner as possible, brand you ignorant, a bigot, etc, etc. This way, they don’t have to let it be known that they really don’t have any viable or otherwise palatable (to the majority of their fellow Americans) arguments to support their minority agendas.

Yet, despite the fact that these portsiders are in the minority,

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on same-sex “marriage,” paving the way for California to become the second state where homosexual residents can marry.

The justices released the 4-3 decision today, saying that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage.

Yup, even though the majority of Californians have previously voted against same sex marriage, there are always those activist judges and “justices” out there who feel they know better.

The challenge for homosexual rights advocates, however, is not over.

A coalition of religious and social conservative groups is attempting to put a measure on the November ballot that would enshrine laws banning gay marriage in the state constitution.

The Secretary of State is expected to rule by the end of June whether the sponsors gathered enough signatures to qualify the marriage amendment, similar to ones enacted in 26 other states.

If voters pass the measure in November, it would trump the court’s decision.

California already offers same-sex couples who register as domestic partners the same legal rights and responsibilities as married spouses, including the right to divorce and to sue for child support.

But, “Our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation,” Chief Justice Ron George wrote for the court’s majority.

In a dissenting opinion, Justice Marvin Baxter agreed with many arguments of the majority but said the court overstepped its authority. Changes to marriage laws should be decided by the voters, Baxter wrote.

Spot-on, Justice Baxter.

However, having lived and voted in California, I have seen a proposition (a bill voted on directly by the voters rather than the legislature) or two delivered with loaded wording, and I’ve also seen bills that should have been presented as propositions go straight to the state legislature. Liberals don’t much care either what the majority wants nor what is just, they simply want their agendas to be manifest no matter what it takes, clean, dirty or indifferent.

That said, I wouldn’t hold my breath: It would come as no surprise to me if there was a gay marriage amendment passed in California in the fairly near future, and with two states (the other being Massachusettes) marrying same sex couples, well, look at the legal quandaries other states are encountering when legally married couples from Massachusettes apply for divorce in them. If California gets on the bandwagon, the momentum of the same sex marriage debate will increase that much more, and states just might start toppling like dominoes.

Despite their minority status, liberals sure seem to be having their way with the rest of us…

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12 Responses to “And It Marches On…”

  1. Seth Says:

    Unfortunately, a friend who has been making some valuable and highly appreciated technical improvements to Hard Astarboard had an “oooops!” and accidentally deleted the above post. While he was able to recover the post itself, the comment thread was irrecoverably lost. :-(

    – Seth

  2. BB-Idaho Says:

    Too bad; that comment thread was brilliant..:)
    ..make amends by posting your Central Park photos!

  3. Ken Taylor Says:

    Once again as is always the case in recent history the liberals are using the courts to force what they know they cannot get through the Constitutional path of elections.

    Thus it again stresses the inportance of electing someone in November who beleives that the Constitution is not a living breathing document in the liberal sense that is subject to liberal interpretation with the whims and fancies of society. But rather the law that decides the direction of this country and is to be, “interpreted, ” as the Framers wrote it.

    Thus we need a President who will appoint strict originalists that see the Constitution as being closed to liberal interpretation and refuse to legislate from the bench to promote the liberal agenda which cannot be passed by the legislative branch because elected officials know that if they pass the liberal agenda they will recieve the rath of the people at the next election!

  4. Seth Says:

    BB –

    It was a great thread, and I’m deeply sorry that it was deleted.

    As soon as my above mentioned friend has completed an “any idiot can follow these instructions” tutorial and as soon as I’ve returned to Manhattan (I’m currently visiting friends about 50 miles away), I will be taking some pics and posting them. :-)

    Ken –

    The left side of our political equation has demonstrated that they have absolutely no regard for the Constitution or for any legislative process that doesn’t conclude in their favor.

    The will of the people means nothing to them.

    I would so have preferred a Tom or a Fred as our next President, one can only hope that McCain, as POTUS, comes around to the realization that as the Republican electee he has a responsibility to represent the conservative point of view. If he continues in RINO mode, I fear that the U.S. will be an entirely different place after his four years are up.

    Perhaps, if that is the case, his successor will be a real conservative (fingers crossed).

  5. Gayle Says:

    The movie “Expelled” is about professors being fired for believing in Creationism over Darwinism. Crystal Dixon was fired because she doesn’t approve of the homosexual lifestyle. So… whatever has happened to freedom of speech? It looks like everyone has a right to it in this country now except for conservatives and Christians and if you happen to be a conservative Christian, watch out! What is it going to take… a revolution?

  6. Seth Says:

    Gayle –

    In a way, there has been a revolution. A quiet one during which we have allowed leftists to gradually expand a power base within our own government and sideline, to great extent, both the Constitution and the will of the people. Their weapons have been, and are, the mainstream media and a liberal-dominated, indoctrination-oriented education system.

    We conservatives are the defenders here, and those we elect to lead what amounts to our own counterrevolution are not up to the job.

    We will continue to lose, the occasional small victory notwithstanding, as long as we continue to reelect the same useless, self-seeking, pseudo-Republican career politicians whose free rides we have been perpetuating for ‘way too long.

  7. BB-Idaho Says:

    “pseudo-Republican” ? about a pararepublican like Bob Barr
    …another obscure BB…. :)

  8. Seth Says:

    BB –

    Barr is a mystery.

    He was a staunch conservative who contributed quite a lot to the Republican Party (though the bit about his wife’s abortion came home to bite him on the buttinsky, as he was publicly anti-abortion), then after serving well, he drifted left to the libertarian side.

    As they say in certain international circles, “Go figure”.

  9. NH Meri Wido Says:

    re: your comment on Barr….
    It’s no mystery if you understand the roles between men and women in any relationship….each chooses to form a partnerhip (marriage) with the other, that does not mean that either of the partners is forbidden to have independent thoughts and idealogies and act on same. Providing Barr’s wife acted within the first trimester she was well within the original spirit and intent of the R v. W ruling should not hold Mr Barr responsible, after all it was not done at public expense. Mrs. Barr is an independent thinker rather than a “yes man” for her husbands personal stands. Till any person that has walked a mile in her shoes they have no right to voice opposition to her decision to abort. For all you know the fetus she carried may have had a condition that would prevent a live birth or, in the event of a live birth, may have had the type of malformation that would take it after birth or afford that fetus a short/long and unbearable quality of life. The fact that the media had nothing better to do then muck-rake another human being is despicable and only they should warrent your angry words and wrath…but then again any sembellance to “real” journalism went out the window somewhere around the 1970s…and neither those purporting to publish nor those claiming to have journalisticv integrity have been called out on the lack of both till recently.

    Although I value life I also support both a woman’s right to choose (and live with her own decision afterwards) and the ability of a woman to have a safe method of terminating a pregnancy. If proper contraceptive devices and equal responsibility of both genders were the norm that was embraced by today’s society I might feel that the legal termination within the first trimester ONLY was not warrented….but be that as it may, abortion is not a woman’s first choice for preventing pregnancy…then again it’s not her second or third choice either…but it is her last choice.

  10. the merry widow Says:

    Morning, Seth!
    Conservatives, and practising Christians and Jews, are becoming the last respectable/allowable prejudice.
    After all, we believe in those silly little things like; the Constitution, principles, morals, self-control, self-discipline and logic.
    All those things that “feelers” don’t want to grow into. So they remain children and stomp their feet, shake their fists in the air, throw themselves down on the floor and hold their breath, and scream about “fairness”!
    The adults have reached the conclusion that life ISN’T fair, so deal with it!
    Utopians are busybodies and a pain in the tush to the grown-ups. Can we spank them and set them down for a nap? Please?


  11. Seth Says:

    NH MW –

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Barr’s wife was breaking no laws and certainly has her right, under the law (as disagreeable to me as it may seem) to murder her baby.

    However, the actions of politicians’ spouses all too often have an effect upon the politicians’ own careers, which was actually the only reason I brought it up.

    Merry Widow –

    If only we could! :-)

    It’s become quite bummeristic that these Utopians are successfully forcing their political dogmas on the rest of us, especially in view of the fact that they are far from a majority — they merely screech louder than we can assert the voice of reason.

    Liberals’ narcissistic, spoiled brat approach to getting their way can only be described as sickening and, given that they are adults (at least physically if not mentally), a very poor commentary on the upbringing and “education” of so many from the latest generations.

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