Shoshana writes (her spelling errors are included):
I am against gay marriage but, that does not mean I would in any way supoort slaughtering people for being gay. One can see homsexuality as immoral yet, not be in any manner or form a proponent of persecution or genocide of gays. Persecuting or genociding any one group for any reason is horrifc and immoral too. I take umbrage with Mr. Baker’s implication (read between the lines) that those who do not want to see gay marriage legalised are inclined to be immoral persecutors or murderous beasts.
Let’s play a game here. I think I’ll call it ‘swapsies’. It goes like this. Take a word out of a sentence and swap it with one or more other words. It’s very simple. We’ll play the game using Shoshana’s statement:
I am against gay inter-racial marriage
I am against gay Jewish marriage
I am against gay Progressive-Jewish-is-not-really-Jewish marriage
I am against gay Muslim marriage
I am against gay Christian marriage
I am against gay indigenous marriage
I am against gay secular marriage
I am against gay religious marriage
I am against gay fat-person marriage
I am against gay really-ugly-person marriage
I am against gay disabled-person marriage
I am against gay marriage-of-convenience marriage
I am against gay marriage
That was fun. I’m sure I could play the game for hours on end. Will they bring it our for Xbox or as an Android/iPhone App? But what would Shoshana Silcove have to say about these? Would she approve or disapprove of any of them? Shoshana? Do any of them appeal to you? Send me your preferences. I’d like to hear them.
Dear Shoshana, who gives you the authority to determine which two consenting adults can or can’t get married? If same-sex marriage doesn’t please you, kindly refrain from commenting. I don’t care who you marry. It’s none of your business to make judgement calls about who I can marry. I may disapprove of your choice in marital partner, if anyone would want to marry you, but to be honest, I don’t give a rats arse.