“Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.” –Rabindranath Tagore
The DC City Council has voted to approve the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Of course, the bill isn’t without its detractors, most loudly Marion “The bitch set me up” Barry, who was the only council member to vote against the bill.
He’s claiming “civil war” will occur between the blacks and the gays.
It seems someone else has responded better than I can. (Ok, I could have responded just as well, he just did it first.)
“Let’s be very clear: This is not an issue where there can be legitimate difference of opinion, like with abortion or gun control or the economy. There’s no defensible reason to be against gay marriage. There’s bigotry and…bigotry. And that’s about it.
But even if that wasn’t the case, what sort of outreach do you envision? Gay marriage is a zero sum game. Either it happens or it doesn’t, with no room for compromise. Based on the vitriol and disdain we saw from the black ministers at the Wilson Building this week, I don’t see much of an opening for constructive dialogue, do you?”