Carol Platt Liebau: A Sad Commentary

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Sad Commentary

How pathetic that The White House Easter egg roll couldn't come and go without being hijacked by people with an agenda.

Of course gay families should have been welcomed to the event -- they're Americans, aren't they? But it's unfortunate that, after insisting they're just ordinary and regular folks, some attendees felt it necessary to "make a statement" about their presence there.

It would have been inappropriate for a group with any agenda to try to take this traditional event and manipulate it for their own ends. You notice that military families didn't plan to come en masse wearing leis to signify support for the war in Iraq. Nor did pro-lifers come wearing an identifying item to remind everyone of the aborted children who, obviously, weren't in attendance.

That's because, no matter how worthy one's cause, some things are just not about adults and their agendas. They're supposed to be for the children.

Has policy disagreement reached such a pitch in this country that we can't have an Easter egg roll without someone trying to coopt it to further an agenda?


Blogger Maj.BertramPudgeman said...

Sadder still; using their children as props for making a political statement.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Mirabelle in Maryland said...

I beg to differ with your views, but I thought it was beautiful and yes, gay (in the original sense!)to see the brightly-colored rainbow colored leis, among the rainbow of children, women and men attending this cherished American tradition. We same-sex parents (and non-parents) ARE everywhere, but to date, when we've been invisible, this has served more to allow gay-bashing words and actions to continue at the highest and lowest levels. This is unhealthy for everyone, ESPECIALLY OUR KIDS and us, their parents.
My fellow Americans, if you want us to fade into the background, and not stand up to be counted, then please do us the courtesty of supporting our right to obtain same equal rights to marry and enjoy the hundreds of associated benefits which include the ability to PROTECT our families with health benefits, medical visitations, inheritance, and so forth. We pay taxes, like you, volunteer in our churches and schools and communities, like you,
are up in the middle of the night with sick kids and babies, like you, take care of our ailing elderly parents, like you, and so on. So why should we accept to be treated like second class citizens in the U.S., the country which claims to model democracy and freedom for the entire world?
Please, walk a mile in my shoes BEFORE you judge me. Thank you.
Mirabelle in Maryland

10:17 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Sorry Mirabelle,

I can only support those who stand for what is right despite the struggle it may be for them. I cannot support those who succomb to their unholy, unnatural and abnormal desires and compound it by bringing children into it. Don't get me wrong. I don't hate you at all. I pity you for taking the wrong path. I am, however, dismayed by how many would seek to make what is wrong acceptable and then try to put forth the notion that it will end there. Others will try to have their particular desires legitimized as well. And why shouldn't they if their argument mirrors yours? You ask that others walk a mile in your shoes before passing judgement. But most everyone does who is compelled to act in a way that has been considered immoral, wicked or just plain wrong for just about ever. What about the married guy who feels the desire to take up with another woman? What about the siblings who wish to take up with each other? What about the guy who wants to take what doesn't belong to him, or the guy who wants to knock the crap out of someone who offends him? What about all the other urges and desires that compel people that are resisted for the sake of a higher or better purpose? People struggle with desires constantly. Very few of them seek to have legislation passed to enable them, to interpret Scripture to sanction them, or to twist science and thousands of years of culture and tradition to placate them. Your position is wrong and you need to reconsider it. May God enlighten and guide you.

9:21 PM  

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