28 June 2009

Another fabulous quote

This time, though, not from Mark "Peen" Sanford.

No, this is from a post Amanda Marcotte wrote a few weeks back in the wake of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, and she makes an extremely important point:

[T]hese two fights---for reproductive rights and gay rights---are the same fight. It’s about the right of people who aren’t
straight men to have a sexuality without punishment or shame. We’re the ones who deserve the label “pro-life”, because we
support the right for gays and women to survive and to thrive---to live. And make no mistake, we’re all up against a
patriarchal right that is sadistic and violent.


You see, it's not a coincidence that the Religious Right is so dually obsessed with gays and abortion. That's why religious opposition to homosexuality has nothing to do with scripture, and their opposition to abortion has less than jackshit to do with any kind of concern for unborn fetuses. It's all about the tiny-dick syndrome of the straight, white, male Patriarchy. They know full well that if women can make decisions for themselves and all people can love who they love, that the Christian patriarchal system will be revealed more and more to be morally, mentally, and spiritually bankrupt.

And it scares them to death.

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