Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Fairness Alliance Needs to Get It's Own House in Order

Liberals love to feel morally superior. One way you can see this tendency in action is when they call upon other people to live up to standards they themselves are unwilling to abide by. They are morally superior, so why should they have to abide by the same rules everyone else does?

So here comes the Kentucky Fairness Alliance, an organization devoted to minimizing the moral implications of sexuality, yet full of its own preachy moralism, lecturing everyone else, once again, on how to act. Predictably, the Fairness Alliance, along with the Democratic Party, are calling for State Sen. Dick Roeding to resign. Why? Because he said bad things about homosexuals.

Roeding, whose district covers part of the Northern Kentucky area, said that UofL's recent decision to give benefits to live-in sexual partners of their employees that it was "repulsive." He also said that it would attract the "wrong kind of people" to the state. Added to that was his reference to gays as "queers" on the Louiville's Francene Show yesterday.

"He spoke," said state Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan, "in tongues of hatred, bigotry, vulgarity, and that's not acceptable."

Okay. Well, let's first point out that gays call each other "queer" all the time. In fact, they have created a whole academic discipline using the term in its title. It's called "Queer Theory." Needless to say, it's as bogus as Gender Studies and Black Studies from an academic perspective, but it apparently makes a handful of people who are obsessed with exotic forms of sexuality feel good.

Just try a web search and check it out.

At the same time, that's not an excuse to call names. The argument--that because a group of people use a term of themeselves, therefore it's okay for others to do it--does not work, for example, with the "N" word.

So the bottom line is that the remarks were over the top. Not only that, but they weren't nice--Or, to speak in the Christian language we are, unfortunately, fast losing, the remarks were not charitable. You just shouldn't call people names.

But while we're talking about fairness and the problem of some people calling other people names, why shouldn't the Fairness Alliance be held accountable for its past remarks?

The Fairness Alliance has been calling people names for years. How many times have we heard conservative religious people referred to as "bigots" or "religious fanatics" simply because they're religious beliefs lead them to belief that homosexuality is wrong?

And it isn't only the Fairness Alliance that violates the no-name-calling policy on a regular basis. The media is just as bad. They speak in tongues equally hateful, bigoted, and vulgar, but apparently that is just fine with people Like Jerry Lundergan.

If the Fairness Alliance thinks name calling is wrong, and that saying bad things about people they disagree with is inappropriate, then what about their own behavior.

Physician, heal thyself.

2 comments:

Steve Manning said...

I would not hold my breath waiting for an apology from that group!

RFM said...

Their hypocrisy amuses me. It may be lost on them, but it's not lost on the rest of us.