Thursday, October 18, 2012


I think it is possible to hold conservative views honorably about a lot of things.  But what I don't understand is why the conservative side is telling so many lies.

We see it in Mitt Romney, who flip flops and lies so much that there are Youtube videos showing him debating himself.

And we see it in the anti-marriage equality campaigns, where the opposition keeps telling lies about the LGBT community and the consequences of equality.  (Here's a new one, exposed, that shows they are lying when they claim that marriage in MA caused Catholic Charities to stop adoptions.  It wasn't marriage, it was laws against discrimination and the anger of the Vatican that Catholic Charities DARED to place any children with gay families.)

We see vicious lies about Obama, and liberals generally.  And we see lies told about LGBT people in the equality campaigns.

It's easy to demonize people far away, on a TV screen.  It's harder to tell lies about people you know.  It's why we LGBT people have to be out as much as possible, so that the big fearsome THEM is really that nice couple down the street.

But this new era of lying is disturbing.  And it frankly is worse on one side than the other.

How about this lie:  evangelical pundit and crusader against Obama, Dinesh D'Souza has been caught in a whopper.  Seems he went to give a lecture at  Christian conference with his much younger fiancée.  Shockingly, they shared the same room.

Problem is, Dinesh is still married to his wife--and hadn't even filed for divorce at the time.

Sarah Posner has more:
D'Souza says, "I had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings. Obviously I would not have introduced Denise as my fiancé at a Christian apologetics conference if I had thought or known I was doing something wrong."
Really?  He didn't know? While he rails against evil homosexshuls and the sanctity of marriage, it did not occur to him that this was a little "off"?

Of course liberals have affairs too. But it's not the affair. It's the blatant hypocrisy.  


dr.primrose said...

"He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery." Mark 10:11-12.

"If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death." Lev. 20:10.

Literally speaking, the Bible is quite clear -- divorcing and remarrying is adultery and adulterers should be killed. But here we have a Biblical fundamentalist who rails against gay people, based on literalism, who believes that he himself is exempt from the Biblical literalism he applies to others.

The epitome of hypocrisy.

dr.primrose said...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit found DOMA unconstitutional today in a case where the IRS refused to permit the a surviving spouse of a married same-sex couple the estate-tax spousal deduction that applies to the estate of a married couples where the married couple of opposite-sex. You can read the entire opinion here.

IT said...

Yes, I commented on the DOMA case at Gay married Californian