First of all , trying to make you afraid of a specific group or minority is the oldest weopon in the arsenal of those supporting prejudice.The Civil Union Bill is be-ing promoted as reasonable legislation, to rectify civil rules and regulations that allegedly discriminate against homosexuals and lesbians.
They would be probably unaware that overseas, particularly in Australia and America, certain gay activists and academics are telling gay communities that the real object is a social revolution to destroy the traditional family.
Make the target group a threat to gain suppot in rallying people against them.
The ancient Romans used it against Christians claiming their communion to be an advocation of cannabilism.
Hitler used it against the Jews saying their true motive was the undermining of the German economy.
Before you accuse me of trying to use emotional examples, step back and realize the historical truth, and the similarity of tactics being applied here.
As you said, not that long ago same sex marraige seemed rediculous. Depending on how you want to measure your time....
not that long ago women voting seemed rediculous, as did blacks attending school with whites. You accused me of bringning up emotional analogies when I mentioned these obvious parallells before.
They are not emotional to me. Just facts. Could they be emotional to you because deep down you really do realize the connection? Could it be these comparisons are hard for you to ignore?
Now step back Seeker and really look at what you have reported above.
1. Any statement like that is highly suspect as smear and propaganda without some referrence to facts. This article saying...... "certain gay actvists are telling...."
Do you just buy into this without wondering WHAT gay activists told WHICH gay communities this WHEN?
2. Even if this (HIGHLY suspect) claim is true, the word CERTAN is a very important word there. You would blame the entire gay community for what CERTAIN activists say? If so will you then accept the blame for what ALL Christians say or ALL americans say, or ALL republicans say, or ALL of whatever group to which you are a member?
3. Just using your common sense... Do you really believe that gay people wishing to have the right to marry have this alterior motive to "destroy the traditional family"?
Why would they want to do that? Does that really make sense to you?
Does that really not sound more like threat mongering with conspiracy theories than a real truth about gay people?
No, Seeker. I think it is very obvious we are talking about the same thing here. We are just worlds apart on our beliefs and on our priorities of what is important for our country and our society.