[extropy-chat] gay marriage

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 16 21:35:37 UTC 2004

--- Spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I found two things very disturbing.
> First, they weren't protesting homosexual *marriage*
> so much as they were protesting *homosexuality*.  Secondly,
> most of the protestors appeared middle eastern, with the
> head scarves and turbans.  I am tempted to take
> up a sign telling them... well, what exactly?  The gay
> marriage issue really isn't my battle, but as soon as
> Muslim transplants start protesting *my* rights, that gets
> my full and undivided.  

Shouldn't be surprised. The muslim community claims as many immigrants
in the US as there are jews, and look at the degree of influence they
have (no conspiracy theories needed). The Saudis have been in charge of
appointing every imam in the US (goodness knows the Iranians have not
been welcome) and every one is a wahhabist. Very few sufi or salafist
or other types of muslim imams remain.

These imams are part and parcel of the religious conservative radicals
involved in the culture war here. They are really no different from the
skinhead movement in fomenting hate.

> If we start having significant
> Muslim influence on our legal system in this country,
> many of our rights and lifestyle freedoms could disappear.

Personally, if they want Lansing, Michigan, they can have it. They can
call it the Unfree Scarf Project if they want to...

> This is one that the left wing doesn't handle effectively,
> for it carries the notion that all cultures are valid,
> and clearly homosexuality offends Muslim culture.  The
> right wing isn't much help since it is so rabidly opposed to 
> gay marriage, they fail to see the threat from having
> Muslim influence on American policy.  I guess it is up to
> the libertarians to fight this one, eh?  Thoughts?

Well, a group of FSP members who have formed the Free Town Project,
which will locate in Grafton, NH, are planning on holding Civil Onion
ceremonies on the eve of the summer solstice, presided over by the
local Justice of the Piece, and sponsored by Porcupines Eating Tasty Onions.

Mike Lorrey
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