I am constantly amazed at just how off-target reactionary neo-conservatives become when presented with an idea or concept that doesn't fit neatly into their narrow and inflexible ideology. I was sitting at the picnic table outside ,reading a book about the Republican control of the mainstream media , when Baboon Boy walks over and states, apropos of nothing,"I bet you think gay marriage is a great idea!"
I'm certain by now that I'm not gay, and almost as sure I'll never get married, but, like most political issues, I have strong opinions on this.
"It doesn't matter if I think it's a great idea ,or a good idea or the worst idea since
New Coke- it's the right idea", I opined to Baboon Boy.
Completely missing my point, he muttered something about people marrying animals -I'm forced to overhear talk radio all day, so I'm not unfamiliar with this spurious and irrational argument.
"Animals don't have the intellectual or legal status to enter into binding social and legal contracts of any kind. A Baboon can't even apply for a Discover card, much less a marriage license. That won't change if gays start getting hitched", I said.
"That's the problem with you liberals-you can only argue emotionally. You can't think with facts!", he replied,storming off.
That's one of the most puzzling statements I've heard since I started working in the belly of this Beast.
By all means, everyone should be able to get married if they want to. That's my emotional response. If gay friends invite me to their weddings I will show up, get all misty-eyed , drink, dance ,hug and kiss and leave feeling happy for them.
That's a fact.