Major politicians, media, join celebration of 5-year anniversary of "gay marriage" in Massachusetts
May 18, 2009
[Also see at bottom: In Moscow they do it a bit differently!]
In case you missed it, Sunday, May 17, was the 5-year anniversary of "gay marriages" being performed in Massachusetts. It seems like it was just yesterday.
Naturally (or unnaturally!) the homosexual lobby felt the need for a big press event, complete with cake and big-name politicians.
To show how pious the occasion is, MassEquality staged it at the pro-gay Episcopal church across from the Boston Common. It featured Lt. Governor Tim Murray and Attorney General Martha Coakley, plus a gaggle of loony-tune state reps, and featuring the first lesbian couple to "marry" in Massachusetts, along with some other hangers-on. And a pile of Boston media showed up. Since the press was invited, we decided to show up also. We wouldn't miss it.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino was also an announced speaker, but he ducked out and instead he went to a similar event "marriage" celebration that MassEquality did in Jamaica Plain (See NECN video below) where he can rub shoulders with his "constituents". And he'll certainly be at next month's gay pride parade.
Anyway, the whole thing was pretty boring. A lot of boilerplate blather about equality, civil rights, blah, blah, blah. And sort of strange. There's something about public officials participating in a serious event that's really about sexual perversion - which they know very well offends a large portion of the population - that never quite fits.
The average person still knows that the concept of two men or two women "marrying" each other is absurd and ridiculous, no matter what judges or politicians say.
The media does its part
Of course, the Boston media fell all over themselves in celebration. It was all over the TV stations. The Boston Globe and Boston Herald did their predictably gushing articles with big pictures.
But our favorite was in the MetroWest Daily News. Earlier in the week they called the MassResistance office for our take on all this. And we gave them an earful. When the article finally came out, they apparently decided it was best to leave out any opposing opinions that might dampen the happiness of the day. They made it the ultimate pro-gay puff piece. (And they wonder why newspapers are going out of business.)
The rest of the media wasn't far behind. Here's a sample . . .
No one interviewed David Parker, who was told by a federal judge that his elementary school-aged sons must be taught about same-sex "marriage" (because it's "legal") and parents have no right to interfere, unless he removes them from the school system (which he has).
P.S: In Monday's newspaper, the Boston Globe followed up with this tidbit from a left-wing "research" group in California, to claim that homosexual "marriage" is great for the economy. (By the way, these figures are open to dispute).
Of course, they don't take into account all the people who've left the state because of this insanity:
The fact remains that these "marriages" are still not legal, as the Mass. statute still reads "husband and wife" and the homosexual lobby for whatever reason has still not gotten around to passing their bill allowing marriage regardless of gender. . . (See Bill H1708, filed this legislative session.)