A Feminist Case Against Gay Marriage

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Though I do not purport to be a feminist, in fact, I abhor the very idea, that doesn’t mean that I am incapable of seeing something from the other person’s perspective. Somehow the gay movement has gotten itself aligned with the Civil Rights Movement and Women’s Rights movement to the detriment of both. While most feminists are devoutly pro-gay, that doesn’t mean that all feminists are. Since the pro-gay feminists have their voice already in the fray, I will be playing Devil‘s Advocate for feminists who oppose gay marriage.

A feminist worth their salt would reject gay marriage as an assault on women. I can see the people rolling in the aisles already, such an assertion is lunancy. However, the proponents of gay marriage want marriage to be a “basic human right.” By making it a right,  you are disregarding a very important aspect of marriage-the ability to reject a marriage partner based on your own free will. A right cannot be rejected simply because you don’t want to adhere to it. For instance, I cannot be denied the right to vote based on my skin color, no matter what you may or may not think of my skin color. My right to vote is not conditional on your opinion of me. However, you do have the “right” to not to marry me based on my skin color, or my weight or that you simply do not like me. Those are valid reasons not to marry me. Whether or not they are discriminatory is irrelevant, marriage is the joining of two people (male and female)  who have made a commitment to one another of their own free will to be wed and to raise a family. To force someone to marry another person is indeed a form of slavery.

Marriage DayNext, if marriage does become a right. It will be a right for men,not women. Historically, whenever marriages have been perceived as a right, it was the men who were able to choose their bride and the women pretty much had to go along for the ride. Women’s rights will be greatly affected should marriage become a right once more. Poor women would be forced into marriage in order to gain some financial security. Even wealthy women would be told whom to marry as marriage once again became nothing more than a contract between two wealthy families. Any control over her life would be lost. She would once again become the property of her father, her husband or some other significant male but not herself.

Third, marriage is already an equal partnership and puts women on par with men. Since a man can only marry a woman, she becomes essential to the institution of marriage. Should gay marriage take hold, she would lose the one area of equal status she has always had-that of being a wife. Wives have always had a higher degree of societal status and a larger degree of respect. With the onslaught of women leaving the home and going into the workforce wives have lost that automatic rise in status. Now what a woman does job-wise is how she achieves any sort recognition within society. Which is fine if you are a CEO of Ebay or run some Fortune 500 company but the maid at the Hilton is not significant at all, not even as a wife and/or mother. We have completely undervalued women and torn them from their most important role-that of wife and mother.

Lastly, there are more gay men[about 2.4% of the population] then

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there are lesbians [about 1.2% of the population]. That means gay men will receive far more of the benefits of marriage then women. It also says once and for all that women are irrelevant and have no place inside marriage! It will make the marriage about sex and not procreation and raising children. By defining marriage in such a putrid fashion, we lower our standards and women will once again become sex objects. Vessels of lust and nothing more. By degrading the mother of the species we will be putting our children in danger. For we will undervalue anything that comes from the female-most importantly children. Children have already been cast as the enemy of the women through the pro-abortion movement. We have already turned men against women and tried to completely dismantle the human family. And we see the moral depravity that has resulted from our social engineering.

In closing, even though women will be the ones most adversely affected by gay marriage, their voices are not being heard. It is not about equality because marriage as it currently is known is the most egalitarian institution we have. To tear that asunder would do a disservice to all women and children. If two men want commit sodomy let them do so without the approval of the state. No one is stopping them but marriage needs to be maintained for a healthy society to continue to function. Any feminist should be angry that 2.4 percent of men are being favored over 98.8 percent of women! Is this a fair exchange…is this justice…is this equality? I think not!

Abortion Feud

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A young man in New Mexico, Greg Fultz,  is being taken to court for putting up a billboard about his ex girl-friend. He drew an outline of  a two month old baby with the words: “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!” He claims that she had an abortion against his will. She claims she had a miscarriage and so the story goes.

However, this story is not just merely about one couple’s legal battle, it is about the right that men have to raise their own children. Whether or not she aborted, many women have aborted a child without the consent of the father. On the other hand, women who didn’t want an abortion have been forced by husbands and boyfriends to abort the child. In the end, it is one parent’s desire to kill the child over the other’s. The question here is not about father’s right or mother’s right but does anyone have the right to kill an unborn child? In either scenario, the resounding answer is no. It is not right when the mother unilaterally decides, nor is it right for the father to force an abortion onto the mother.

Who speaks for the child? Does anyone even care that in each case, an innocent child dies for someone else’s choice? What kind of nation are we becoming that we care more about our own hedonistic desires than we do the lives of our children?  The abortion debate of today is not new, it has been fought under different names throughout our history-slavery, segregation, but abortion is the ultimate civil rights issue because its victims are voiceless. Whereas, we have slave journals to illuminate what it was like under the chattel system, we don’t have any first hand accounts from the unborn. We do have the mother’s perspective-at least the ones that regret it. We also have the stories of those who don’t but we never get the child’s side and fathers seeem resoundingly silent on the subject. Until now anyway. Until Greg Fultz put it on a billboard for all the world to see.

Granted, there was an incident a few years back when another young man shot his girlfriend at an abortion clinic because he didn’t want her to kill their baby and occasionally you get a song like Happy Birthday from Piper but overall the fathers are left out of the debate altogether. In fact the only time it is even considered “his” baby is when she has been raped and then she should abort it.

The legal battle between Greg and his ex is shaping up to be a first amendment, “Freedom of Speech” vs “Privacy” sort of action. But in the end, it is much more fundamental than that, it is about the Declaration of Independence-do we really have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Either we live up to those words or we don’t! Either all of us are endowed with these inalienable rights, that all men are created equal or it is the greatest lie ever penned.

Whether Greg meant to or not, he has struck a chord. Whether you consider him a hero or a villian, he has spoken up not just on behalf of him but on the behalf of millions of men everywhere. Most importantly, he has unequivocally stated men will no longer be discounted in this important matter and that unborn children do matter to the fathers!

The pro-life side is winning and the pro-choicers know it and are running scared. America will no longer tolerate their lies and one day the voices they tried to silence will cry out in victory-Our lives will not be denied!

Colin Powell Hires Illegal Immigrants

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I have never liked Colin Powell but I like him less as a conservative than I ever did as a liberal. It is this kind of weak-kneed liberal hogwash why we are in the mess we are in. It is disgraceful that liberals are always trying to paint criminals as the victims while completely ignoring the real victims of this mass invasion of our country.

While he talks about the need to protect our borders you can’t do that by letting everyone in. If anyone should understand this it is an Army General and the former Secretary of State for crying out loud. He goes on to say he is not happy to see the direction the Republican Party is going in.  Neither are we, Mr. Powell! People like you are calling yourself Republicans when in truth you are nothing but a traitorous liberal.

I was talking to my son as we were walking to his school and we started talking about immigration and he said and I quote “You just can’t let everyone into the country Mommy. What about the bad guys and the people who are sick!” HE WAS IN KINDERGARTEN WHEN UTTERED THOSE WORDS!!!

So you mean to tell me a 5 year old understands immigration in its most basic form and a four star general does not? Are you friggin’ kidding me with this. Granted my son is highly intelligent, more so than even most of the adults I know but come on people, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that in order to protect our borders you can’t let just anyone in. With the murder of Arizona rancher, Robert Krantz who was killed by an illegal invader a few months back, it is time we get serious about illegals!

As for Colin, if he is knowingly hiring illegals he should be brought up on charges for hiring people he knows are breaking the law. As a military man he is supposed to be about law and order. If a four star general is getting away with this what is stop anyone from doing the same. Until people like him are jailed or fined heavily, this will keep happening. And Colin there is no illegals working in my house and I resent you saying so!

Any way you look at this statement by Colin it does  not spell good news.

1) He is knowingly hiring people he knows are in this country illegally. As such he is betraying his own country and turning his back on her citizens by hiring these people.

2) He is just assuming every Hispanic guy who is fixing his house is here illegally when they could very well be legal residents or citizens.

So he is either complicit in a crime or he is straight up racist. Either way does not bode well for him.  Colin,  if this is how you are going to treat your country then please jump ship and go over to the rest of the America haters in the Democratic party.

Lee Paige to Speak at LDS Church

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Lee Paige will be giving a talk at a local LDS Church. Lee Paige gave a talk at LACC last semester on becoming a paralegal. He will be one of the many people giving a talk tonight. Two current students from BYU (Brigham Young University) and one from USC Law school will be speaking as well. It will be a great opportunity to network with others in the Legal Field. Hopefully you will be able to attend. And while my church is sponsoring this, it is not just for members of the church, anyone can attend and bring a friend. There will be light refreshment after the speaking engagement and an opportunity to mingle as well. Here is the information

: Creating a Path to Law School

When: Sunday, September 12, 2010

Time: 7:00pm

Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Address: 1209 S. Manhattan Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Admission is free!!!! Also while it is addressing those who want to attend law school, they will also be talking about paralegal opportunities as well. I hope to see you all there. Sorry for the short notice-just found out about this last night.

Kathleen Sebelius Signs Pro-Life Bill

kathleen1According to The Wichita Eagle:  “Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill late Friday that would allow women to see an ultrasound or hear a fetal heartbeat before receiving an abortion.” Kansas Governor has been a huge proponent for abortion and has never met an abortionist she didn’t like. She even threw a reception for George “The Killer” Tiller who recently was acquitted of doing illegal late term abortions.

She is no friend to the pro life community and we know the only reason she signed this bill was not to look overly zealous. Maybe Obama should try that! The opponents of the bill said:  “the measure would interfere with the doctor-patient relationship and a woman’s personal decision.” What? That doesn’t even border on the logical.  Just once I would like to hear a pro abortion argument that at least borders on the rational! Well, I won’t hold my breath.  I would really like to know how relaying information about a procedure is “interfering with the doctor-patient relationship!” That is what a doctor is SUPPOSED TO DO! GIVE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL DECISIONS!!!! If giving such information is interference how long before cardiologists, oncologists and other doctors try saying that giving us all the facts about chemo, heart surgery and other procedures “interferes” with their “relationship” with us! Had they allowed that argument to stand (and thank goodness they didn’t!) it would’ve had a catastrophic consequence in the real field of medicine because any doctor could then say they didn’t inform their patient about the side effects because it would’ve had a bearing on the person’s personal decision and would’ve interefered with their relationship!

When I was pregnant, the doctor suggested I do an amnio. I was given information regarding the amnio and even the remote possibility of it killing my child. I was then able to think about whether I should or should not do it. At no point did having this information “interfere with the doctor-patient relationship” and at no time did it interfere with my “personal decision.” The opponents can’t say the real reason they don’t want it. When women see the sonogram they change their minds! They won’t go through the abortion and that means they lose money! It is not about the women, it is about the greedy abortionists!

Even though I know Gov. Sebelius didn’t do this out of any sort of humanity on her part (she would have to have some first) and did it solely to save face and for political gain, I am glad women will be allowed to see the sonograms of their babies, this will save a lot of lives. I guess even a she-devil like Sebelius can do good once in awhile.