Another reason to hate “defense of marriage” groups.
A post on Think Progress this afternoon is entitled:
They quote a spokesperson for the NJCPPM (New Jersey Coalition to Preserve and Protect Marriage) as saying the following:
“It’s also a well-know[n] fact that the homosexual lifestyle or homosexual practice is very unhealthy. Government should discourage it and not elevate it to a level by calling it marriage. In an age where we worry about people being overweight and going after them and the government interfering in that, what is the government doing promoting a lifestyle that is inherently unhealthy?“
I’m just going to go ahead and state the obvious here.
Being Obese is not a “choice” or a “lifestyle” being obese is not a reflection of values, but a descriptor of the amount of adipose tissue one possesses. Obesity can be caused by a number of factors, but ultimately, people who are obese are under no obligation to stop being obese because someone thinks it might be bad for them, nor is there compelling evidence that it is possible to permanently stop being obese in a healthy way.
Being Gay is not a “choice” or a “lifestyle” it is a sexual oreintation, being gay is not a reflection of values, but a descriptor of the gender of a person that one is attracted to. No one knows why some people are attracted to their own gender but people who are gay are under no obligation to stop being gay just because someone thinks it might be bad for them,nor is there compelling evidence that it is possible to permanently stop being gay in a healthy way.
The “well known facts” laid out in this quote are actually theories, not completely substantiated by one jerkoff shouting them in the media. Their validity is immaterial to my point though, we’ve debunked this here a million times.
What the Government should actually be doing for both Fat and Gay people is BUTTING THE FUCK OUT. The government’s job is to protect our rights as individuals and make sure that we all have the same rights. Ensuring that we all have the same rights is not promoting an agenda, a lifestyle, or whatever you want to call it, it is following the precepts laid out in the Declaration of Independance that all people are created equal.
We all have the right to be what we are, religious, athiest, gay, straight, fat, thin, brown, yellow, smoker, non-smoker no matter how much the person next to us may hate that about us.
I will close with the following:
:: Is fat and bisexual at the NJCPPM::