Why should 3% of the population dictate to the majority what is and isn't acceptable?Quote:
Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
If gays only comprise 1-3% of the population, why is it such a threat to society to let them get married?
Now, I will concede that being gay was, until very recently, illegal, and you were subjected to discrimination, but redefining marriage in order to accommodate your self-esteem issues is simply an attack on the societal norms that gay activists (and other leftists) see as a threat, not to equality, but to hegemony in the culture. Even terms like "heteronormativity" seek to undermine the societal norms by casting them as suspect in light of a liberation movement, but the norms of society are just that, norms. It is one thing to say that gays should be allowed to pursue their own relationships, another to demand that those relationships be accorded legal equality to marriage, and therefore to redefine marriage to the point where it becomes so elastic that it no longer has any meaning.
Billy Graham and Nixon
By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY
A 1973 conversation between President Nixon and evangelist Billy Graham about Jews, laden with critical references including a Biblical verse on the "synagogue of Satan," has put the aging, frail Graham back in unwelcome headlines
Richard Ornstein, a Jewish refugee from Austria, contracted to purchase a home for his family in the Sand Point Country Club area of Seattle in late 1952. Unknown to both Ornstein and the seller, the property’s deed contained a neighborhood-wide restrictive covenant barring the sale or rental of the home to non-Whites and people of Jewish descent.
country clubs (wiki)
Country clubs aimed to retain ethnic characteristics and intended to distinguish “those who are in from those who are out.” Although diversity is becoming more apparent within the gates of country clubs, it has been a slow process. Clubs constantly denied admission to Jews, regardless of background or wealth. In 1962 Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith inspected 803 country clubs and found only 224 clubs to be nondiscriminatory. The majority of the clubs inspected excluded Jews while others had quotas, which prevented Jewish sub-culture from forming within a country club. However, this resulted in the formation of exclusively Jewish country clubs, further perpetuating the problem of segregation.
Discrimination Against Jews in Employment Reported in Cincinnati
August 26, 1958
CINCINNATI (Aug. 25)
Discrimination against Jews seeking employment in firms owned by non-Jews is “a widespread problem” in this area, according to a report submitted here to a state commission investigating the status of civil rights in Ohio.
The evidence of discrimination was submitted to Gov. O’Neill’s Advisory Commission on Civil Rights by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati. The Governor’s commission sat here to discuss questions involving employment of minority groups in the area. The commission was set up last April to study the status of civil rights in Ohio. It has made employment discrimination its first order of business.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/1958/08/26/archiv...#ixzz2kGicogHP
Or maybe you can point out the last time Jews in the U.S. had to wear Gold Stars on their clothing with the word "Jude" on it.
The shallowness of your understanding of what Ody was trying to say is par for the course.
Originally Posted by Novaheart
You mean to prevent discrimination against Jews?
ODY - This is a false analogy.
Nobody had to overturn laws to prevent discrimination against Jews. We were perfectly capable of competing on our own.
Your comment is not relevant.
You posted those pictures and started blabbering about Canada. Hence the post I made asking you to cite when the Feds have seized Jewish businesses or forced them to wear Gold Stars with the word "Jude" on them.Quote:
America has never had the kind of de jure antisemitism that you find in European or Arab countries
You couldn't answer so you deflected.