Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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A modest proposal

Here’s my letter to the editor on the anti-gay bills before the Wyoming Legislature:

Editor:

Considering the success of HB 74, the “Validity of Marriage” bill, I’d like to propose an amendment to the bill. I believe HB 74 didn’t go far enough with its dictation of valid marriage.

We must ban marriage between social conservatives and not recognize such unnatural unions immediately for the good of Wyoming. These people run around all over the place, trying to tell “We the People” what’s moral, and shouting about “their right” to “define the kind of relationship they’re in.” They’re shoving their definition of morality down our throats and peeking into the keyholes of your bedroom. They parade shamelessly in front of children, preach to them, and flaunt their chosen lifestyle. Science has no proof that “you’re just born a social conservative.” It’s a lifestyle choice. If we allow them to marry, your children may be indoctrinated into thinking this perversion is normal!

I have a young nephew and I don’t want him sermonized by a teacher practicing a deviant lifestyle. I want the chance to teach him that marriage is between two compassionate, loving people. I don’t want him believing marriage consists of a man and woman who acrimoniously force others to conform to their discriminatory beliefs and practices. I can’t imagine the suffering of these poor souls waking up in the morning and asking: “How can I split up perfectly happy families today?” To protect the sanctity of marriage as a loving, beneficial family institution, we mustn’t allow these people to compulsorily divorce happy couples for the sake of their own comfort.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate social conservatives and I find that charge offensive. I even have friends I dearly love who chose this path. When they’re guests at my home, I treat them like everyone else, and even let them use my bathroom. It’s not a matter of bigotry. It’s just a matter of the social harm to society perpetuated by their marriages.

Or, instead of embracing the slippery slope of HB 74, we could consider Sen. Alan Simpson’s thoughts on HB 74 and SJR 5: “I can’t imagine anything more inhuman, insensitive and unfair. Wyoming people believe in getting the government out of their lives. We cherish the precious right of privacy, and the precious right to be left alone. Why can’t we extend that to all our other fellow human beings?”

MEG LANKER, Laramie

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  1. thedownbeat reblogged this from ifieverstray and added:
    I have confusion of the main point of this letter and whether or not this woman supports homosexuality or not. In the...
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    Seems to be a case of: “Cain’t have the freaking gumint tellin’ us good folk what ta do, that’s fer shur. But, them...
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    best thing i have ever read on tumblr.
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    Such powerful words.
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    Fuck yes.
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    fucking ADORE this
  14. greenstate reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    this is so good.
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    Baby eating? Get it?
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  18. abxc94 reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Love this letter! Can you also send one making yet another amendment to FURTHER sanctify marriage? OUTLAW DIVORCE!?
  19. haunttthecause reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    i love this
  20. pxltypops reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Here’s my letter to the editor on the anti-gay bills before the Wyoming Legislature: Editor: Considering the success of...
  21. whitenesslost reblogged this from healerirl and added:
    Fuck you, McCabe.