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To: Mike Fieschko; *Catholic_list; .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; ...
In general, political avoidance of the gay-marriage issue, combined with the false analogy to civil rights, has obscured the true effect that same-sex marriage will have on the institution of the family. Yet as soon as next summer, the gay-marriage issue may finally beak out into the open. At that point, the Republicans will have to call Al Gore and the Democrats on the radical and damaging implications of their social philosophy for the institutions of marriage and the family.

Unfortunately, the GOP do not and will not have the guts or conviction to do it.

12 posted on 11/26/2002 10:56:30 AM PST by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
I agree. Its not politically correct to be homophobic and that's where liberals' commitment to emotional intensity serves them well. If all you have is your feelings to guide you, no one wants to hurt them. If you look at modern liberal criticism of conservatives, odds are most of the time its not to take issue with their ideas, but to try get people repelled from them for hurting people's feelings. The argument over gay marriage is not going to be conducted by the other side from the terrain on which we are used to.
17 posted on 11/26/2002 11:00:58 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: Polycarp
Unfortunately, the GOP do not and will not have the guts or conviction to do it.

You're dead wrong. The GOP won't have to do anything but insist that the issue should be decided by elected representatives. Turning this into some kind of morality play is something the country doesn't want, nor need.

Americans oppose the recognition of gay marriage by the state, and they will vote against those who promote it. But they also don't like people who "preach it" in their faces.

If the GOP is smart, they'll allow people to voice their disapproval (vote) without voicing their disapproval.

30 posted on 11/26/2002 12:20:52 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: Polycarp
I hope that you are wrong with this. Maybe the people are ready to force the issue....
33 posted on 11/26/2002 12:32:58 PM PST by .45MAN
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To: dansangel
(((((PING))))))
34 posted on 11/26/2002 12:34:20 PM PST by .45MAN
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