Last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, has provoked a lot of negative reaction by Americans who oppose such unions on religious grounds. The cliché reaction is to claim that these social conservatives are now a minority in need of protection from criticism. But few have been so clueless as Catholic Vote, who actually expropriate the powerful and life-changing experience of publicly “coming out” — risking prejudice and even bigoted violence by announcing LGBT status — to protest against what is now a legal right to marry.
I don’t have much more to say about this than AdFreak’s Kristina Monllos has already said:
You can’t reposition a group as oppressed when there is no movement to oppress them. And you certainly can’t equate being called a bigot for spouting intolerance with anything near what members of the LGBTQ community have experienced for decades.
Believe it or not, some of the YouTube comments on this one are actually pretty good. As Ms. Monllos also points out, there is already a pretty damning parody:
The closed captions on the original video also make for entertaining reading: