Often when I’m snarking about fundies and their obsession with homosexuality, I suggest they focus their attention on real threats to marriage and families, such as domestic violence.
Today’s Forum carries a column about the realities of domestic violence in our community and the need for additional support services and funding to help these women and children.
Why am I talking about such a serious topic that doesn’t affect me?
A few weeks ago there was a story of two women who shared life, a home and child that talked about some of the challenges of being a same-gender couple.
The Forum comment boards all but blew off computer screens across the region with impassioned comments of people outraged at the horrific life these women were imposing on their son, along with plenty of ‘shut-up-and-mind-your-own-business’ disrespectful wisecracks from guys like me.
Where am I going with this?
Today our local newspaper carried a story about dozens of local women and children in Fargo-Moorhead who cannot return to their homes for fear of being beaten or killed by the man in their house.
Will the Dick’s and Obie’s of the world go over to the “Y” this afternoon and give a hand to real women in real trouble? Or will they sit behind their computer screen at their kitchen counter and look for another newspaper who has on-line commentary capabilities so they can direct others as to how to live correct lives that do not exceed their standards of excusable sin?
I’m pretty sure they won’t be googling any Bible verses to support ‘stop beating your wife’.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Men like Ricky and Brad are not threats to American Families and Marriage. Men who beat their wives and children are.