We receive quite a bit of feedback, and we’re doing our best to try to keep up with it. While a growing portion of it is positive, you can probably guess what most of it looks like.
Some of our nastygrams are calm and thoughtful political critiques, and we try to return thoughtful criticism with thoughtful responses. Most of the time it’s a scattershot assault on our “privilege”, our private matters, and our privates. To Michael’s credit, he did manage to keep it more political than personal, but his feedback was anything but calm.
I do not expect to change your small minded views.
This is a very negative and unproductive way to strike up a dialogue.
But gay marriage has nothing to do with your traditional marriage with is riddle with divorce, infidelity, domestic violence, dead beat dads (and mother’s) […]
Right at the beginning of my article announcing our amicus brief, I was careful to note that “The recent campaign in favor of homosexual “marriage” is merely one battle in their generational campaign against the ties that bind our peoples.” We’re as opposed to quickie divorces, open marriages, domestic violence, and broken families as we are against “gay marriage”.
[…] and over population as if the orphanages of the World aren’t full enough and the World needs more children.
This insidious notion that newborn children are anything other than a gift has resulted in the deaths of untold millions of unborn children and encouraged the ongoing decline of the world’s most conscientious and forward-thinking families and communities.
Of course, this is a disingenuous point, as “gay marriage” isn’t about whether or not somebody’s gay, it’s about whether or not a gay couple is considered “married”. It’s about whether or not the community celebrates their lifestyle, not whether or not they abandon homosexuality and turn to heterosexual relationships.
Besides, a growing number of lesbian couples are having children. But fecundity is really beside the point. This is more about the kind of families and communities that the children who end up being born grow up in.
If your going to discriminate and be prejudice then get your facts straight. It is a KNOWN FACT that 96% of Pedophiles are HETEROSEXUALS.
Homosexuals are, statistically speaking, somewhat more likely to molest children. We didn’t actually “go there”, but our facts would have been straight if we had bothered to go there. I certainly don’t claim that homosexuality and child molestation are synonymous. To do so would be to trivialize child molestation and unfairly malign the majority of homosexuals who’ve never harmed a child.
This tangent is also beside the point.
And how can there be incest when the adopted children aren’t of the same blood? Incest happens in Traditional Marriages.
Both intuitively and legally, having sexual relations with adoptive or step-children–even if it’s consensual and they’re legally adults–is incest in just about every jurisdiction in Western Civilization.
But I am not seeking your approval or consent. This county was founded to escape religious persecution.
You do realize that the people escaping religious persecution were the Puritans, right? They came here to establish theocratic communities and jurisdictions where God’s law was the law of the land.
And with pollution, natural disasters, poverty, disease and over population to name just a few your preoccupied with whom I choose to marry?
TradYouth’s official position on natural disasters is opposed. We oppose earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Our official position on disease is also opposed.
In all seriousness, the problems you named are all very big generational challenges. History and common sense confirm that strong traditional families and communities are the best prepared to face big obstacles. This is why Hiroshima could bounce back within a few years from a nuclear bomb, yet Detroit and a growing number of American cities are starting to look like a nuclear bomb was dropped on them.
The future belongs to communities with strong links to their past, friendly relationships with their neighbors, and a high investment in future generations.
My “small-minded views” may be “priceless” and amusing for you, Michael. You may think my beliefs and positions are “antiquated” and “regressive” compared to your Modern and Progressive positions. The political class can line its birdcages with our beliefs, but history’s birdcage is lined with the rotting remains of countless communities, empires, and civilizations which through hubris and decadence failed to heed the gods of the copybook headings.
The price of decadence, pride, and self-worship is more than any of us can afford, and it’s a price our children and their children will be paying on our behalf for generations to come.