It must be sad when all your positive days are behind you, and all you can do with your remaining time is rail stupidly against equality and justice. Or when more and more of society moves on from the bigotry and prejudice you championed, and you’re left howling hysterically at the moon.
Pity Margaret Court and Bill Muehlenberg. Their time has passed, and history will judge them unkindly.
PS I tried publishing this comment at Muehlenberg’s silly rant, “When Darkness Descends Upon a Nation”, railing against the ALP finally deciding to stop advocating discrimination against people for no good reason. The comment is still unpublished, a week later:
I take it you lot have missed the part where your churches won’t have to solemnise any marriages you don’t want to – just like now.
So it’s got nothing to do with you, frankly. Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t get gay married.
In modern Australia we daily see all manner of non-Christian marriages. Atheists. Muslims. Jews. Buddhists. Hindus. To you, marriage might be about your relationship with the God you believe exists. To others, it isn’t.
Point is, Christianity is not mandatory. Christian marriage is not the only sort of marriage our law recognises.
And there is no rational reason for the law to continue discirminating against gay people.
Today saw a massive shift in the power of people like Muehlenberg and Wallace and De Bruyn to bully the Australian public into accepting their minority beliefs as law. Hence the hysteria. You are on the losing side on this, because you are on the WRONG side. Just as you were on equality for women.
Fairness, equality and justice will prevail. All you can do is delay it slightly.
(Naturally, I expect my comment to be edited or not published, because you are not committed to honesty and clearly feel your fragile community needs to be shielded from debate.)
Of course I was right – but how embarrassing for Bill and his faith in his community.
UPDATE: Oh, goodness. Check Bill’s unhinging today:
Indeed, the push for polyamory (group love) is getting almost as strong as the push for SSM.
Yeah, that’s right. Haven’t you seen the tens of thousands of people at pro-polyamory marches? Didn’t you read the polyamory private member’s bill that put a clear proposal for evaluation? Oh, wait, no, that didn’t happen.
It’s hilarious watching the Bill Muehlenbergs of this world get increasingly unhinged as their defeat on the issue of marriage equality comes ever closer. And of course, the more fringe and silly their argments, the less likely they are to be able to find anyone to publish them.
They’re fading. And they really don’t like it.