This isn’t going to be very long, because it really doesn’t need to be.
The subway rag Metro has recently gotten into the habit of publishing “both sides” of so-called “hot button issues” such as global warming and same-sex marriage.
Here’s the thing: There are certain subjects that just aren’t open to debate.
Evolution is not a debatable issue. It is a fact. You can debate it to the extent that you can debate gravity or photosynthesis. Same goes for human-influenced global warming. In 2008, the Federal Climate Change Science Program — which was commissioned by the virulently skeptical Bush administration — concluded that “[i]t is well established through formal attribution studies that the global warming of the past 50 years is due primarily to human-induced increases in heat-trapping gases.” Case closed. Stop talking and start preventing the destruction of planet Earth.
Despite having no empirical solution, same-sex marriage is perhaps the least debatable issue of all. The Metro had the gall to run “alternative views” from Prop 8 advocates who claim their vote doesn’t automatically render them bigots. Heck, some of their best friends are gay!
Newsflash: If you oppose granting equal rights to tax-paying American citizens based on sexual orientation you are a textbook bigot. That’s all there is to it. The fact of the matter is, equality is not a two-way street. It has a clear, well-established definition. You are either for it, or against it (to usurp the verbiage of a well-known equality opposer).
Shame on the Metro for perpetuating the falsehood that equality has two sides. Shame on the majority of American for being suckered into that falsehood. Shame on Obama for keeping that falsehood firmly embedded in our legal documents. And shame on anyone who believes in equality for all American but continues to remain silent while that falsehood prevails.
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