I'm a yellow dog Democrat. Like any thinking American, I don't agree with anyone or any political party 100% though. I probably support the Liberal position 70% of the time. From Affirmative Action, Environmental protection, Immigration, Economic policy, Free Speech, Abortion rights, most military issues, government services to help the needy, a government big enough to protect us from random bad luck or tragedy of all types.
I probably support the Conservative position 30% of the time. From School Choice, to market place reforms in many government services, the power of generally free markets, the need for overwhelming force in a war, respect for traditional values.
The thing is, I'm a true liberal, a newliberal, who thinks out each issue, and reasons what's the right course, without regard to party, or ideology, or religion, or whatever else. So I think all of my positions are "liberal".
But what makes me truly stand out is that I'm a Democrat against gay rights. I hold the position that President Obama said he believed while running for the office! Except I really believed it then, and continue to believe it today even stronger. BTW I still support the President 100% politically. We just disagree on a number of issues, this being one of them.
I do so, not because of religion but because of science.
Put simply, we human beings should work to strengthen the union that produced us all. It's human nature to promote our own survival and success as a species:
Remember 1 + 1 = 3.
1 man + 1 woman = 2 (adults) + 1 child =3
1 man + 1 man = 2 men
1 woman + 1 woman + 2women
Nature has made it so that only one of these relationships produces the magic of procreation.
That relationship deservers special protection, and preferences. It's for our own good as society.
Yet, we've spent decades promoting individualism, feminism, materialism, etc. that has brought us to a point where traditional marriage has almost been strangled to death. It's been damaged so much, this assault to redefine marriage has tremendous momentum.
The worst part of this is the world-wide leading sports network ESPN. They, who truly don't have any real competitors, have made a decision to promote gay rights, and demonstrate a bias in favor of gays that is shameful. This effort is both large and small. It includes the word choices their personalities can use (gay= good; homosexual=bad), the topics discussed, the legitimate opinions that are allowed, and on and on. Every person on ESPN supports the gay rights agenda to change America or they won't have a job. Every person must vocally support it, or they won't have a job. Any opinion that might betray some doubt will get you suspended.
In 2014 if you believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman, you can't work at ESPN. You say, a couple people are still there? Chris Broussard? But he must promise not to ever say it.
30 hosts can say their opinion, which just happens to be:
-sexual orientation doesn't matter
-I don't see the big deal
-any fair minded person sees nothing wrong with Michael Sam getting a chance
-it's childish, backwards, bigoted to be disgusted by Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend
-society has changed, and you (bigots) have no choice
-Jason Collins and Michael Sam are historic figures
-gay rights is similar to equal rights for African Americans
-gay rights are civil rights
-all players should say "the right things"
-if not they need to be "educated" or undergo "sensitivity training"
you're not allowed to hear:
-being gay is a lifestyle choice
-being in a homosexual relationship is not a civil right, it's a behavior
-gay athletes are not discriminated against. Michael Sam was a perfect example. They have and will continue to play sports. This is about forcing America to accept homosexuality as normal. It's not.
-Sam and Collins benefit from their announcement because of the liberal media's desire to push the gay right agenda.
-good people can love all people and not support gay rights
-some people don't support gay rights from a secular viewpoint
-scientific research shows gay people aren't simply born gay, it's a complicated mix of genes, environment, and upbringing
-the issues of gay health
-the issues of gays in locker room with people their sexually attracted to
-the idea that this topic shouldn't be in sports, keep it private'
-the idea that I don't want my son looking up to gay athletes as role models, I want him to grow up and get married,
(excuse misspelled names!)
America is divided. But not ESPN.
They don't believe it is legitimate to allow someone to speak scientifically how it makes sense for humans to venerate heterosexual relationships. To make that special, stronger, and exclusively unique so as to promote a healthy society that continues on.
You have to celebrate the courage of Sam or Collins or whoever is next, or be quiet.
Imagine if we debated how to make an airplane fly. And people wanted to equate a way that doesn't allow a plane to fly, with the science that works. But we'll call both finished products airplanes.
If ESPN is so sure they're correct, then why not let reasonable people express their view without getting fired? suspended? warned? badgered into silence?
If one relationship can produce a baby.
If another can't.
The first one is better.