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Tolerance and the Gay Marriage Debate by Gregory Hilton

For the past two days I have been harshly criticized by prominent attorney Rebecca Mocciaro of the Farmer & Ridley law firm and Jerry Brown’s gubernatorial campaign. She has an impressive academic background and is best known for her advocacy of gay marriage.
It is difficult to reprint her arguments because they contain many expletives. Rebecca says the “GOP is the party of hate and pointing fingers.” She accuses me of being a “bigot and a hater,” a “sad little man” as well as a “closet person.” She has told me to “Shut The F–k Up” and says Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) is a “whore.”
Her views are not important but what is significant is the intolerance of so many people on the left. Every 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, except Dennis Kucinich, believes marriage is between a man and a woman. This includes President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter.
Obama says “I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” The difference is that when Obama believes it, it’s not bigotry.
We saw this last year with the controversy surrounding Carrie Prejean, the First Runner Up in the Miss USA contest. Gossip columnist Perez Hilton, one of the judges, said “She is a dumb bitch and has half a brain.” He went on to say it was his intention to storm the stage and rip off her tiara if the then Miss California had won. He gave her a zero based on her answer, and his action cost her the title.
The following Facebook groups were created immediately after the Miss USA contest. 1) “Carrie Prejean is a sad, pitiful homophobe. Poor thing.” 2) “I Cannot Condone the Views of Miss California, Carrie Prejean” 3) “Carrie Prejean why aren’t your 15 minutes up yet!!” 4) “Carrie Prejean is wrong — real beauty is more than just skin deep.” They have photos of her with an X over her face the word “UGLY” is superimposed.
This experience is further evidence of the left reacting with vitriolic anger and hatred. They pretend to be compassionate and advocates of peaceful understanding, but they are the first to attack when their beliefs are questioned. Prime examples are Jeanine Garafalo and Keith Olberman who claim Tea Party participants are racist rednecks.
Very few House Republicans advocate gay marriage, but numerous lawmakers support civil unions as an alternative. I did not hear any lawmaker defend Focus on the Family recently. Their founder, James Dobson, said, “Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage. It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth.” My guess is that the “destroy the earth” rhetoric will not be heard this year.
The Defense of Marriage Act was signed by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. It says “The federal government defines marriage as a legal union exclusively between one man and one woman.” The bill was passed by a vote of 85-14 in the Senate, and 342-67 in the House. George W. Bush had nothing to do with it.
Clinton used this legislation to advance his 1996 re-election, did not mention it in his memoirs, and has now changed his position. I have not heard any lawmaker advocating discrimination or the denial of civil rights to homosexuals.
In fact, they say just the opposite in supporting civil unions with legal protections. Presidents Obama and Carter do not support gay marriage but they are not against civil rights. The Congress has said we should not completely redefine what the institution of marriage is and has been for all of mankind just to appease the gay community. America did have slavery and women were denied the right to vote but there is nothing stopping homosexuals from living together in a committed relationship.
Advocates of gay marriage claim gay couples need marriage in order to have hospital visitation and inheritance rights, but they can easily obtain these rights by writing a living will and having each partner designate the other as trustee and heir. There is nothing stopping gay couples from signing a joint lease or owning a house jointly, as many single straight people do with roommates.

David Shuster Appears to be a Perfect Fit for MSNBC by Gregory Hilton

MSNBC's David Shuster

MSNBC's David Shuster


MSNBC’s David Shuster said he wanted to “vomit” after the conclusion of Donald Trump’s announcement this morning that Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, will keep her title. Shuster said the decision represents “everything that is wrong with the superficial nature” of pageants. Shuster commented Prejean is “clearly not very smart.” He told fellow MSNBC anchors to “jump off a cliff” if they are going to defend her.
Shuster blasts the intellect of every women who has been involved in beauty contests. Newscasters Lauren Green and Gretchen Carlson appear intelligent to me, and both are former Miss Americas. If Shuster is so upset about this he should ask NBC to return all the advertising and sponsorship money they received from Miss USA.
Shuster definitely enjoys on air combat. However, even MSNBC questions Shuster’s judgment. They suspended him for two weeks in February 2008 when he criticized the Clinton campaign. Shuster did not like Chelsea Clinton’s campaigning for her mother. There was nothing wrong with Chelsea’s activities.
Shuster said, “There’s just something a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea’s out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom … doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?” The Clinton campaign demanded an apology and stated that Hillary might not participate in any further debates on MSNBC. Shuster could have made his point without the high voltage rhetoric.
Shuster also believes beauty pageants are unfair because they do not reward average women.
As we all know, life is not fair. Our society is visual and beautiful people do have a significant advantage. They receive more attention and opportunities. They also have more self confidence and better social skills.
This has been scientifically proven numerous times, even in studies involving babies. They were shown photos of “traditionally” attractive and average individuals. The beautiful people won every time.The same photos were then shown to adults who were asked to rate several factors about the person such as politeness, intelligence, motivation, etc. The attractive people received far better scores.
Other studies have revealed that attractive children tend to get better grades in school because they receive more attention from their teachers. In the job market, many sales oriented positions are given to beautiful people. Supermodel Tyra Banks tried to demonstrate this double standard when she dressed up in fat suit.

Intolerance and the Gay Marriage Debate by Gregory Hilton

Miss California 2009 Carrie Prejean Won First Runner Up in the Miss USA Contest

Miss California 2009 Carrie Prejean Won First Runner Up in the Miss USA Contest


“What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie (Miss California) and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe — marriage is between a man and a woman.” — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Yes, but when Obama believes it, it’s not bigotry. Carrie’s position is shared by every 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, except Kucinich.

Carrie Prejean was the First Runner Up in the Miss USA contest s well as being Miss California. She received an avalanche of publicity because of her opposition to gay marriage. I posted a poll on this topic and I asked students “Do you think she is right or wrong?” People have strong views on both sides and I have received 95 comments. Here is the quote I used: “I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”
What I did not tell them is that the quote was not from Miss California, it was President Obama’s statement. It was fascinating to me that no student objected to the President, while Miss California was accused of being a homophobe.
In a TV interview Perez Hilton said “She is a dumb bitch . . . she has half a brain.” He went on to say it was his intention to storm the stage and rip off her tiara if Miss California had won. He gave her a zero based on her answer, and his action cost her the title. The following Facebook groups were created immediately after the Miss USA contest.
1) “Carrie Prejean is a sad, pitiful homophobe. Poor thing.”
2) “I Cannot Condone the Views of Miss California, Carrie Prejean”
3) “Carrie Prejean why aren’t your 15 minutes up yet!!”
4) “Carrie Prejean is wrong — real beauty is more than just skin deep.” They have photos of her with an X over her face the word “UGLY” is superimposed.
This experience is further evidence of the left reacting with vitriolic anger and hatred. They, who are compassionate and encourage peaceful understanding, are the first to attack when their beliefs are questioned. Examples are Jeanine Garafalo and Keith Olberman who claim Tea Party participants are racist rednecks.
The Defense of Marriage Act states: “No state (or other political subdivision within the United States) needs to treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.”
The bill was passed by Congress by a vote of 85-14 in the Senate, and a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996 just a few weeks prior to his re-election. George W. Bush had nothing to do with it.
I have not heard any lawmaker advocating discrimination or the denial of civil rights to homosexuals. In fact, they say just the opposite in supporting civil unions with legal protections. Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter do not support gay marriage but they are not against civil rights. The Congress has said we should not completely redefine what the institution of marriage is and has been for all of mankind just to appease the gay community.
America did have slavery and women were denied the right to vote but there is nothing stopping homosexuals from living together in a committed relationship. Advocates of gay marriage claim gay couples need marriage in order to have hospital visitation and inheritance rights, but they can easily obtain these rights by writing a living will and having each partner designate the other as trustee and heir. There is nothing stopping gay couples from signing a joint lease or owning a house jointly, as many single straight people do with roommates.