Interesting article.. Long before I came out I thought Robertson was not the brightest crayon in the box.
In my class at school we have been talking about terrorism and civil rights and I had them make a chart of various events in American history and how civil rights have been denied because of it. One was Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeus corpus during the Civil War, WW 1 and the Alien and Sedition Acts, WW2 and the Japanese internment camps, and finally the Cold War and Joseph McCarthy. The prevailing theme of each event was that civil rights seem to fly out the window when there is an atmosphere of fear. It struck me how much the LGBT community needs to get out there and educate people about how we live and how much there is no need to fear us, because if we don't, we could be the next example, if not already, of how civil rights go by the wayside because of fear, namely the Christian fundamentalists fear, of which Robertson is the cheerleader.
All this debate about marriage is really nothing more than the fundies saying, "We don't want you to get married, because we don't want to have to face the fact that LGBT people really can be in love, and LGBT people really can have happy, successful, productive lives." And that threatens everything they have preached for years. It has produces fear.
One point this author made was that ultimately this country will not abide the denial of basic civil rights to anyone, it just may take time. My question is-Why does it have to take time? Why does it have to be so hard?