Wednesday, June 07, 2006

John Stewart on Gay Marriage

John Stewart is possibly one of the funniest and most astute guys out there right now, especially in terms of political commentary. He had a discussion on gay marriage with Bill Bennett recently that was very well done. For a good time, watch the video now at Crooks and Liars.

A couple of good points from the interview:

-If families are so great, we should encourage gays to form them--and just being a son or a daughter (as Bill Bennett suggested) is not enough, it's nothing more than a gay cieling on families.

-Homosexuality is part of the human condition, polygamy is not.

-Social Conservatives have always been on the wrong side of issues like this, and they are continuing to be.

2 Comments:

At 9/6/06 6:52 AM, Blogger EL said...

I heard someone (can't remember who, sorry) on the radio the other day who said this (I paraphrase) and I liked it:

"When we decided blacks and whites could marry each other, we didn't then decide that three people could marry or that people could marry their dogs. We've made changes to the institution of marriage before and it hasn't been the slippery slope you're afraid of."

 
At 9/6/06 8:48 AM, Blogger Brady said...

Very good point El. I don't know if you watched this, but John Stewart made the point that if they can just make up a slippery slope, so can we, meaning that if the gov't gets to regulate marriage of gays, next will be regulating marriages against people who we don't see fit to raise children, etc.

 

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