FWIW, as a Christian myself, I had to point this out to my (unreconstructed) parents, who objected to my daughter's choice of a black husband on religious grounds-which in reality was simply an excuse to be racist. The arrival of the grandbaby has softened things considerably, I must say. I'll have to tell my daughter about this post. I don't think she even KNOWS interracial marriages used to be illegal. posted by konolia at 4:13 PM on June 12
How anyone who opposes equal marriage rights for homosexuals can post this shit without seeing a hint of irony in it blows my fucking mind. In twenty years one of your descendants will be posting this about you, konolia. But I hope they'll have the presence of mind to keep their child away from their you.
Why are konolia's hypocrisies picked on when the hypocrisies of most others are not?
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Preach! What would MeFi be without a little "action" once in a while?
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posted by MikeMc at 9:59 AM on November 10
"konolia, I'm very interested in your experience, but how do you resolve that with your stance on ...
"I really appreciate konolia's comment here, but I can't help remembering her opinion of gay marriage - she is against it. It still amazes me that people can hold such seemingly contradictory opinions."
i get the feeling that what you're really saying is that some opinions shouldn't be permitted to stand unchallenged here or anywhere
“The survey also shows that openness towards homosexuality tends to be quite limited. On average, only 32% of Europeans feel that homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children throughout Europe. In fact, in 14 of the 25 Member States less than a quarter of the public accepts adoption by homosexual couples. Public opinion tends to be somewhat more tolerant as regards homosexual marriages: 44% of EU citizens agree that such marriages should be allowed throughout Europe. It should be noted that some Member States distinguish themselves from the average result by very high acceptance levels: the Netherlands tops the list with 82% of respondents in favour
of homosexual marriages and 69% supporting the idea of adoption by homosexual couples. Opposition is strongest in Greece, Latvia (both 84% and 89%, respectively) and
Poland (76% and 89%).
One has to remember that homosexual marriages (or similar union between to persons of the same gender) are allowed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and in the UK.”
That does not meet a prevalent European standard definition of 'good': not here in Blighty it doesn't, anyway.