Despite the current spotlight on fiscal issues in Washington (and virtually every state capital), the battle over cultural issues has by no means gone away. In fact, even while our government continues to spend itself into bankruptcy, the culture war is still very much with us.
(Actually, it is never really considered a “war” in the media unless conservatives are fighting back, never just when liberals are tearing down traditional cultural norms).
The latest battle in the ongoing war just concluded in New York, where liberals continued their assault on traditional marriage by redefining it to include homosexuality. Thanks to Republican turncoats, the marriage revisionists won by just four votes.
It is important to note that this war is being waged by a distinct minority against several thousand years of human history, and that their agenda has never carried the day when put before the public for a vote. Quite the opposite, actually. Voters in over thirty states have passed marriage amendments to their state constitutions defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Any victories for gay marriage have always been by imposition of a legislature or, more often, via subversion of the political process by the judiciary.
Just prior to the vote on the new marriage law, New York Democrat State Senator Carl Kruger stated that, “what we’re about to do is re-define what the American family is.” At least someone knows what they’re doing and why. Too many conservatives don’t seem awake to it. The fact is, liberals not only want to re-define marriage, but to use the force of law to mandate social approval of a certain type of behavior. To legally force everyone to treat an apple as though it were an orange. read more »
As reported by Johanna Kaiser in the Associated Press, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has decided to pull $33,000 in city funds to pay stipends to city employees who are currently in a homosexual marriage. The rationale behind the redistribution of funds is said to be a defrayment for federal taxes that married homosexual couples employed by the city must pay on the value of their health benefits.
Unlike traditional married couples, homosexual city employees who have been designated as “married” in the gay-marriage-friendly state of Massachusetts, do not qualify for standard spousal tax deferrals. The city of Cambridge will be the first community to advance gay marriage from simple legal recognition to financial reward.
Who will pay for this liberal social experiment? Mostly the funds will come from heterosexuals. That’s the truth. Homosexuals are but a fraction of the population even in the most liberal wacky blue states and cities in the country. The city of Cambridge will divert money to give tax breaks to 22 homosexual public employees. So there will be 22 happy gay workers for the city and the people of Cambridge will inevitably absorb the $33,000 loss by paying a little more for city services. Of course that will have to be paid every year.
Also, since this is such a great deal for homosexual couples, more will surely join this grand little experiment.Here is a chance to create even more happy gay city employees, but that also means more costs will be handed down to the heterosexual majority of Cambridge citizens.
Hmm, I wonder if there will be any downsides to continually raising costs of city services to offset tax stipends to promote gay marriage. The other option is to simply reduce services. That means fewer potholes get filled and high-demand services such as police overtime are less available. read more »