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Moderate Christian Extremists

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Well, this is a fine “how do you do?” Just when you thought it was safe to pin the tails on the extreme right and left, confident that never the two tails shall meet, some Colorado State Senator, Shawn Mitchell, decides to demonstrate decency, humanity, and a search for a middle ground.

It’s enough to make a curmudgeon puke, I’ll tell you right now. Senator Mitchell recently introduced a bill that would “give same-sex couples in Colorado some of the same rights as heterosexual spouses.”

Worse yet…oh ye rightist and leftist extremists, be prepared for the worst, the conservative Christian group, “Focus on the Family,” which teaches that gays and lesbians are the worst form of pond scum–leading deviant and dangerous lifestyles–supported the bill.

“I think we should be looking for constructive solutions, instead of always looking for conflict,” said Mitchell. What kind of blithering idiot is this guy? Why, if politicians start searching for constructive solutions, people like me will have to get real jobs dishing out supersized fries at McDs.

And the so-called Christian right-wing nut group? “It corrects unfairness,” said their high priest.

It’s enough to make an extremist gag.

Next they’ll be telling us that women are smart enough to be mathematicians, that a Lithuanian could be president, or that peace is possible in the Middle East.

Foolish people. It’ll never fly.

In Jamesons Veritas

About Mark Schannon

Retired crisis & risk manager/communications expert; extensive public relations experience in most areas over 30 years. Still available for extraordinary opportunities of mind-numbing complexity. Life-long liberal agnostic...or is that agnostic liberal.
  • Dave Nalle

    You’re right about it never flying. Nothing pisses off civil rights activists – gay or otherwise – as much as being offered ‘almost’ the same rights instead of exactly the same rights.

    The ‘half a loaf is better than none’ philosophy isn’t big with those who feel historically deprived.


  • Mark Schannon

    Ah, but Dave, what’s interesting is the reaction from the gay community, which I should have included in the post. “Michael Brewer, public policy director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado…said he was pleasantly surprised that Focus on the Family had endorsed even the more limited rights laid out in the Mitchell bill. ‘It is a shift,” he said. “The bill will provide recognition of the legitimacy of same-sex couples’.”

    The thing that pisses me off (because it leaves me out in the cold) is two extremes slowly finding a compromise–if not a happy medium.

    There’s another example–even more strange–which I would have posted today, but I had a great satire to post here (it’s on my blog) but I couldn’t figure out how to get the pics on BC. I’ve since learned, but, tomorrow, I’ll post the other singularity that I hope doesn’t become a trend of extremes giving up a bit of their ideology to get things done.

    Alas, where will we be then?

    In Jamesons Veritas

  • Dave Nalle

    You vision of extremists suddenly learning to compromise seems soundly unrealistic to me. It’s not in their nature.


  • Mark Schannon

    I agree…blew my mind. I’m going to try to find the one on abortion if you think this one’s weird!

    But, maybe, just maybe, when I’m being my most naive, those on the verge of extremism are beginning to realize that they’re not getting anything done & that maybe there’s a middle path…nah…what am I smoking?

    In Jamesons Veritas