April 6th, 2009

Slavery = Women’s Suffrage= Sodomy Marriage?

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Written by: Battleground Iowa

By Emily Geiger

So, pretty much the only thing to write about today (and for the foreseeable future) is the obvious… the Iowa Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in Iowa.

I know a lot of social conservatives who never really thought this day would come. They were truly shocked when the decision came down. Unfortunately, I was not.

The thing that really upsets me about this decision is how it ignores the obvious. The court has classified homosexuals as a special “suspect class” of people. Other suspect classes include racial minorities (who for a long time suffered under slavery) and women (who for a long time were denied the right to vote and could be raped and beaten by their husbands with no legal repercussion).

As a woman, I find it highly insulting that homosexuality would even possibly be considered the same as being a woman or a black person. When I go into a job interview, the first thing people notice is that I’m a woman. When a black person goes in for that interview, it’s pretty obvious that they are black. No one knows that someone is homosexual until that person voluntarily reveals that information.

Homosexuality is a behavior. It is not the same as being a woman or a minority. This is about a behavior, not an innate physical characteristic. I can’t stop being a woman. A black person can’t stop being black. Lots of people stop being homosexual.

These things aren’t even in the same ballpark. Apparently, there are about seven people in a big building in Des Moines who never learned the rules of the game.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa

Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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