Goodness Me…..

London’s Daily Torygraph editorialises favourably on why gay couples should have equality under law. It’s an eminently sensible – and very well-written – casebuild.

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Dave Ricardo
Dave Ricardo
2022 years ago

I put it down to the World Cup. Having defeated Australia at rugby, the Tory classes want to defeat Australian cultural influences as well, as in

No Poofters! (Pace: Monty Python)

Tim
Tim
2022 years ago

The creepy conservative, David Brooks, had a similar (actually more forthright) piece in the NYTimes the other day. Amazing. If only the Dem candidates for Prez could be as conservative!

wen
wen
2022 years ago

Why is David Brooks (is it the Atlantic Monthly/bobos in paradise guy) creepy? What am I missing?

Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2022 years ago

Possibly Tim found the alliterative synergy between “creepy” and “conservative’; irresistible Wendy? No. You’re right. Probably not …:)

Actually, I found the Brooks NYT Op Ed piece – the one that Tim refers to – a bit creepy myself. Here’s how it starts:

“Anybody who has several sexual partners in a year is committing spiritual suicide. He or she is ripping the veil from all that is private and delicate in oneself, and pulverizing it in an assembly line of selfish sensations.

But marriage is the opposite. Marriage joins two people in a sacred bond. It demands that they make an exclusive commitment to each other and thereby takes two discrete individuals and turns them into kin.”

Well, I acknowledge that’s the theory ‘n everything but I’m left with the feeling that Brooks lacks a certain breadth of possibility vision here. Far from supporting gay marriage I fear he wishes to make it compulsory – in order to tackle those no-doubt dreadful “spiritual suicide”
stats.

mark
2022 years ago

Apparently gay marriage is “against so much” Biblical teaching. I know of one line, in Leviticus, which is anti-gay — and it’s up for some debate over whether it actually does mean “God Hates Fags” (as the Southern Baptists are fond of asserting). Even that doesn’t condemn gay marriage!

Tim
Tim
2022 years ago

On re-reading the Brooks, I think Geoff is about right. So like I said, creepy conservative.