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July 27, 2006

ALERT: Gays Not Attracted to Livestock (by guest blogger Dorian Davis)

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There’s no substance to the theory that same-sex marriage necessarily results in men and women marrying spiders and chickens. “Extrapolation,” explains Thomas Sowell, “is the last refuge of a groundless argument.” Gays want kids, not Minotaurs.

Posted by Dorian at 02:00 AM |
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I have no comment about a link to Media Matters appearing on my site. But only because you are the man, Dorian Davis, only because of that. :-)

Posted by: Karol at July 27, 2006 at 2:44 am

And that’s not just because as everyone knows Minotaurs are really into boobs. Well, as everyone who has read “The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break” by Steve Sherrill knows. Pick it up if you have a chance. It is one of the best examples of Southern literature meets the absurd.

Posted by: Von Bek at July 27, 2006 at 9:25 am

Ooh, look at his cock; he’s hung like a bull. (And hairy like one too.)
The biggest problem with the “slippery slope” is that many people seem to think it’s a reasonable form of logic, rather than a fallacy.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at July 27, 2006 at 10:44 am

To be a contrarian for just a moment: I’m not a proponent of the argument, but I think the logic is not that gay people will want to marry animals, but that those who want to marry animals will use the same legal mechanisms to have their “marriages” legally recognized that homosexuals used.
To take another example: some believe that legally recognizing gay marriage will ultimately lead to having to legally recognize polygamy. As right or wrong as this argument might be, no one is suggesting that gay people, in particular, are the ones that want to legalize polygamy.

Posted by: Jason at July 27, 2006 at 12:01 pm

Oh dude, I saw a clip on the internet that made me question the whole “lack of interspecies attraction” premise. Actually, it made me question a lot of things, but that’s a different story. The players in the scenario were a comely co-ed and what appeared to be her own dog. Girl was presumably straight. Usually people paint bestiality as sort of a… how do I put this, one-way street, but this wasn’t like that; there was clear mutual attraction. I don’t know if the two would have gotten married if given that opportunity, but man, it was freaky.

Posted by: So not signing my name to this at July 27, 2006 at 12:12 pm

Media Matters….even a stopped clock….

Posted by: Dorian Davis at July 27, 2006 at 12:57 pm

Uh, where’s this groundswell out there of people who want to marry animals? It’s probably two or three people in the whole country.

Posted by: Steve at July 27, 2006 at 1:53 pm

Someone please explain this to Rick Santorum, who seems to think the next logical step after gay marriage is people marrying animals
They used the same absurd argument 100 years ago when blacks and whites were forbidden to marry, which really exemplifies the weakness of gay marriage opponents’ arguments since they had to be recycled from ancient American history in a completely different context.

Posted by: New York Hotlist at July 27, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Uh, where’s this groundswell out there of people who want to marry animals? It’s probably two or three people in the whole country.
Never said there was.
But, what different do numbers make anyway? If it’s a grave injustice that gay people aren’t having their marriages legally recognized, then what difference does it make if it’s 1 couple or 100,000 couples?
So, are you suggesting that if there were more people out there clamoring for interspecies marriage that these critics would have a point?
To me, the reason why gay marriage opponents who invoke the slippery-slope, interspecies marriage argument are wrong is not because there is, or is not, a large constituency that favors interspecies marriage, but quite simply because animals aren’t people and don’t have the same rights as people. A dog can’t get married because it’s a dog. It doesn’t matter how many people want to marry their dog (which I certainly hope isn’t that many).

Posted by: Jason at July 27, 2006 at 4:51 pm

“Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!”
Just for the record, I think that everything wrong with the media can be personified by Bill O’Reilly.

Posted by: Shawn at July 27, 2006 at 11:33 pm
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