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By Virgil Vaupel
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Gay Marriage & The Media


One of Montana's major daily newspapers scored yet another hit with the gay and lesbian community with another article about gay marriage in Montana. What is that now? The fourth or fifth time since Montana made gay marriage legal that that publication has advocated this deviant practice.

I say deviant because I would ask that you take a moment to physically check yourself, then check your spouse, partner, significant other, better half or lover. If you are with someone of the opposite sex you will notice, at first glance that your “fixtures” will be different from theirs. If you'll allow me some latitude here, I maintain “you can't put a square peg into a round hole.” That difference was created so as to allow for continual repopulation of the earth and so that each of us has the opportunity to have a grandma to spoil us and a grandpa to teach us how to drive (always without the knowledge of our heterosexual parents.)

Even my sister's favorite book mentions sexual deviation and homosexuality as bad things and that a marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Now, I'm not one to try and tell others how to manage their personal lives, but I have to draw the line here. The story in that newspaper used 13- and 14-year-old female “teen panelists” to give their opinions and comments on gay marriage, which when extended out means their opinion on homosexuality in general.

It seems to me that these girls, barely into their teens, were used to voice opinions on an adult issue: an issue that at the “ripe old age” of 13 or so, they can't – or shouldn't – have a whole lot of personal knowledge about, except for what their parents have said or what they see on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, in movies or those insipid sitcoms, or any other so-called “social networking” sites. We all seem to be under the mistaken impression that if we see the “stars” on TV do it it must be OK.

Those teen panelists were very articulate and wrote better than I write. They know their nouns from their verbs and adjectives, and I applaud the newspaper for giving the youngsters an opportunity to write and get published. But, yes, there is a “however:” Wouldn't their talents be better put to use writing about something they have experienced or at least know something about?

Were these teen panelists used as propaganda weapons? Considering this publication's propensity for advocating same sex marriage, I would have to say yes.

It's been plastered ad nauseum in print media as well as the talking heads on TV and radio, how the gay community is “making strides” as 35 of the 50 states now allow same-sex marriages. Making strides to where?

Among the primates that have been studied, I believe human is the only one that exhibits any leaning towards homosexuality. Apes, gorillas, chimps and orangutans can't read, and when they watch TV they don't understand what they're seeing. ( Sometimes I don't either). Seems they inherently know which plumbing they have, and that a union with a primate of the same plumbing is something that isn't quite right.

With an extremely small portion of the population openly out of the closet, Hollywood, TV and the media seem to be bent on pushing the other 98% of us into thinking the practice of gayness and same sex marriages is a good thing. I say it isn't.

It's been said of many different things: You can hate the act, but don't hate the person doing it. If one is a Christian, I can see the merit in that statement. You don't necessarily love what a person does, but you must love the person.

We are a society that doesn't like to have things forced upon us. That said, it's my opinion that if the gay community wants to be accepted, do not flaunt your gayness in public places just for the “shock value” it will receive. Just be yourself quietly and with dignity.

That's it for now folks. Thanks for listening.


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