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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Apples to Oranges

The Rev. Jerry Falwell is in no danger of having to clear a space in his busy schedule for Mensa meetings. According to the web site blogActive.com, he revealed a profound lack of reasoning when he uttered this comment on Wolf Blitzer's "Late Edition":

[I]f, in fact, we legalize same-sex marriage, then why not polygamy? Why just two, why not a dozen? Why not...what's wrong with bestiality?...

While there are many, many arguments for why Falwell's analogy fails, probably the simplest is this: Whether Falwell wants to agree or not, marriage is a question of law in our society -- it is a contract between two people. And in our legal system, we don't let animals enter into contracts. Duh.

Apples to oranges, Jerry. Apples to oranges....

Find the mention at blogActive.com here --> <a href="http://www.blogactive.com/2004/12/take-action-falwell-slams-gays-yet.html">Falwell Slams Gays, Yet Unclear of What Is Wrong With Bestiality</a>

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