I’ve already commented on how dishonest the “NO on 8″ campaign is, to try to defeat Proposition 8 in California, which would restore marriage to the status it has held for some thousands or years, namely, between men and women only. The No on 8 ad claims that it won’t affect the schools, when gay marriage advocates know that it will, and already has. And, they’ve stalled on implementing lawsuits to force even more gay marriage propaganda into the schools, until they defeat Prop 8, if they can, knowing that it wouldn’t look good for them to be suing for yet more specific pro-gay marriage influence in the schools when their ads are claiming it won’t happen.
A new ad just hit the airwaves tonight, and it isn’t on youtube yet, but it quotes Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Diane Feinstein, a couple others, all claiming that Prop 8 is (horrors!) discriminatory. It doesn’t even say what Prop 8 is about. Neither the word “gay” nor the phrase “gay marriage” is used. Obviously, we’re supposed to recoil in horror at the word “discrimination” and flee the battlefield.
To hear them tell it, you’d think that Prop 8 was trying to keep Romeo and Juliet apart.
This is fundamentally dishonest, of course. It’s a very close election, and most people have made up their minds by now, but they’re hoping, at the last minute, to snag some people who have no idea whatsoever just what Prop 8 might be about, but can be swayed with mindless use of the word “discriminate”. One is reminded of the way pro-choice advocates never use the word “kill”, unless it’s to describe the incredibly small amount of violence aimed at abortion providers. (About one abortion worker killed for every seven million babies aborted, over the life of Roe v. Wade, meaning abortionists are far safer in their clinics than driving home, despite the nonsense you’ve heard in the major media.)
One of the best ways to lie, of course, is to simply avoid telling the whole truth.
Here’s a video of another group of people, who give about as much actual information in this display of public discourse as the ad with the big names.
Of course, Prop 8 does NOT discriminate. Anyone can marry a person of the opposite sex, just like it has always been, for all of human history.