Mona Cheron Wants To Clean Up Rhetoric?

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Conservative columnist Mona Cheron is an idiot.  Or a liar.  Or both.  

Let's look at her recent article in National Review entitled: 

To Bigotry No Sanction 
Let’s clean up the rhetoric around same-sex marriage.

Yes, Mona.  Let's.

She begins:

Now that President Obama has “evolved” on the matter of same-sex marriage to the position favored by “enlightened” Americans, this would seem to be a good time for some rhetorical hygiene.

Rhetorical hygiene?  Maybe we can start with your use of "scare quotes", particularly around the word "enlightened"?

There are modest and civil proponents of same-sex marriage. But the tone of many advocates has been shrill to the point of frothing. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, put the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council on its 2010 list of “hate groups” because of their opposition to gay marriage.

Except…. that's not true.  Even Maggie Gallagher called you out on that lie.  How bad a point are you making when your first example in support of that point is completely and totally untrue?  Care to give more examples of how "shrill" same-sex marriage advocates are?

A religion professor at a midwestern state university explained Catholic opposition to same-sex marriage and found himself denounced for “hate speech” and fired from his teaching position (he was later reinstated).

Actually, the professor stated that homosexuality violates natural moral law.  He wasn't talking about same sex marriage.  That was two years ago, and it was at a public university.  But whatever.  At least what Mona writes has a grain of truth, although this really doesn't support her premise that same-sex marriage advocates are "shrill".  We'll call this one a foul ball — strike two.

The Hastings Law School denied funding and recognition to a chapter of the Christian Legal Society because it required its members to conform their sexual behavior to traditional Christian teachings.

Actually, Hastings Law School (part of the University of California system) required of the Christian Legal Society what it requires of all student body groups — the groups can't discriminate.  The CLS wanted to keep the homos out of its group — which is fine — but the Universirty of California doesn't have to FUND them.  And who said this?  What frothy-mouthed shrill people?  The majority of the United States Supreme Court, that's who.

So that's strike three, Mona.  But we'll put the ball on the tee and let you swing again, just like the other "special" kids.

Representative John Lewis (D., Ga.) called the Defense of Marriage Act “a stain on our democracy.”

Oh, no he di-int.  Now that's shrill.

Except… not so much.

Give it up, Mona.