File Under “Yeah, But….”

The minds that came up with this must have a “cognitive dissonance” light that is blinking like crazy:

Maine Marriage Initiative was established with the goal of informing Maine people about the consequences of the legalization of same-sex marriage. Maine Marriage Initiative is a coalition of concerned Maine citizens committed to preserving traditional marriage in the state.

We believe that all Maine citizens are entitled to equal rights and respect regardless of their gender, race, creed or sexual orientation.

We further believe that the values exemplified in traditional marriage are optimally beneficial to society, and therefore do not believe that changing the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples is warranted or advisable.

The objection(s) to same-sex marriage are based not only on religious tenets but also human reason and the good of society at large.

(Note: the bolding is theirs.  Really.)

(But also: nice use of the “(s)” there.)


The website design is for shit. I predict FAIL.

Logic fail.

A + B = C
A + D = F

A + B + A + D = Duh.

Well considering that this is largely the same crowd that came up with the oxymoronic term “scientific creationism,” logical consistency isn’t exactly their strong suit.

I am proud of my state for passing the leg. Sadly, we still have plenty who do not seem able to keep their dogma and their logical reasoning abilities in order…and plenty who are pretty weak on the logical reasoning front, generally.

The dilemma we face is that, by and large, the majority offer passive support while the worst are passionate. As someone reasonably well known said, the best lack all conviction, the worst are filled with passionate intensity.

@MC Yes, but 2+2=5 [for very large values of 2].

Couldn’t they find something else to obsess over?

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