In case you missed it, my post on gay marriage turned into a long frustrating “debate” with a random visitor. When looking into this guy’s website I found his amazing definition of discrimination…
Here’s the breakdown for all levels, a marriage that excludes one sex or another is discriminatory. In a same sex marriage the individuals are participating together in the discrimination against a sex. In the delusion of claiming “gender neutrality” a government that accepts a discriminatory marriage as equal to a non-discriminatory marriage endorses gender discrimination.
After reading that, it was clear that there was no way to debate an individual who believed “discrimination” was defined in such a way. Wouldn’t a white man marrying a white woman then be discrimination against other races? Goodness, we have a lot of racists in this country!
From Merriam Webster, the usage of “discriminate” as an intransitive verb: 2 : to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit. OK, I see where he’s coming from. A man chooses to marry a man, because he likes men. But he’s discriminated against a perfectly worthy female candidate. It makes so much sense, because afterall homosexuality is a simple choice. A “switch” even. Just flip it off and marry the woman instead. (heavy sarcasm there, for people who have trouble) So, if gay marriage is discriminatory because both sexes aren’t equally represented, then what else is discriminatory?
- This morning I chose to order an Americano at the coffee shop. I discriminated against lattes, mochas, and dairy products as a whole.
- I ate a burger at a BBQ on Saturday as opposed to a hot dog. I’ve helped oppress processed pork products.
- I’m writing this on a weblog instead of a letter, newspaper or newsletter. I’ve discriminated against all print media.
What discrimination have you been up to lately?