PG Reader: Loud and Proud Homophobe

This morning the PG published a letter from Mark Santucci of Ross who objects to the bias of the PG on gay marriage.

The Post-Gazette needs to be more balanced in its story selections. The vast majority of people in Pennsylvania feel that marriage is only between one man and one woman. Traditional marriage, as understood for thousands of years and all societies, is the way to bring up the next generation (children). Many studies have found that the best way to raise children is in a traditional marriage with a committed father and mother.

So many inaccuracies, so little time.  Here's a link showing that while the majority of Americans are not yet in favor of gay marriage, those who are have been steadily increasing over the years.  Not to mention that the majority of Americans are in favor of civil unions or a similiar arrangement.  I highly doubt that Pennsylvania is that different.

The 2000 Census showed that there are 237,622 unmarried heterosexual couples in Pennsylvania, many raising children.  Obviously “traditional marriage” isn't the be all, end all for everyone. 

I'm going to leave the debunking schtick to 2 Political Junkies.  Mr. Santucci's sweeping statements as evidenced by the phrase “thousands of years” “all societies” and “many studies” are proof that he simply does not know what he is talking about and must fall back on overarching generalities in lieu of a fact-laden arguement.

I'm actually glad to read these little missives.  The true believers won't be swayed by the facts anyway.  The middle of the roaders, however, probably know at least one single parent or gay couple or grandparent raising a grandchild and would hesitate to say that their families are lesser than a “traditional” family.  But, of course, widows and abandoned women raising children, as well as extended family members, have been with us since the dawn of time.  Hmmm.

Not feeling well today here in Lesbian Central so I guess I don't have the oomph to delve any further. 

 

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