Should same sex marriages be legal, or should marriage be defined as a union between a man and a woman? One of those questions will deliver a slight ray of hope for gay marriage proponents. The other will deliver the naked truth.
Sympathy, ‘an extension of empathic concern, or the perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or whatever,’ for a lost cause, fueled by a media knowingly reporting false information is simply not getting the job done. Sympathy is a funny thing, meaning it starts and stops with sympathy. It’s a non-action required emotion. It’s one of those, ‘hey, I’ll feel your pain,’ but that’s as far as it goes.
If you ask the question, ‘should same sex marriages be legal,’ the overwhelming majority would simply respond, ‘sure, why not.’ If the media, based on this response reports, ‘the majority support gay marriage,’ then the media is not being honest with it’s reporting, especially when you consider a clear majority of Americans, 32 states to be exact, has already put this issue to bed and defined a marriage as being between a man and a woman.
There was a time when a journalist would take the time and verify a report or story with at least, two(2) or three(3) named sources. In this same sex marriage report, the Associated Press reports from a Washington Post-ABC News poll that reported, a new majority, 53 percent of Americans now support same sex marriage, and a new low, 39 percent does not support same sex marriage. The report did mention the 32 states, which represents a clear majority of Americans believing a marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman.
The entire report, or poll, is a non news worthy item. It’s clear this poll wasn’t conducted to reflect accuracy, but rather to promote an agenda, keep the flames of a movement going, as well as, to hijack minds into believing ‘moral values’ don’t mean a thing anymore.
This report reflects a drafting of unwilling hearts and minds into a movement that’s already defeated. Sympathy will only go so far. Proponents of same sex marriages should accept defeat, suck it up, or rock up and move on. Jesse Jackson would put it like this, ‘if you have to lose, then lose with dignity.’ Proponents should also recognize, Gay rights end where Heterosexual rights begins.