Fear Serving Fear

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

“Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society,” president Bush said in his weekly radio address. “Government,” he went on “by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all.”

Is it just me that sees the absurdity of this statement? How could denying equality to one minority under the law serve the interests of all? What president Bush meant it seems is that denying the right of gays to marry serves the interests of every one that thinks like him, and that’s not the same thing as what he said.

Teaching tolerance and appreciating the diversity of all things is what we as a society need more of, not laws to prevent it. Teaching our children that we are all equal regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, and gender expression is what will serve the interests of all and not just the fearful right.


About Brie Austin

Co-author of I'd Do It Again, he is a columnist/reporter for a variety of magazines in the areas of music, lifestyle, nightlife, travel and business. He also writes business documents and creates copy for websites.

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