Monday, October 31, 2011

Quote of the Day

Thank you, Katherine Kersten, for warning us of the implausible ("We Can Expect Aggression on Marriage Vote," Star Tribune, Oct. 22).

The columnist's clarion call for vigilance against "intimidation" by supporters of same-sex marriage in Minnesota is utterly baseless.

Kersten rests her admonition primarily on a few aberrational incidents in California during its legal struggle over the same-sex marriage issue. But there is no reported instance of any similar, or remotely comparable, episode in Minnesota. In fact, the type of persecution she laments has occurred, but not by same-sex marriage advocates. Rather, that type of aggression has been directed against gays and lesbians, especially in schools. Kersten should target her concerns at that type of anti-social misconduct.

This modern-day Cassandra need not worry about loutish behavior by same-sex marriage backers. Her concerns are about as prescient as fearing an insufficient supply of suntan lotion in Minnesota this winter.

– Marshall H. Tanick
Letter to the Editor
Star Tribune
October 30, 2011

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Quote of the Day – October 16, 2011
Good News from the Minnesota State Fair
Senator Scott Dibble's Message of Hope and Optimism
Sharing the Good News of Marriage Equality at the Basilica Block Party
The Minneapolis (and Online) Premiere of Catholics for Marriage Equality
Progressive Perspectives on Archbishop Nienstedt's Anti-Gay Activism
"Wrong and Impractical"
"On This Issue, Archbishop Nienstedt, You Are Wrong"
Quote of the Day – October 7, 2011
Responding to Whiny Catholic Bishops Who Cry Victim
The Political Intrigue (and Money) Behind the MN Marriage Amendment

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