Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Comprehension of the Obvious Is Not Her Strong Suit

I read this quote (of a quote) from Maggie Gallagher at Instaputz, concerning the issue of gay marriage:

Rod Dreher: Maggie, you and I are on the same side of the gay marriage issue, but I am pessimistic about our chances for success. You, however, are optimistic. What am I missing?

Maggie Gallagher: Vaclav Havel mostly. "Truth and love wlll [sic] prevail over lies and hate." On that basis Havel took on the Soviet empire. Where is that invincible empire now?

Could anyone misread their position relative to this statement more than Gallagher?

You have thousands of people who are refusing to live lives in the closet, refusing to pretend to be something that they're not, or to not be something that they are, and to accept themselves and their sexuality as, well, God-given.

That would be the truth.

And those same people are now fighting to get full legal recognition of their partnerships as marriages.

That would be love.