Here is an interesting observation by Ann Althouse concerning the same-sex marriage Kiss-In protest held on Friday. Keep in mind that Ms. Althouse is gay friendly and supports gay marriage.
I’m looking at pictures from the Chick-fil-A Kiss-In. These were people who wanted to demonstrate support for same-sex marriage. As their form of protest, they chose kissing….So the idea was, go where you think you are not loved and do something you think will upset them.
Now, restaurants generally don’t want anybody making out, so you’ve chosen behavior that would be disruptive to a restaurant’s business whether the kissing couples are same or opposite sex. The form of expression is offensive and not like the old civil rights demonstrations where Black people sat at lunch counters and were not served. The civil rights sitters-in behaved like ordinary customers, causing the store to behave in a way that onlookers could see was ugly. But since a straight couple doesn’t go to a restaurant and stand around kissing without buying anything, the 2 men are not demonstrating sameness, but difference.
And it’s displaying hostility with kissing. So what have they done? They’ve perverted kissing, which should be an expression of love. Ironic, considering that the gay rights movement seeks to dispel the belief that homosexuality is perverted. Althouse
Too many gays are attempting to have their cake and eat it too (excuse the pun), wanting to remain as odd outliers immersed in a gay counter-culture while simultaneously insisting on the granting of just one of the crowd credentials.
Friday’s faltering Chick-fil-A exhibition made it clear that for some lesbians and gays, the urge to thumb their noses at the stodgy old grownups outweighs their supposed need for mainstream assimilation.