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    Yesterday I responded to a Facebook post that homosexuality is sin and the terrible things that will happen if these rights for homosexuals are granted.

    There was no reason to rant back.  

    I just noted that the writer of such a post is in the interesting position of knowing what it is like to be on the wrong side of history.  I have often wondered what it must have been like to have been a slaveholder (something that was not condemned in the Bible) when all of the property ran away and wasn't ever coming back.  Or, what was it like to believe that there must not be mixing of races when Brown and Loving v. Virginia became important parts of our rights?

    The Right in this country knows it is fighting a losing battle.  Of course, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito accept that fact and don't appear to care.  I'm still believe that Roberts and Kennedy care about how history will view an ineffective rearguard defense of intolerance and bigotry.  

    The serious leadership (assuming such people exist know) in God's Own Party know they are on the wrong side of history but know they if they switch they lose a significant part of their core supporters.  They have lost, they know it, but they put themselves into this problem when they catered to the reactionary right.

    [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

    by MoDem on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:46:02 AM PDT

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