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Political correctness mocking

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The problems of poverty, unemployment, crime and failing schools having been solved, Illinois politicians have taken time on laws for gay marriage, medical marijuana and pet lemons.

Washington, D.C., is demanding that Redskins owner Dan Snyder change the team’s name to the Redtails.

Robert Griffin III, also known as RGIII, felt the sting of political correctness when an ESPN analyst found out that Griffin was a Republican engaged to a white woman, and called him a “cornball brother” and “not one of us.” No stereotypes on the left, are there? RGIII tweeted the following: “In a land of freedom, we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.”

In the rush for a gay-marriage law, while civil union is state law, Illinois politicians aren’t fully informed, as voiced by LGBT activist Masha Gessen.

On May 19, 2012, Gessen appeared at the Sydney Writer’s Festival on a panel titled, “Why Get Married When You Can Be Happy?” The YouTube video where she spoke her mind about gay marriage and marriage in general has gone viral.

She proclaimed that gay marriage is a lie and received rousing applause from the LGBT audience. “Gay marriage is a lie. Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there. It’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. … ‘Marriage equality’ becomes ‘marriage elasticity,’ with the ultimate goal of ‘marriage extinction.’”

This mocking is a slippery road in America.

Robert Meale

Woodstock

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