Thursday, September 15, 2011

Clint Eastwood is obviously secure about his sexuality

From The Raw Story:

Don't expect to see him marching in a Pride parade anytime soon, but gays may have found an unexpected ally in Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood.

Why is this "unexpected"?  Eastwood is a libertarian.  Small L, but a libertarian. 

In the October issue of GQ magazine, Eastwood said that Republicans were making a big mistake by opposing same sex marriage.

What Eastwood doesn't point out is that Barack Obama's position on gay/lesbian marriage is identical to that of most Republicans.  Obama is just as opposed to gay marriage as, say, John Boehner, Newt, or Rick Santorum.  Obama will usually yap about how his position is "evolving".  Primates evolved opposable thumbs at a faster rate.   

"These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?" Eastwood opined. "I don't give a f*** about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of."

"They go on and on with all this bullshit about 'sanctity' -- don't give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."

Although he is a registered Republican, Eastwood doesn't consider himself a conservative. He has supported California's former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and Democratic Rep. Sam Farr.

"I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21, because he promised to get us out of the Korean War," he told GQ. "And over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And libertarians had more of it. Because what I really believe is, let's spend a little more time leaving everybody alone."

I'm always amazed at how many of the chuckleheads who blather on and on about the "sanctity" of marriage and "The Defense Of Marriage Act" are unwilling to defend marriage by making divorce illegal. 
So please....mind your own business.  Go away.  Dirty Harry is on our side. 

1 comment:

Nick said...

I agree with Dirty Harry. That's two R's.

There are many more.

This isnt about sexuality. It's about getting government out of the marriage business.

He's exactly right about 'sanctity.' Im divorced - does that erode the sanctity of other people's marriages? Many heterosexual atheists get married. Does that undermine the sacrament of marriage?

When church and state were one, the connection between law and sacrament made sense. Now, as far as the state is concerned, marriage is only a package of contracts, amd there's no reason the state should discriminate. I just attended a Benefits course, and the laws confer tremendous benefits to a spouse that can never be voluntarily assigned to anyone else, not even your child.

That opens the door, though, to plural marriage -something I intellectually accept but viscerally oppose. I think these marriages are inherently lacking in consent for the younger wives amd inherently male dominant. They seem more brainwashed than sincere.