Late last week Lisa Pryor wrote a brilliant opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald on gay marriage and the bigotry of those who oppose it. Most opponents to it behave rather offended and seem to argue as though they feel gay marriage would somehow affect them and their lives. Lisa put this argument to rest very nicely and in a much more inoffensive manner than I could have ever achieved by proposing rather tongue-in-cheekily that gay marriage be voluntary so that it only affects those who opt-in to it.
Of course, the bigots couldn’t take this. They had to be offended and so they scoured the article to find something to oppose. What they found was a mention of one particular religious leaning in the final three paragraphs (out of 11 paragraphs), and responded as though those paragraphs were abusive to this religious leaning (which they weren’t). This, is a very clear case of persecution complex.