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NBC Panel Says Traditional Marriage Is ‘Archaic’

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NBC Panel: ‘Conservative’ Ruling on Gay Marriage Will Cause ‘Backlash’; Traditional Marriage ‘Archaic’

By Kyle Drennen | March 26, 2013

During a panel discussion on Tuesday’s NBC Today, guest panelist Carson Daly, host of The Voice, ranted over the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on gay marriage: "The more conservative the Court decision is, the more backlash there’ll be by the people….I can’t believe that we’re even discussing this, it still seems so archaic. Because there is a new normal out there. We gotta move on."

And by "move on," he means run rough shod over the religious beliefs of the vast majority of the public and thousands of years of tradition.

But isn’t it telling how important it is to the Left to re-define ‘normal’? And just look at all of the ‘new normals’ Obama has blessed us with.

Attorney Star Jones compared gay marriage to interracial marriage and voiced her agreement with Daly.

Which must be tremendously insulting to black people. And which could help account for why they tend to be the group most opposed to same sex marriage.

NBC chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman argued that even if the Court decided against gay marriage, it would inevitably become the law of the land: "I think we’re going to see a generational shift. Younger people almost think this is a no big deal. And because, much like the civil rights, once it’s institutionalized, there will be an acceptance and I think 20 to 30 years from now, we’ll look back at this as a hiccup."

So we are being once again told young people are for same sex marriage, so it’s ‘inevitable.’ But young people also believe drugs should be legalized, and that nuclear weapons should be banned, and that life on earth is about to end because of global warming. None of which is ‘inevitable,’ either.

The trouble is young people are notoriously uninformed, and incredibly short-sighted, with little knowledge of history or the real world. Consequently, they mostly just parrot what they have been told by their liberal teachers.

As Daly labeled the traditional concept of marriage "archaic," Snyderman chimed in: "Because it’s a human rights issue." When Daly spoke of the "new normal," Jones proclaimed: "100%. You cannot distinguish equal rights."

Bear in mind that Ms. Jones is supposed to be an attorney. But the problem is if everyone has equal rights, then there is nothing to prevent pederasts from marrying minors, or men from marrying four wives, or brothers from marrying their sisters.

Co-host Matt Lauer prompted the liberal advocacy when he wondered: "Will a legal decision do anything to change the emotional opinion of the 36% or so people in this country who still think that marriage should be between a man and a woman?" Lauer was citing a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll on the subject.

Notice that the people who oppose same sex marriage just have "an emotional opinion." The people on the other side are the rational ones.

Attempting to reign in the discussion moments later, Lauer reiterated: "Let’s not ignore, 58% of people are in favor, 36% of people are not. So it’s not just a given." Daly remarked: "It will be."

Just like we were told amnesty was inevitable in the summer of 2006. And we were told that assault weapons ban was inevitable after the Newtown school shootings.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “NBC Panel Says Traditional Marriage Is ‘Archaic’”

  1. captstubby

    “Matt Lauer prompted… ”

    ah choo!
    excuse me,
    i’m allergic to a..holes.

  2. Astravogel

    Watching NBC is archaic as well.

  3. mr_bill

    Marriage is archaic, so is monogamy, merit, morality, values, Christianity, etc. etc. Everytime the moral decay crowd finds a value it opposes, they label it an anachronism. Maybe I’m old, but things used to work. I’m not given to novelty or newfangled. Just because something is old-fashioned, that doesn’t mean it has no value. Quite the contrary, if something has survived the test of time, I’d say it’s worth its salt. These moral-decay proponents want people to forget about all that.

    It reminds me of the parable of the Wise Old Woman by Yushiko Uchida, translated and linked below:
    http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/...../WOMAN.HTM

  4. Rusty Shackleford

    “The trouble is young people are notoriously uninformed, and incredibly short-sighted, with little knowledge of history or the real world. Consequently, they mostly just parrot what they have been told by their liberal teachers.

    And therein lies the problem, of course. Teachers, once revered for being able to teach and bring young people along into adulthood are now apparatchiks and fingers of the politburo. They themselves have been suckled on the teat of socialism and believe it is the way to go. When talking to a googly-eyed teacher, I often hear them accuse me, again, of cynicism. I’m pretty sure that they were taught that anyone who comes up with how things can go wrong or anticipates disaster is a “cynic” and therefore, “negative” and should be shunned. Honestly, though, a conversation with one of them is a trip into fantasy land.

    I recall, as a substitute teacher, a strapping 17 year old came into the class late, and proceeded to sit in my chair…in front of a class of 30+ students. So I made an example of him and derided his behavior in front of the students, whereupon he threatened me and so I called security and he was picked up and put in detention, which is where he probably wanted to be anyhow.

    Later at lunch in the teacher’s lounge, the principal accosted me about it. “I see you met _____.”

    “Yup, sure don’t see much in his future with behavior like that.” I mumbled in-between bites of my sandwich.

    “Oh”, she said, “You’d be surprised. He’s really a good kid”

    “You’re right.”, I said, staring her in the eye, “I would be surprised. He acted like an asshole in my classroom, threatened me and disrupted the class.”

    “Well, did you think about taking him outside the classroom?”, she blinked her eyes as if I was an idiot.

    “What? He’s a 220 pound angry 17 year old. He’d take a swing at me and never serve any time…and….AND….I’d lose the legal battle because apparently y’all think he’s such a wonderful kid because he’s a star baseball player here. Jeez…what is WRONG with you?”

    I got up and left.

    I never forgot that kid’s name.

    He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies farm team…he played a total of nine seasons, traded off to many other teams..ending up in California by way of Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc. I’m guessing that his crappy attitude pre-empted any opportunity he may have had in the pros but…his career fizzled in the minors as it was anyhow.

    I wrote a letter to the principal of that school and attached his league record and asked her, “Now, if you had not created this monster by allowing him to be an insolent brat and maybe forced him to LEARN something, he might have been employable. But…for the last nine years he played baseball, and not too well at that. Not much of a career path for a now 27 year old. He can still recover his life but, judging by the names in The White Pages online…he’s back to living at home with mommy and daddy. I’m sure they’re thrilled about that. So, let me be the first to say ‘WELL DONE’ and here’s to outcome-based-education. You deserve it.”

    ‘Course I never heard back from her. But this kid was such a disaster that I’m thinking the military probably didn’t want him either and, given his personality, I’m thinking drugs or alcohol or both, which is really an unfair assumption on my part but..when a 17 year old thinks he’s going to be a baseball star, it takes awhile for it to sink in that he’s never gonna be in the majors and that the farm team managers have dozens, if not hundreds of little bat-swingers just like him.

    So…maybe he’s working at a big-box store or selling cars. Who’s to say? Seems had he attended to his studies, he could’ve played college baseball and maybe GROWN UP a little in the process.

    Teachers…so wrapped up in the fun they had in high school, they become high school teachers and really wish they could re-live those times. It’s really pathetic. I mean really.

  5. Panel, meet God.

    God, meet panel

  6. Kytross

    Wow Rusty, great story.




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