Sometimes I’m shocked at the degree to which anti-gay activists will go to bring pain and harm to gay people. This is one of those times.

The State of New York overwhelming voted to allow domestic partners to make decisions relating to the burial of their loved ones. The Republican governor, George Pataki, signed the bill. This was not a partisan issue or even a controversial issue.

Today the AgapePress has an article about the act which claims it “damaged the roll of the traditional family”. They quote Robert Knight of Concerned Women for America and Peter LaBarbera of the Illinois Family Institute.


Bob Knight of the Culture and Family Institute, however, says while that might seem compassionate on the surface, family is family.

“Family has been given preference for a reason,” says the pro-family leader. “And to say that grieving parents, for instance, just have no rights over what happens to their child’s body is a perversion of the law.”


The IFI director also seems a bit surprised by the fact that Pataki signed the bill. “If a Republican governor can assert the primacy of [so-called] homosexual ‘families’ over blood relatives, it’s a pretty scary sign,” he says.

It is inconceivable to me that there are truly activists who hate “the homosexual agenda” so much that they’ll try to stop people from deciding for themselves who will make decisions regarding their burial. This suggests to me that their hatred goes far beyond “the sin”, and shows its true face, a burning hatred against gay people that actively seeks to do them harm and cause them pain.

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