Sunday, November 16, 2008
Special comment on 'Gay Marriage' ~ Keith Olbermann
Okay, out of your comfort zones. Here's a loud spokesman for the "let's just be decent and be nice" view by Olbermann commenting on California's recent passage of Proposition 8 (which he calls "horrible"). This is the kind of in-your-face "don't be a Christian value Nazi" kind of ad hominem argument you'll be hearing more and more in the days ahead. The effective response to this kind of attack may not be a comfortable arm-chair sort of exercize in apologetic gamesmanship. You may have the better logical argument against Olbermann and still lose in the media. If you have any doubts about that, you have only to think about how effective the media were in spinning everything in Obama's direction in the recent presidential election. So what's the most effective response?
My wife used to say that what Catholics needed was a way of turning the tables on the liberal spin and placing the Catholic view in the "warm," "personal," "tolerant" and "compassionate" column while letting the so-called liberal view collapse in the "cold," "heartless," "mind-numbingly ignorant," "repressive" column where it really belongs. Want to give it a run?