The other day, I blogged about the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s use of a red division symbol as a counter-action against the hugely popular red HRC equal symbol which blanketed Facebook and social media. I wrote about it on my other blog, Queer Look at the Bible, as I wanted to address it more theologically. Even if you aren’t a Christian, I think you can appreciate that post, so please check it out.
Then Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel, a conservative group decided to get into the act with their own math symbol. I saw it on Joe.My.God, and that post is linked below.
All of these efforts are just chatter to cover over and draw attention away from the real issue of Equality, and yet they are meaningful in that they illustrate where the two sides are at here. The Homo-haters want to believe that heterosexuals “own” marriage, and more specifically, the Christian Homo-haters own marriage. That same-sex couples seek to be married or that we dare to name our loving committed relationships as marriage is the offense to them. They want to paint their marriage as greater than our marriage. Theirs as real and ours as fake. Why do they need to do this? Because they know they have lost the battle for Marriage, and the only recourse they have now is to try and promote a segregationist type supremacy.
In the years of US segregationist, African Americans were treated as less than Whites, and therefore, required to be separated. Keeping people isolated and apart is a way to slow- if not completely halt- a movement towards real Equality.
We must not be swayed or distracted by the math symbol shenanigans. We must remain focused on the real goal which os demanding that our country continues on the path towards ” a more perfect union.”