Tuesday, January 19, 2016

brief & stem



Katy Faust: [misgiving; upbringing; felt like; glowing; chitchat; brief;] Thank you for the question. I'll say that there are organisations devoted to giving Gini a voice. And there is nobody that gives a voice to kids that may express some misgivings about their upbringing. As a matter of fact, I was in Adelaide two days ago and in the 24 hour period I have two women come to me, two separately, one in person and one that approached me on twitter who said this was my situation: when I was young, I have never told anybody about it, both - one said for 20 years I have never shared how I felt, and the other one said it's been 30 years since I left that house and I never felt like I could talk to anybody, because it seemed like everybody else had this glowing, you know, household situations, and that didn't represent me. So, on that flight home, I was sitting next to a woman who is from San Francisco and we get into chitchat and she says: well, you know, what are you doing here. And I was like: well, you know - because, you know, Americans and they can be a little crazy - and I explained to her that the connection between marriage and children's rights. And she said, you know, that's so fascinating, I've never heard that perspective before. I have never considered that children's right was connected to the marriage issue at all. And so, while a few of us were able to get briefs into the Supreme Court. The truth is that the American public has never really heard the credible arguments on this issue from the other side, because we've been shut out of the media.

Sam Dastyari: [stem; evangelical; claptrap;]  There is so much with what you've said just then that is so offensive. It's hard to know where to start. The politician in me tells me that I should be saying that while I disagree with your views. I wholeheartedly respect them. But I find that very hard. I find that very hard to respect a lot of your views  on what you've said, because I don't think it comes from a place of love, I think it comes from a place of hate and I think that there is so much I can't accept the fact you believe, that Gini's parents who I have no doubt love each other, you know, that they're hurting their child simply because of the love they have for one another, I can't accept that. I think so much - I worry that so much of your views stem, not really with an issue with just marriage, I think some of it stems from an issue homosexuality. And you've described homosexuality as a lifestyle. You've said that homosexuality drives us further away from God. These are your comments. You run a Blog called Ask the Bigot and I think that there are people in this country who have different views on same sex marriage. They are entitled to have different views on same sex marriage. People are going to have that debate, but I think we have to have that debate at a higher level and I'm sorry. But I think this American evangelical claptrap is the last thing we need in the debate.


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2. a legal case that is given to a lawyer to argue in court; a piece of work for a barrister;

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