Friday, July 8, 2011

Archbishop Dolan Imitates Phyllis

When we read that New York Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan is worried that the next step in the marriage debate will be another redefinition to allow multiple partners and infidelity, our minds wandered back to Phyllis Schlafly, the front person for the right-wing's opposition to Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970's. Those of you old enough will remember that Schlafly and her supporters were predicting that if women secured equal legal rights, we could no longer have separate bathrooms for males and females.

It's predictable that when we listen to people who want to conserve hierarchies, we will hear amazing misconceptions, lies, and/or deceptions. It often takes far-out predictions to keep outdated, dying hierarchies alive.