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  1. I'm Layla Miller I Know Stuff says

    The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law

    The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law is an idiomatic antithesis. When one obeys the letter of the law but not the spirit, one is obeying the literal interpretation of the words (the “letter”) of the law, but not the intent of those who wrote the law. Conversely, when one obeys the spirit of the law but not the letter, one is doing what the authors of the law intended, though not adhering to the literal wording.

    “Law” originally referred to legislative statute, but in the idiom may refer to any kind of rule. Intentionally following the letter of the law but not the spirit may be accomplished through exploiting technicalities, loopholes, and ambiguous language. Following the letter of the law but not the spirit is also a tactic used by oppressive governments.

  2. Yuki says

    So not only do we have a bishop openly pursuing political stances, which is against the rules, but he also thinks that we have all the exact same civil rights. Gotcha. Ugh.

  3. says

    @Clairvoyant, GOProud have no intention of doing that. They exist as a group solely to convince themselves of one thing, and one thing only: that their parents actually love them.

    In truth, they don’t. GOProud is a group of white men who are reluctant and resentful homosexuals. Their families do not accept them, nor love them. They merely tolerate them on the condition that their sons cut off their own balls, never fight for LGBT Equality, and tow the line for the GOP.

    GOProud’s members have to convince themselves that Lefty-Liberals are the enemy, and that the GOP has their back. It’s the only way they can deal with the daily strain that it is to be such cowards. The need a group of similar cowards to congregate with, to reassure each other that all the lies they tell themselves are true.

    Don’t believe me? Ask Christopher Barron what his parents think about Marriage Equality.

    GOProud is not about building bridges, nor about representing LGBT people within the GOP: it’s merely a collection of gay white men who resent being gay, who suck up to their bigoted families in hope that they’ll be allowed to sit at the Big Kids’ Table during mealtimes.

  4. Mark says

    Little Kiwi

    I suspect it’s very rare for a parents in a family to fully love their gay/lesbian children unconditionally. Even when it seems that they love them, in reality they’re just tolerating them. Straight people don’t really have a way to relate to gays, so at the end of the day they just tell themselves that all they have to do is just learn to live with gays. They will never see gays as fully human, normal beings. Sad, but that’s just the way it is. After my first boyfriend introduced me to his extended family, they tried behaving nicely to me and making me feel like a member of their family but still it was hard not to notice the discomfort they were hiding.

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