Since numerous gay couples have been arrested for kissing their same-sex partners, many couples, gay and straight, across the country will be engaging in the Great Nationwide Kiss-In on Saturday starting at 1pm. At that point they’ll engage in some quality PDA to show that there’s nothing wrong with kissing.
Of course, poorly named Christian groups like the Illinois Family Institute are outraged by it because, according to their director, Laurie Higgins:
An adult kissing a pre-pubescent child or a high school-age adolescent in a sexual or romantic manner is both obscene and inappropriate despite the protestations of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) to the contrary.
Romantic or sexual kissing between two consenting adults who are in love and who are closely related by blood is both obscene and inappropriate despite the protestations of defenders of incest to the contrary.
Romantic or sexual kissing among “multi-partner” unions, like those profiled in a recent Newsweek article, are both obscene and inappropriate despite the protests of polyamorists to the contrary.
Romantic or sexual kissing between two people of the same biological sex is both obscene and inappropriate despite the voluble, vigorous, and often vitriolic protests of homosexuals to the contrary.
She must have forgot the whole Pat Robertson “sex with ducks” example. But she goes on:
IFI is not suggesting that homosexual kissing be banned. What we hope is that the public would recover both a proper understanding of the immorality of homosexual acts and the courage to voice that belief, so that public disapproval will be strong enough to persuade homosexuals to voluntarily restrict their kissing to private venues. Many adults do not care to witness obscene and inappropriate kissing, and their children shouldn’t have to.
And many adults do not care to witness obscene and inappropriate invoking of Iron & Bronze Age mythology as a basis for a moral argument, and their children shouldn’t have to.